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Pride Guide 2022: Some Tri-State communities celebrate Pride for the first time

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Jun 01, 2022

CINCINNATI — June is here and communities across the Tri-State have plans to celebrate LGBTQIA+ identities and the ongoing for rights and recognition, in some cases for the first time in-person since 2019. Several communities are holding their first Pride celebrations this year.

Below is a schedule of some of the major events happening this month across our area. You can find more here.

Wednesday, June 1
Inclusive Pride Flag Raising and Block Party - 3:30 p.m. at Cincinnati City Hall
Queers with Gears - 6 p.m. at Lil's Bagels

Thursday, June 2
Official Kick-Off to NKY Pride - 5 p.m. at Braxton Brewing (Covington)

Friday, June 3
Pride Night at the Reds - 6:40 p.m. at Great American Ballpark

Saturday, June 4
Hamilton Pride March and Festival - 11:30 a.m. at Marcum Park
Hillsboro PRIDE - 3 p.m. at 201 Diamond Drive

Sunday, June 5
NKY Pride Parade and Festival - Noon at Goebel Park

Saturday, June 11
New Richmond Pride - 11 a.m. at Front Street
Westwood Works Second Saturday: First Pride on the West Side - 5 p.m. - Westwood Town Hall Park

Sunday, June 12
New Richmond Pride - 11 a.m. at Front Street
Madeira Pride Picnic - 11 a.m. at McDonald Commons Park
Lawrenceburg Pride - Noon at Dearborn County Fairgrounds

Wednesday, June 15
Black Wellness Black Wellness is Black Pride: A Town Hall- 6:30 p.m. at e19 Lounge Bar and Discotheque

Thursday, June 16
Black Alphabet Film Festival - 5 p.m. at Esquire Theatre in Clifton

Saturday, June 18
Cincinnati Black Pride at Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival - Noon at Eden Park
Batesville Pride - 1 p.m. at Batesville Sky Display

Thursday, June 23
Pride Multifaith Celebration - 7 p.m. at Hebrew Union College

Saturday, June 25
Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival- 11 a.m. at Downtown and Sawyer Point Park

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The first in-person Hamilton Pride event was held on Saturday, June 5, 2021. It included a parade, a festival and a concert at RiversEdge Amphitheater.

What is Pride?
Pride's roots trace back to a gay bar in New York City, but when it comes to LGBTQIA+ history, Cincinnati has played a leading role.

The first recognized Pride march took place in New York City on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, according to the Library of Congress. It only took a few years for the movement to reach the Queen City when Cincinnati held its first Pride celebration on Fountain Square in 1973.

You can learn more about Pride history — and issues still facing the LGBTQIA+ community — by watching WCPO's 2021 special "It's About Pride," below.