New Orleans closes out Pride season with Southern Decadence, an annual LGBT fete with a distinctly NOLA flair. From local drag queens to Gay New Orleans Walking Tours, sample the local fare and take in the bonhomie that makes the Crescent City unlike any other in the U.S.
More info: http://www.southerndecadence.net/
Just because Pride season’s over doesn’t mean you have to put away the rainbow flags and tank tops. Light up the night with not one but two circuit parties, then cool off in Lake Travis with your friends.
More Info – http://splashdays.com/index.html
Coinciding with Las Vegas Pride, Gay Days Las Vegas expands your Pride experience with pool parties, brunches, and general sun-soaked revelry.
More info: http://www.gaydays.com/Las-Vegas/Featured/
This groundbreaking, uproarious musical celebrates the life and legacy of the Queen of Disco.
More info: http://www.fabuloussylvester.com/
Austin’s Pride Week offers the usual Pride events, with the addition of the “Werk!” fashion show featuring Project Runway designers and RuPaul’s Drag Race reigning champ Bianca Del Rio as the emcee.
More info: http://www.austinpride.org/
With free samples from more than 30 vendors, a Chocolate & Wine Pavilion, chef demonstrations, and festival proceeds going to Project Open Hand, which provides meals to the homebound critically ill—senior citizens and those living with HIV/AIDS—the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival is the sweet intersection of chocolate and charity.
More info: http://www.ghirardelli.com/chocolatefestival
What sets this Pride event apart from the rest is that Pride Vermont is home to Northern Decadence, a foodie extravaganza that offers the best fare in the Green Mountain State.
More info: http://calendar.ru12.org/pride-home
America’s first LGBT jazz festival brings together an eclectic group of world-renowned musicians for showstopping performances, panel discussions, and master classes.
More info: http://outbeatjazzfest.com/
The second oldest LGBT film festival in the United States returns to showcase the best in gay cinema, from documentaries to feature-length films.
More info: http://reelingfilmfestival.org/
Once again, California’s own gay oasis brings together the highlights of contemporary gay cinema for a four-day extravaganza.
More info: http://cinemadiverse.org/
Big Freedia, Empire of the Sun, Jane’s Addiction, and more fill the roster of WeHo’s own pre-fall music extravaganza.
More info: http://www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com/
From the Family PRIDE Zone to the all-out party that is the parade to the festival in Lee Park, Dallas Pride is one of the most event-packed fetes in the Lone Star State.
More info: http://www.dallastavernguild.org/
From pool parties and cigar socials to karaoke and after-hours dancing, this four-day nonstop shindig has something for every kind of bear.
More info: http://www.orlandobearbash.com/
With a Joseph L. Mankiewicz retrospective featuring such classics as All About Eve, The Barefoot Contessa, and Guys and Dolls, and a special screening of Howard Brookner’s Burroughs: The Movie, this year’s New York Film Festival is replete with gay classics.
More info: http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2014#