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Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

05/29/2015 03:03 pm ET | Updated May 29, 2016

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NYC Pride March courtesy of nycpride.org

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

Pride celebrates our freedom and promotes equality in this great country (thank you, Stonewall rioters.) With support for marriage equality at an all time high, Dan Savage's The Real O'Neals getting the green light, and an openly gay man leading one of the worlds largest companies, the LGBT community has plenty of reasons to be proud.

Start researching your Pride getaway here. And then pack your bags and let your flag fly high.

Quick tip: Some of the dates listed below are for the actual Pride parades, but LGBT events fill the calendar in the days and weeks before.

Pride Highlights:

Jersey Pride Celebration (Asbury Park) - June 7, 2015
Get ready to pump your fists with the Jersey boys and girls. Just don't try to mess with Jersey Pride.

LA Pride (West Hollywood) - June 12-14, 2015
This is one of the hottest places around to show off your LGBT pride. In WeHo, it's mostly about being seen, so apply lots of social lubricant and you'll pop that Pride cherry in no time.

NYC Pride - June 23-28, 2015
I recognize that New York City is an obvious choice but I think everyone should experience Pride in a very large city--I'm talking an expected crowd of 1.7 million people large. Just imagine all the Grindr and Jack'd messages you'll get.

Pride All Over:
Alaska PrideFest (Anchorage) - May 30-June 6, 2015
Honolulu Pride Parade - June 6, 2015
California's Capital Pride (Sacramento) - June 6, 2015
Utah Pride Festival (Salt Lake City) - June 4-7, 2015
PrideFest Milwaukee - June 5-7, 2015
Motor City Pride (Detroit) - June 6-7, 2015
Santa Cruz Pride - June 7, 2015
Circle City IN Pride (Indianapolis) - June 5-13, 2015
Brooklyn Pride - June 7-13, 2015
Albuquerque Pride - June 13, 2015
Long Island Pride - June 13, 2015
Spokane Pride Parade & Rainbow Festival - June 13, 2015
Capital Pride (Washington, DC) - June 3-14, 2015
Boston Pride Week - June 5-14, 2015
Pittsburgh Pride - June 6-14, 2015
Key West Pride - June 10-14, 2015
Capital City Pride (Des Moines) - June 12-14, 2015
Pride Northwest (Portland, Oregon) - June 13-14, 2015
Philadelphia Pride - June 14, 2015
Kentuckiana Pride Festival (Louisville) - June 19-20, 2015
Knoxville PrideFest - June 20, 2015
OKC Pride (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) - June 15-21, 2015
Columbus Pride Festival - June 19-21, 2015
New Orleans Pride Festival - June 19-21, 2015
Rhode Island Pride (Providence) - June 20, 2015
Denver PrideFest - June 20-21, 2015
Nashville Pride - June 26-27, 2015
Cleveland Pride - June 27, 2015
Santa Fe Pride - June 27, 2015
Harlem Pride - June 21-28, 2015
Pride Houston - June 21-28, 2015
Pride St. Louis - June 26-28, 2015
St. Pete Pride (St. Petersburg, Florida) - June 27-28, 2015
San Francisco Pride - June 27-28, 2015
Twin Cities Pride - June 27-28, 2015
Pride Chicago Parade - June 28, 2015
Seattle Pride Parade - June 28, 2015

Post-June Pride:

You can wave your flags all year long thanks to events sprinkled throughout the calendar. Here are some notable Pride events after June:

Pride San Antonio - July 4, 2015
Tacoma Pride - July 11, 2015
Pacific Pride Festival (Santa Barbara) - July 11, 2015
Rochester Pride - July 17-19, 2015
San Diego Pride - July 17-19, 2015
Baltimore Pride - July 25-26, 2015
Charlotte Pride - August 15-16, 2015
Austin Pride - August 22-30, 2015
Silicon Valley Pride (San Jose)- August 30, 2015
Oakland Pride - September 13, 2015
Boulder Pride - September 13, 2015
Pride Vermont (Burlington) - September 13, 2015
Las Vegas Pride - September 18-19, 2015
Dallas Pride Parade & Festival - September 20, 2015
Mid-South Pride (Memphis) - September 26, 2015
Come Out With Pride (Orlando) - October 10, 2015
Atlanta Pride - October 11-12, 2015
Greater Palm Springs Pride - November 6-8, 2015

To discover more about these gay-friendly cities and to plan and book your gay Pride getaway, visit fagabond.com.