Pride: Durham, NC
Accreditation Note: LGBTQ collection (NCC.107), North Carolina Collection, Durham County Library, NC
We all know that a lot has been off,
but Pride: Durham, NC is still ON.
September 25, 2021
Many thanks for your patience and cooperation with us! We have been working diligently with our committee and the City of Durham to navigate how to proceed with Pride: Durham, NC and have had to make many adjustments to our Pride programs this year. While we lament that we will not be able to present to you all our original plans for celebrating Pride, we have created a hybrid array of in-person and online events for you that are in alignment with our values as a community. We just could not cancel Pride.
*For In-Person Events:
We advise Pride attendees to wear masks and to maintain social distance when possible for all in-person events. We also suggest making a plan in advance for coming, participating, and leaving accordingly so that we can connect safely with as many community members as possible. Please note, in case you missed it, that there is neither a parade during the day nor a party at night. We hope to be able to host these signature Pride events next year!
For attending the festival, we recommend parking either at the main entrance of Duke's East Campus (Campus Dr X Main St) or in the Epworth Lot (Trinity Ave X Buchanan Rd). Parking staff and volunteers will be stationed near either campus entrance, pointing Pride attendees in the right direction and answering questions to the best of their ability. Please be kind and patient with them!
Lastly, for anyone in need of a meal, we invite you to visit our food trucks at the Center for Senior Life and the Feed Durham Meal Distribution station, also on Duke's East Campus. We don't want anyone in our community going hungry if we can help it. No questions asked -- if you need it, come get a plate!
*For Virtual Events:
Please use the links below to access our virtual programs and to learn more about our session hosts and concert performers. We will post additional guidance and instructions here as we have them to offer. We are doing our best to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information for everyone. Thank you for bearing with us!
Here is what we are bringing you this year:
*OFFICIAL REVISED LINEUP*
ONLINE VENDOR MARKET | FRIDAY SEPT. 24 AT 5PM UNTIL SUNDAY SEPT. 26 AT 5PM
Click Here to Browse Our Online Market
IN-PERSON SELF-GUIDED YOUTH SCAVENGER HUNT | 12PM TO 3PM
(LGBTQ CENTER OF DURHAM)
**click here to register**
IN-PERSON COVID-19 VACCINATIONS & TESTING AND STI TESTING | 12PM TO 3PM
(DUKE EAST CAMPUS)
IN-PERSON MEAL PICK-UP (for those needing a meal) w/ FEED DURHAM | 12PM TO 4PM
(DUKE EAST CAMPUS)
IN-PERSON FREE FOOD TRUCKS (for those needing a meal) | 12PM TO 4PM
(CENTER FOR SENIOR LIFE)
VIRTUAL RESTORATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS | 12PM TO 6PM
**click each session title for Zoom link and each name for IG profile**
12PM - DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR - STORMIE DAIE (SHE/HER)
1PM - DRAG HISTORY & ACTIVISM - STORMIE DAIE (SHE/HER)
2PM - YOGA FOR PRIDE - FINN WILDE (THEY/THEM)
3PM - REBIRTHING: A JOURNEY INTO WHOLENESS - NATASHA SIMPSON (SHE/HER)
4PM - BUILDING RESILIENCE THROUGH ART THERAPY - BRITTNEE PAGE (SHE/THEY)
5PM - ZEN ZOOM: SELF HEALING PRIDE 2021 - RACHEL LEVINA (SHE/HER)
VIRTUAL FAMILY-FRIENDLY DRAG SHOW | 6PM TO 8PM
**click here to access**
VIRTUAL PRIDE CONCERT | 6PM TO 9PM
**click here to access**
TALENT LINEUP: AMETHYST GALORE, CANDIS COX, DJ PLAYPLAY, ESPI O'NAJJ, JAZMINE BROOKS, LUNA DANCE CREW, SOL, STACY LAYNE MATTHEWS, SUNNY, SUNQUEEN KELCEY, TAKIRI FOLCLOR LATINO, WALLTOWN CHILDREN'S THEATRE
While this does mean that we will be cancelling our parade and party as well as moving almost all of our festival vendors to being online, we are hopeful that our mixture of in-person and virtual events will give everyone a way to celebrate that is safe for them. For all of our events, our vision is for everyone to engage with our services safely and then resume their day, and we still welcome those interested in volunteering in-person to register using the link below. We are definitely excited to bring back a fully in-person experience in 2022.
Thanks again for your patience, understanding, and continued support as we navigate COVID-19 with the most accurate information available. If you still have questions, please email us: [email protected]
Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors
Creating and Facilitating Community
Pride: Durham, NC serves as the annual celebration of community, family, pride, and activism in Durham and across the state. Durham being the home to progressive politics and true inclusion is the perfect location to celebrate your identities. Located in the state famous for "THE Bathroom Bill," HB2, Durham is also where activists have shaped history through radical acts and intelligent collaboration between key community members.
Pride: Durham, NC brings love and activism back to the forefront of Pride as a way to drive stronger connections and further growth and success in a tumultuous political climate. All people with love in their hearts and progress fueling them are welcome at Pride: Durham, NC.
With more community input and intergenerational guidance, Pride: Durham, NC is the location for members of the LGBTQ community in Durham and beyond to celebrate and rejuvenate their spirits. Please read more about the history of NC Pride (from the NC Pride Archives) and Pride: Durham, NC.