Pride: Durham, NC
PRIDE: DURHAM, NC 2022
SEPTEMBER 24, 2022
This year’s theme for Pride is “IRL!” We will host all of our events on Saturday, September 24, 2022 IRL: IN REAL LIFE -- that means we will be in-person, no virtual options this time around. We also hope that our time together will encourage the act of IRL: INSPIRING REAL LOVE. As cheesy as it may sound, it’s our desire that you come to Pride this year and leave inspired by the abundance of love made real -- that desire is motivating us, and we hope it motivates you!
Our grand marshal for the parade and festival is Durham's own Kimora Brooks. For the concert, we will feature Madame Gandhi, Zebra Katz, and Imani Pressley as well as local drag performers: Stormie Daie, Dustin Reams, and Teagress. Additionally, DJ Wicked will be spinning at the concert and the party at the Fruit with other area DJs: Femi The Femme, DJ AYO VIP, and DJ Gay Agenda. And last but not least, Gemynii will hold it down at the inaugural Jammy Jam party at Suite Four.
Registration for marching in the parade, exhibiting at the festival, and volunteering throughout the day has officially closed! If you have registered, stay tuned for details -- someone from our committee will be in touch via email and follow up with you at their earliest convenience.
OFFICIAL EVENT TIMES & LOCATIONS
Parade | 1030AM - 1230PM | Duke East Campus
Festival | 12PM - 4PM | Duke East Campus
Concert | 5PM - 8PM | Durham Central Park
Party | 8PM - 2AM | Suite Four
Party | 10PM - 2AM | The Fruit
EVENT CONSIDERATIONS & INSTRUCTIONS
There are also several community members who are coordinating events in conjunction with Pride: Durham, NC 2022. See the list, and feel free to participate as you're able. If there's an event you're planning that inspires real love and uplifts our community, please email us the details, and we'll do our best to add it to the list.
Queer Book Bingo,5PM - 9PM @ Letters Bookshop
Gay Bingo, 8PM @ Fullsteam Brewery
Eno Rugby Pride Dance Party,9PM-2AM @ The Fruit
House of Coxx Pride Show and Family Reunion, 10PM @The Pinhook
Eucharist Service, 9AM @ St. Joseph's Episcopal Church
Parade Watch Party, 10AM-1PM @ Branches Community School
Creative Low Sensory Space, 10AM-4PM @ ARTPOST
Pride Shop & Share, 10AM-6PM @ Bull City Fair Trade (10% donated back to us!)
ECWA Open House, 10:30AM-12:30PM @ Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association
Communion Service w/ Pilgrim UCC, 1PM @ Duke East Campus Gazebo
Pride RAVE Party, 10PM-2AM @ The Pinhook
House of Coxx Drag Brunch, 11AM @Counting House at 21C
Pride Shop & Share, 12PM-5PM @ Bull City Fair Trade (10% donated back to us!)
UMC Queerly Beloved Service, 530PM-730PM @ Duke Memorial UMC
The Great Durham Bake-off,430PM @ Queeny's
Queer Book Bingo,5PM-9PM @ Queeny's
Lastly, please don't be shy -- if you have any questions or concerns about an accommodation that will help you participate in-person more fully, contact us via email: pride@
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 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.