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Over the Rainbow: All the Denver Pride Events in June

Pride is on the march this month!
Pride events step off on June 1 in Denver.
Pride events step off on June 1 in Denver. Miles Chrisinger
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June is Pride Month, with events building up to the big fiftieth-anniversary Denver PrideFest weekend that runs June 21-23; see our PrideFest guide here.

But that's not the end of the rainbow! For Pride events along the Front Range all month, keep reading:
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Two people covered with Pride.
Miles Chrisinger

SAVE HER! An Official Denver Pride Environmental Drag Show
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Gothic Theatre, 3263 South Broadway, Englewood
Join critically acclaimed drag queen and environmentalist Pattie Gonia and a cast of local drag queens and kings in a drag show for our planet. Admission is $45; get tickets at axs.com.

Mortified Live: Pride Edition
Thursday, June 20, 8 p.m.
Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue
Adults share their most angst-ridden teenage diary entries, artwork and more in front of total strangers in this annual Mortified Pride edition. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door, and the show is 18+. Learn more at getmortified.com.

Wreckno’s Big Gay Soirée
Thursday, June 20, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tracks Night Club, 3500 Walnut Street
Denver PrideFest’s official opening party with EDM star Wreckno and others. Tickets are $30 to $105; learn more at tracksdenver.com.

Queer Frontier: Pride Month Art Discussion – Cowboy Poetry of Queer Love
Friday, June 21, 3 p.m.
American Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Place

Cowboys are icons of straight masculinity, who often formed deep bonds with their professional partners on the range. Sometimes those bonds were romantic and inspired artists and poets. Hear some cowboy love poetry while considering the painted subject during this program. Tickets are $10; learn more here.

Friday Fun: Pride Banner-Making Party
Friday, June 21, 3 to 5 p.m.
The Curtis, 1405 Curtis Street

The Curtis is hosting events every Friday in the lobby, including a banner-making party. Next week: flower crowns. Admission is free; learn more here.

Pink Party
Friday, June 21, 6 to 10 p.m.
ReelWorks Denver, 1399 35th Street

One Colorado will host its nineteenth annual Pink Party, a fundraiser to support One Colorado’s efforts to elect pro-equality candidates across the state in 2024. This year, the Pink Party will feature headline performances by Willow Pill, Colorado drag queen and Season 14 Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The theme is '90s Summer Bash, and speakers include Governor Jared Polis, State Senator Sonya Jaquez Lewis,State Representative Leslie Herod and One Colorado Executive Director Nadine Bridges. Tickets are $100 (VIP is sold out); get them here.

Pride Party & Art Exhibition – Gay Sex: I Am Not Ashamed
Friday, June 21, 9 p.m. to midnight
Sexploratorium, 1800 South Broadway
The Neon Fox Collective is hosting its first annual Pride Party and Art Exhibition; tickets are $20 to $25. Get the details at denverpride.org.

Denver PrideFest
Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Civic Center Park
The weekend kicks off with the Pride 5K on Saturday, followed by the two-day Denver PrideFest at Civic Center Park. The annual Coors Light PrideFest Parade on Colfax Avenue follows on Sunday. Get a rundown of official Pride events at denverpride.org.

Motus Theater: Queer Immigrant Pride! Empowering Performances of LGBTQIA+ Immigrants

Saturday, June 22, 6:30 p.m. (show at 7:30)
Evans School (RedLine Contemporary Art Center Satellite), 1115 Acoma Street

Through June, the award-winning Motus Theater is hosting a series of performances with the theme "There’s No THEM in U.S.,"  which includes an exhibit at the Evans School. Queer Immigrant Pride! will include monologues by David Breña (he/him), Cristian Solano-Cordova (he/they) and Ruby Lopez (she/her). Tickets are $10, and include a pre-show community reception, when you can see the exhibit UndocuAmerica: Reclaiming Our Presence. Get more information here.

QueerGxrl Denver Pride Party
Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
VYBE, 1027 Broadway
Denver's largest queer female party of Pride weekend. Tickets are $25 to $35 at eventbrite.com.

Unity Pride
Saturday, June 22, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
El Jebel Building, 1770 Sherman Street
Denver’s newest Pride event by Circuit Dog, with international superstar DJ Enrico Meloni, drag performances and secret surprises. Tickets are $38; get them at denverpride.org.

Queer Frontier: Pride Month Art Discussion – Marsden Hartley
Friday, June 28, 3 p.m.
American Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Place

Never openly out, artist Marsden Hartley was gay, and many of his paintings expressed his homosexual desire in coded and not-so-coded ways. His time in New Mexico fundamentally changed his approach to painting and provided a respite from his grief at the loss of his lover in WWI. This program will focus on one of his New Mexico paintings and his later career. Tickets are $10; learn more here.

Rainbow Family Hour
Saturday, June 29, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Denver Public Library Park Hill Branch, 4705 Montview Boulevard
Join a LGBTQ+-affirming storytime and celebration for kids and families! Enjoy kid-friendly treats, crafts and activities, and read some favorite LGBTQ+ kids’ books. Find more information here.

Queer Circus
Saturday, June 29, 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Junkyard Social, 2525 Frontier Avenue, Suite A, Boulder
An 18+, cabaret-style show with local LGBTQIA+ comedians, dancers, poets, musicians and entertainers. Tickets are $20; learn more at outboulder.org.

Boulder Pridefest
Sunday, June 30, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Boulder Central Park, 1212 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder
Join Out Boulder County for Boulder’s very own Pride festival. Admission is free; learn more at outboulder.org.

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