PRIDE 2021, the PRIDE Parade, and all associated events have been cancelled. Please see details below.

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Downtown Abilene Texas
 

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PRIDE 2021 in Abilene, Texas is going to be the first event of it's kind.  So we're here to let you know everything we have planned and what we're asking of you.

Family Inclusive

Our goal is to be a place where everyone feels comfortable!

Community Focus

PRIDE is our opportunity to grow into our larger Abilene Community.

Establish PRIDE

We want this to be an event that is welcomed back every year.

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Family Inclusive

One of our main missions is to create a space for supportive families to bring their LGBTQIA2 kids. Our PRIDE event is geared toward that.

The main part of the day and parade will be a PG PRIDE event with vendors and entertainment geared toward most supportive audiences.

Community Focus

The APA sees PRIDE 2021 Diamonds and Denim as a way to extend our reach into the community and to develop programs and services for our LGBTQIA2 family.

So we can help every cowpoke can lead fuller, happier lives in our area.

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Establish PRIDE

This PRIDE 2021 is not only the first PRIDE event of its kind, it is also the first full-scale LGBTQIA2 event that has ever happened in Abilene.

The APA wants to use the success of this event to establish September as Abilene PRIDE month and hold an event every year.

Frequently Asked Questions

The primary event area will encompass Cypress street downtown. The parade will begin near the civic center and travel to Everman Park.

Our event staging area will be Vera Minter park next to Monk's coffee.

Yes. The daytime events 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. including the vendor fair, awards, dance, and bands will all be geared toward families. 

However, the events after 8:00 p.m. will be adult themed.

Yes. We are currently developing a safety plan in case of emergency. The APA will contract with the Abilene Police Department to provide security and safety for all of our event attendees.

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