To create a thriving LGBTQIA+ community in the Texas Panhandle areas through enhanced individual self-worth and cultural pride.
All persons are equally accepted and respected.
Panhandle Pride, Inc., is the primary organization working to promote a thriving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) community in the Texas Panhandle. We do this through enhancing individual self-worth and cultural pride, with the vision that all persons are equally accepted and respected.
Panhandle Pride Incorporated as of May 15, 2015, and we’ve been celebrating our community since 2012!
For the past few years, Panhandle Pride has held community events on the 4th Sunday of June. These celebrations have grown from an attendance of around 100 people in 2012 to more than 6000 in 2016. We hold these in late June to coincide with the anniversary of the turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States – the Stonewall Uprising which began on June 28, 1969 in NYC.
This year, we will expand the size and scope of the celebration. The June 25, Festival at Memorial Park will fill the park which double the space available for participants. Two stages will double the entertainment offered. Several new activities are being added to go along with the fun activities of past years.