Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month

Wellington lakefront transparent pride flag

Wellington celebrates love, diversity, acceptance, and unashamed self-pride throughout the month of June. 

Pride Month (LGBTQ+ Pride Month) is a commemorative month meant to recognize the sweeping impact that LGBTQ+ individuals, advocates, and allies have on history in the United States and around the globe. The story of America's LGBTQ+ community is the story of our friends and neighbors, is a story about the struggle to realize the great American promise that all people can live with dignity and fairness under the law. Each June, we commemorate the courageous individuals who have fought to achieve this promise for LGBTQ+ Americans, and we recommit ourselves to the pursuit of equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. While progress has taken time, our achievements in advancing the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans remind us that history is on our side and that we will never stop striving toward liberty and justice for all. 

Message from Wellington's Village Manager

How the Stonewall Riots Sparked a Movement

The Stonewall Inn Riots sparked the beginning of the gay rights movement in America. Learn how members of the LGBTQ community came together to protest exploitation and police harassment. Video credit to History

Gay and Proud

A documentary by activist Lilli Vincenz

Footage from the Library of Congress of one of the earliest Gay Pride demonstration marches, the first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade, held in New York City, New York, on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. 

Community Events for Pride Month 2021

Check the Compass LGBTQ Community Center's website throughout the month for events and information. 

June 1, Tuesday - Lake Worth Beach Pride Proclamation, 5-6 PM (City Hall, LWB)

June 1, Tuesday - City of West Palm Beach LGBTQ Pride Month proclamation, 5-6 PM at WPB Commission meeting

June 1, Tuesday - Clematis by Light Pride Month Kick-Off - 8-10 PM at Centennial Square, 100 Block of Clematis Street, West Palm Beach 33401

June 3, Thursday - Northwood Rainbow Crosswalk Proclamation, 9:30 AM in Northwood (Intersection of Northwood Road and Spruce Avenue)

June 4, Friday - Kick off to Pride Month at Voltaire in the evening

June 5, Saturday - Palm Beach Pride Market, 8 AM- 1 PM

June 5, Saturday - Penny's at the Duke with the Folx from Roosters "After the Park" Celebration

June 5, Saturday - Mad Hatter After Pride Market Party

June 6, Sunday - Pride Pop Up Tea Dance at Pétanque to celebrate rainbow crosswalk in the evening

June 7, Monday - Coffee Clatch 10 AM via Zoom with a speaker from Jewish Family Services

June 7, Monday - Boynton Beach LGBTQ Pride Intersection Dedication, 5:30 PM (Intersection of East Ocean Avenue and 1st Street SE at the end of the city's Town Square)

June 8, Tuesday - Book Club 1 PM via Zoom discussing While England Sleeps by David Leavitt

June 12, Saturday - Delray Beach Crosswalk dedication at 10 AM (Intersection of NE 2nd Avenue and NE 1st Street in Pineapple Grove)

June 12, Saturday - Madewell at  PB Gardens Mall hosting a Do Well & Give Back Event for Pride, where 10% of their proceeds from Noon to 4 PM benefit Compass

June 13, Sunday - Pride 5K, 8 AM in West Delray Beach Marketplace

June 13, Sunday - Pride Drag Me to Brunch at Sassafras in WPB

June 18, Friday - Global Black Pride (virtual) https://www.gbgmc.org/global-black-pride/

June 19, Saturday - Juneteenth (observance)

June 21, Monday - Coffee Clatch 10 AM in person at Dreher Park WPB Pavilion #3

June 23, Wednesday - Compass’ PBA Social, 6-8 PM at The Beach Club at Lake Worth Beach Golf Course

June 25, Friday - Norton Pride Night, 5-7 PM

June 27, Sunday - CycleBar Pride Ride, 4550 Donald Ross Rd Suite 100, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418, 12 PM 

June 28, Monday - Clematis by Light Stonewall Uprising Commemoration - 6 PM to 8 PM at Centennial Square, 100 Block of Clematis Street, West Palm Beach 33401

June 29, Tuesday - PBCHRC Pride Happy Hour at Meat Market, 6-8 PM

Other In-Person Events

Conversations that Matter - Identity
at the Boca Raton Museum of Art
Sunday, Jun 6, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Conversations that Matter is a program that delves into issues and ideas that impact our community. The museum involves community and art leaders to discuss and provide insight into these topics.

In celebration of gay pride month, the Boca Raton Museum of Art offers an informative presentation exploring identity - the intersection of portraiture, various forms of expression, and LGBTQ identity.

Dr. Nicole Morse, Director of the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at FAU

Misty Eyez, Director of Women’s Services and Transgender Services at SunServe

Roberto Navarrete, visual/performance artist and educator

Advanced online ticket required.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Manuscript Research Orientation Featuring LGBTQ Topics
Thursday, June 3, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

For LGBTQ Pride Month, this orientation will include an overview of materials relating to LGBTQ topics in the Manuscript Division collections. Highlights include personal papers of prominent figures such as Frank Kameny, Janet Flanner, Bayard Rustin, Walt Whitman, Lilli Vincenz, and Truman Capote; pertinent records of organizations such as the American Psychological Association, League of Women Voters, and NAACP; and collections which include relevant material on certain subjects, such as Supreme Court decisions, legal matters, and HIV/AIDS. The session will include time for Q&A about research strategies or steps on specific research projects. Register here

Prints & Photographs Virtual Orientation: Commemorating Pride Month with LGBTQ+ Images
Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 12:00 PM

This orientation session will include a brief introduction to photographs, posters, and other pictures in the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division that relate to LGBTQ history and culture. Instruction will cover library search tools, online resources, and how to prepare for a future visit to the reading room. Register here. 

Virtual LGBTQ Pride Night
Monday, June 28, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

In celebration of Pride 2021, we invite you to join Meg Metcalf, Women’s, Gender and LGBTQIA+ Studies Librarian and Collection Specialist, as they explore the depth, breadth, and diversity of LGBTQ collections and services at the Library of Congress. Meg will provide a brief overview of what’s available in each reading room and research center as well as a detailed introduction into the rare and unique holdings in the Library's general and international collections. Register here.