Central Alabama Pride (CAP) will begin a 12-day celebration of Pride in the Magic City beginning June 1, culminating in the annual Pridefest Day celebration on June 12.
The 44th series of annual Pridefest and Pride Week events will take place primarily in Linn Park, Birmingham city center and will include interfaith services, live concerts, non-profit fundraisers and film screenings . The Pride Parade will take place in Lakeview at sunset on June 11.
“As we celebrate how far we’ve come, we can’t forget that our simple act of existing openly is an act of protest.” said Josh Coleman, chairman of the board of Central Alabama Pride. “Birmingham is a progressive city, a place where you can be who you were born to be. It’s the first city in Alabama to earn a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.
He added, “Central Alabama Pride is moving forward, and we are on a mission to empower, strengthen, enrich, and make more visible the lives and experiences of LGBTQ+ people in our community – a pride you can be proud.”
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said, “I am grateful to the organizers of Central Alabama Pride for their work in not only affirming the vitality and importance of the city’s LGBTQ+ community, but also inviting all of Birmingham to share the fun and the festivities.
Several other CAP-sponsored events will continue throughout June, including the inaugural Pride Month mini-series at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The convictions of CAP’s board of directors are present in their efforts to extend their collaboration. With a more diverse Board of Directors than ever before and big plans to exercise inclusion, CAP is looking forward to having introduced a new, more inclusive and progressive brand. This year’s extended Pride Week celebration is representative of CAP’s rebirth and the Board is poised to continue with a year full of great opportunities for Central Alabama residents to feel welcome and affirmed.
For the full schedule of events, check out the 2022 Pride Guide and find out how you can get involved in Pride Week, visit centralalabamapride.org and follow CAP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Full list of events: https://www.centralalabamapride.org/community-events
Full list of headliners: https://www.centralalabamapride.org/headliners
Parade 2022: https://www.centralalabamapride.org/parade
Pride Guide 2022: https://www.centralalabamapride.org/pride-guide