Friday, July 1

JUST ANNOUNCED: With in-person plans and a new location, Pride in the CLE is set to return

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Pride in the CLE, the annual event celebrating LGBTQ+ rights, culture and liberation, will be returning to downtown Cleveland on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

A march will be held winding through the streets of Cleveland and end at the historic Malls B & C for the traditional Pride in the CLE festival. The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland will again be planning the event in conjunction with an official Pride Steering Committee.

In 2019—the last time an in-person celebration was held—turnout for the Pride in the CLE march and festival at Public Square reached over 30,000 attendees. In order to safely accommodate anticipated crowd size, the event will be relocating from Public Square to the Malls.

“Pride is a bold and beautiful testament to the history, resilience, joy, and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community now and into the future. We are so pleased to be able to resume this year’s Pride in the CLE festival in-person” says Phyllis Seven Harris, Executive Director of the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland.

Over the last two years, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Center reimagined Pride in the CLE by producing a series of events that would allow for individuals to participate safely at a distance while cultivating the essence of the event that typically draws more than 25,000 people to Downtown Cleveland. Last year, in addition to the Pride Ride, the Center in partnership with WKYC – Channel 3, brought Pride in the CLE directly into the homes of Northeast Ohioans through a 30-minute program highlighting the past, present, and future of Pride and Cleveland’s LGBTQ+ community. 🔥

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  • For more information check out the official Pride in the CLE website.

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