Members of the LGBT community show their pride in the 2014 Juneau Fourth of July Parade. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Members of the LGBT community show their pride in the 2014 Juneau Fourth of July Parade. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Get ready for Pride 2019

Schedule set for annual LGBTQ+ celebration

Juneau Pride Week this year commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

A police raid on a known gay-friendly bar on New York City in the wee morning hours of June 28, 1969, led to a series of spontaneous and sometimes violent demonstrations.

The public acknowledgments of LGBTQ identity and displays of unity led to a coalescing community. A year later, gay pride marches were happening in major U.S. cities

The golden anniversary of that milestone will be part of the fabric of the Juneau Pride celebration set for June 14-23.

A Pride Prom at the Baranof Treadwell Ballroom will even have a Stonewall 50 class reunion theme.

That’s just one of the events set for a roughly weeklong series of events.

This is a calendar of Southeast Alaksa LGBTQ+ Alliance’s announced events.

Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15

GLITZ, 8 p.m. both days, Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. Gigi Monroe will present this fifth annual drag show. Local Juneau drag artists will perform as will special guests Sonique from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Chicago drag star Tenderoni and from Dallas Kelexis Davenport. Tickets cost $15-$100. The event is for those 18 and older. Tickets can be purchased online through

Sunday, June 16

Pride Service, 9:30 a.m., Aldersgate Methodist Church,9161 Cinema Drive. There will be an all-ages pride sermon Sunday morning.

Bonfire, 6-8 p.m., Sandy Beach. This event is for those 18 and older. Food and drinks won’t be provided, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own.

Wednesday, June 19

Kickball, 6-8 p.m., Savikko Park, 101 Savikko Road, Douglas. This is an all-ages event that will take place at the softball fields.

Thursday, June 20

Youth Pride Party, 6-9 p.m., Zach Gordon Youth Center, 396 Whittier St. This event is for middle school- and high school-aged youths. There will be barbecue, a bonfire, activities including tie dye and video games. There will be door prizes.

Trivia at Rendezvous, 8-10 p.m., 184 S. Franklin St. This event is for people 21 and up.

Friday, June 21

Pub Crawl, 8-11 p.m. The crawl starts at the Viking, 218 Front St. This event is for people 21 and up.

Saturday, June 22

Pride Prom, 8 p.m.-midnight, Westmark Baranof Hotel, Treadwell Ball Room, 127 N. Franklin. The theme for this all-ages event is Stonewall 50 class reunion.

Sunday, June 23

Pride Picnic, noon-4 p.m., Savikko Park, 101 Savikko Road, Douglas. The picnic will take place at Savikko Park Shelter No. 2. During the picnic, the Mildred Boesser Civil Rights Award and a special lifetime achievement award for service to the Juneau LGBTQ community will be awarded.

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