We are so happy to announce the following (ever-growing) list of Pride events in (and around) Loudoun County for 2019! If you know of another local event not listed here, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
31 May – DIY Pride Shirt – Brambleton Library, 6:30 – 8:30, for grades 9 to Adult
1 June – Reston Pride, 1:00 pm, Lake Anne Plaza, 1609 Washington Plz, Reston, Virginia 20190, Virginia, United States
2 June – 2nd Annual Loudoun Pride Picnic Potluck, 3:30 – 6:30 pm, Fox Ridge Park, 525 Catoctin Cir SW, Leesburg, Virginia 20175 Please join us at the family-friendly event for LGBTQ+ Loudouners and their allies and friends.
8-9 June – Capital Pride, Washington DC
12 June – Brynn Tannehill Book Signing and Talk – Cascades Library
13 June – Stonewall Uprising Film Screening, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Join us for the documentary Stonewall Uprising celebrating the 50th anniversary of the night that forever changed the LGBTQ movement. Recommended for Grade 9-adult. Rated PG-13, 83 minutes. Ashburn Library
15 June – Pride on the Patio, 5:00 to 9:00 pm, Blend Coffee Bar, 43170 Southern Walk Plz, # 120, Ashburn, Virginia 20148
20 June – Rainbow Reads, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Share your favorite LGBTQ+ book titles and participate in a discussion of what’s new for children and teens at your library. For all ages. Ashburn Library
22 June – Frederick Pride, Frederick MD
22 June – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book Club, 2:00 – 4:00 pm In celebration of Pride Month, explore the story through author profiles, in-depth book discussions, guest speakers and activities related to the book’s topics. Pick up books at the Information Desk, For middle school, high school, adult, Gum Springs Library
29 June – Winchester Pride, Winchester VA
Come Walk with Equality Loudoun in the Leesburg Independence Day Parade!
When: July 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM
Where: Ida Lee Park – Front Field
60 Ida Lee Dr. NW, Leesburg
We plan to be lined up at 8:15AM. Anyone who can come early – 830AM, we could use your help putting together our small float, decorating the vehicle and generally getting ready for the parade. Otherwise, please try to get to Ida Lee by 930AM to walk with us.
Please note that vehicles/floats/groups line up as they arrive – so, we won’t know where we are until we get there. Look for rainbows once you get to the staging area.
Please come out and join us! Show your support for your LGBTQ neighbors! Wear your favorite patriotic or LGBTQ gear or both!
Please sign up at the following link:https://goo.gl/forms/w13M4N2PIX1Af7WG2
A divided Prince William County School Board on Wednesday approved anti-discrimination protections for LGBT students and employees, taking a stand on an issue that has roiled districts across the country.
Source: Prince William school board approves LGBT protections for students, staff – The Washington Post
This victory was the result of a sustained, committed, grassroots effort in the community. Equality Loudoun members are involved in a parallel effort with the Loudoun County School Board.
Equality Loudoun is ongoingly engaged with educating the Loudoun County Public School Board with the need for policies which explicitly protect LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and students from discrimination and harassment.
Please join us at the Loudoun County School Board meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. These meetings are open to the public at 21000 Education Court Ashburn, VA 20148 and begin at 6:30pm. You may sign up to speak by calling (571) 252-1020 or email email@example.com. The School Board’s agenda is usually posted on-line on the Friday before the meeting. After the public comments period of the meeting, we usually meet at the nearby Whole Foods for further planning
Please note, there is no July meeting.