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Pride Month events in Raleigh

June is Pride Month, and Raleigh is showing out in style. Head to these six events around Oak City to show your pride and celebrate the local LGBTQ+ community.

Rainbow flags that say "Out! Raleigh Pride" hang on lightposts.

This year is the 12th Out! Raleigh Pride.

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Pride Month is celebrated throughout June to honor the LGBTQ+ community, and Raleigh’s Pride Month calendar is bursting with pride-filled events throughout the city. Here are just some of Raleigh’s signature Pride events to celebrate love + community in Oak City — these events are open for both the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.

“Kinky Boots” | Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 23 | Raleigh Little Theater | $25-$29 | With music by Cyndi Lauper, this uplifting musical follows a shoe businessman and a drag queen teaming up to revitalize a boot company.

Run for Love 5K | Saturday, June 8 | 9 a.m. | Starts at Dorothea Dix Park | $15-$50 | Thrown by Trophy Brewing and Runologie benefiting the LGBT Center of Raleigh + Raleigh Pride, this friendly run is topped off with a party at Trophy Maywood.

Pride Market and Drag Show | Saturday, June 8 | 12-4 p.m. | Hartwell Raleigh | Free entry | Put on by queer- and minority-owned business Urban Pothos, this event will benefit the LGBT Center of Raleigh. Last year, this event raised $6,000 in just four hours for the center.

Pride Ride: LGBTQ+ Historic Trolley Tour | Sunday, June 9 | 1 p.m., 2 p.m., + 3 p.m. | Mordecai House | $12 | Take a ride on the Raleigh trolley to learn about sites of significance for LGBTQ+ history in Oak City, including neighborhoods, businesses, and more.

Pride Birdsong Open Mic | Friday, June 21 | 5:30 p.m. | Blackbird Books & Coffee | Free | This poetry open mic will revolve around the theme of LGBTQ+ identities — come to watch or to read your own work.

Out! Raleigh Pride | Saturday, June 22 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Fayetteville Street | Free entry | This is the biggest Pride event of the season, don’t miss it. Watch LGBTQ+ performers, shop local vendors — and don’t miss performances from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestants Dawn and Jorgeous.

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