Best Pride Parades and Celebrations in the U.S.

On June 28, 1969, in the New York City neighborhood of Greenwich Village, police raided a popular gay bar: the Stonewall Inn.

The world-famous Stonewall built on years of LGBTQ activism. Similar homophobic and transphobic persecution by police had previously sparked other uprisings in the U.S

It also brings awareness to ongoing issues within all the different communities that make up the LGBTQ acronym.

Every year New York City throws one of the biggest Pride celebrations in the world. In 2019, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and bringing an estimated 5 million people

Located at the northern tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown, Massachusetts, is rich in history. This seaside town is the site where the Mayflower first landed in 1620.

Philadelphia, the "City of Brotherly Love," is another destination brimming with incredible history, food and culture.

Washington, D.C., in many ways constitutes a living historical destination. Founded in 1971 as the Gay Activists Alliance of Washington, D.C.

The peninsular city of St. Petersburg is surrounded by 244 miles of shoreline, along with 2,300 acres of public land dedicated to parks and recreational activities.

The Minneapolis – St. Paul metropolitan region has its own share of LGBTQ history. In 1975, Minneapolis became the first U.S. city to pass a nondiscrimination ordinance

Ohio's capital and biggest city is one of the fastest-growing and also most LGBTQ-friendly cities in the country.

Chicago is a traveler favorite year-round – and yet another destination full of LGBTQ history and culture. The Windy City is where the first LGBTQ rights organization in the U.S. was established

New Orleans is a year-round LGBTQ-friendly destination where art, culture, food, music and history collide.

Houston's nicknames reflect many aspects of the city's history. Whether you know it as the "Bayou City" for its multiple rivers, Space City.