In coordination with Public Health's new LGBTQ Health Initiatives program, Public Health will be conducting health screenings at the Community Pride Festival on Saturday, June 2, noon – 4 pm, and prior to Dayton’s Running with Pride 5K race, Sunday, June 3, at 8 am, sponsored by Parents, Families & Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).
June is an important month for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Throughout June, the LGBT community across the country and here in Dayton will be celebrating LGBT Pride -- in recognition of progress toward equality that began with the Stonewall uprising, the first major LGBT civil rights action that occurred in June 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York. During the first weekend in June, Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County will be participating in a couple of events as part of Dayton Pride: Voices of Value.
A series of events occurs during the Dayton Pride celebration weekend May 31 – June 3, as follows: Click here to visit the Greater Dayton LGBT Center for more information.
Thursday, May 31
6:30 – 8 pm – The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin – Downtown Dayton Metro Library. Armistead Maupin is the author of a series of groundbreaking fictional books called Tales of the City, chronicling life in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1970s and 1980s. Click here for more information.
Friday, June 1
5 – 10 pm – Affair on the Square – Courthouse Square (featuring performances by the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and the Rubi Girls) with events to follow throughout the evening.
Saturday, June 2
9 am – Pride Breakfast – MJ’s on Jefferson, 20 N. Jefferson St.
Noon – Pride parade – begins at Cooper Park near the Downtown Dayton Metro Library, ending at Courthouse Square
Noon – 4 pm – Community Pride Festival – Courthouse Square (vendor booths, food and entertainment)
Sunday, June 3
8 am - PFLAG Running with Pride 5K – Welcome Park (near Welcome Stadium on Irwin Simpson Blvd). Click here to sign up. Deadline is May 31.
Pride Brunch – Wheat Penny Oven & Bar, 515 Wayne Ave., Dayton
11 am – 5 pm – Spikes & Heels Kickball Tournament, Burns-Jackson Park (off of Buckeye St. near Emerson Academy). Click here to register your team. Deadline is May 31.
For questions and assistance contact the
LGBTQ Health Initiatives Project Manager