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3 ways to celebrate Pride Month this year

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month—a time that recognizes the contributions and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer individuals throughout history. 

Throughout the month, people will gather for countless festivals, parades and other celebratory events around the world—from Paris and Madrid to right here in the United States, and Cleveland is no exception. 

This Saturday (June 3), local residents will paint the streets of Cleveland the colors of the rainbow with an array of colorful flags and banners as they gather for this year’s Pride in the CLE celebration. At this event, attendees have the opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, vendors and other offerings of the city’s LGBTQ+ community. 

Looking for other ways to celebrate Pride Month around Cleveland as a member of the Case Western Reserve University community? Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, here are three events The Daily suggests you attend. 

“LGBTQ+ Voices: Uplifting the Silenced” Book Pop-Up Display

June 1-16

Use your CWRU library account at the Kelvin Smith Library to check out books curated by Anya Tsang (CWR ‘23), a student coordinator at the university’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center who recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in women and gender studies. 

Tsang’s display will challenge you to recount real-life experiences related to gender identity and sexuality when you read Gender Queer, the most challenged book of 2022 written and illustrated by American author and cartoonist Maia Koabe. 

Learn more about the display. 

Drawings of Robert Duncan showcase

On display through August 2023

View handpicked images from A Selection of 65 Drawings from One Drawing Book 1952-1956 by post-WWII American poet Robert Duncan, who is known as one of the first literary figures to openly acknowledge his sexuality. The showcase is on the second floor of the Kelvin Smith Library. 

Get more details. 

Thrive with Pride: LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Day

June 23

Access free healthcare services—from cancer and pap screenings to nutrition counseling—at the third annual Thrive with Pride: Health & Wellness Day, hosted by the LGBT Community Center in partnership with Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, and other local medical centers throughout the city. 

Learn more about the event.