LGBT

Norfolk Is Dynamic, Distinct and Diverse

Norfolk is a dynamic coastal city with a nationally-recognized arts and music scene, a vibrant nightlife, amazing restaurants, pubs, breweries and Virginia’s first urban winery. Our city is also welcoming and distinctly proud of its diversity, and LGBT friendly community. Come for the culture, stay for the celebrations. Don’t miss our annual PrideFest – OUT In The Park, Saturday, June 18th, 2016 featuring the nation’s only pride boat parade! Charter a boat with some friends and join the fun.

Here is a list of events and LGBT-supportive resources to help you plan your next trip to our community.

Friday, June 17, 2016
7:00 pm to Midnight
Norfolk Scope Arena

Pridefest 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016
12:00 – 7:00 pm
Town Point Park, 201 Waterside Drive

  • Musical Performances by Betty Who, Billy Gillman and much more!
  • Family Fun Area
  • The Nation’s Only Pride Boat Parade
  • Club Stage featuring local DJs and Drag Queens All Day Long
  • Hampton Roads’ LGBT History Exhibit

See more at http://www.hamptonroadspride.org/pridefest/.

Fired Up for PrideFest

Saturday, June 11th, 2016
12:00 pm
Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, 745 Duke Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Get Fired Up For PrideFest during at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio with a very special Pride-themed glassblowing demonstration. FREE and open to ALL!
Special Gallery Talk: LGBT

Chrysler Museum of Art

Saturday, June 11th, 2016
2:00 pm
One Memorial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510

Get ready for PrideFest during LGBT Pride Month with a special gallery talk. Join Jeff Harrison, Chief Curator Emeritus, as he takes you through the Chrysler Collection exploring LGBT themes in art.

See more at:http://www.hamptonroadspride.org/pridefest/#1461340755603-a4f6eba7-43f0.

HRBOR Third Thursday

Thursday, June 16th, 2016
6:00 pm
The Dandy Shandy
O’Connor’s Brewery
211 W 24th St, Norfolk, VA 23517

Celebrate the Pride in our strong LGBT-owned and LGBT-friendly business community. Mix and mingle with all your favorite HRBOR Ladies & Gents. Enjoy this year’s signature Pride brew, “The Dandy Shandy”. Take in a Drag Show at 8pm. Food trucks and Ice Cream trucks on hand for any appetite.

See more at:http://www.hamptonroadspride.org/pridefest/#1462997861269-cf477458-2cae.

LGBT FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Saturday, June 11, 12 noon
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (PG-13)
En route from New York City to Hollywood for a drag queen beauty pageant, Noxeema, Vida and Chi Chi are stranded in a tiny Midwestern town when their 1967 Cadillac breaks down. When their glitz and glamour wake up the sleepy local citizens, the stage is set for an outrageously funny weekend.
Discussion Led By: Carolyn Caywood, President of PFLAG

Saturday, June 11, 3pm
Milk (R)
From senior citizens to union workers, San Francisco Mayor Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans.
Discussion Led By: Dr. Charles H. Ford, Professor and Coordinator, History, Norfolk State University; Member, Board of Trustees, Norfolk Public Library

Saturday, June 11, 7pm
But I'm a Cheerleader (R)
Megan has it all; she's popular, a model student, dates the captain of the football team, and she's a cheerleader. Everything seems perfect, but the fun begins when her hormones start to rage, and her friends and family worry where she'll find love.
Discussion Led By: Mary Aab, Director of the LGBT Center of Hampton Roads

Sunday, June 12, 1-2pm
Film Festival Social Hour

Sunday, June 12, 2pm
Pride (R)
The inspirational true story of the U.K. gay activists who assisted miners during their extended strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.
Discussion Led By: Cathleen Rhodes, Lecturer in English, Old Dominion University

Norfolk Public Library is joined by Hampton Roads Pride, PFLAG, and the LGBT Center of Hampton Roads in presenting Norfolk Public Library's first annual LGBT Film Festival. Four films will be shown with special guest-led discussion following each film. All movies will be shown at Slover Library (235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk). Admission is free.

Saturday, June 11th, 2016
2:00 pm
One Memorial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510

Get ready for PrideFest during LGBT Pride Month with a special gallery talk. Join Jeff Harrison, Chief Curator Emeritus, as he takes you through the Chrysler Collection exploring LGBT themes in art.

See more at:http://www.hamptonroadspride.org/pridefest/#1461340755603-a4f6eba7-43f0.