How to Pride

As would be expected with the most colorful month of the year (rainbow, to be exact), it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the events and activities. To help you keep track of all these Pride-themed to-dos, we’ve compiled a little “how to Pride.”  

First off, you’ll want to check out the JCC website to see all the opportunities you’ll have to celebrate Pride the J way. On June 23, come by for Kabbalat Shabbat, followed by Shabbat dinner, all themed around Pride and hosted by LGBTQ leaders in our very own community. Then, June 24 and 25, come see us at the Jewish Community Booth at PrideFest in Civic Center Park! Interested in volunteering for a shift at the booth? Register here, and head to our website to see various other volunteering opportunities. June 25 we’ll be marching in the Parade, representing Denver’s Jewish Community and strutting our stuff through this splendid city.  

Let’s not forget, you’ll want to check out the Denver Pride website for a full breakdown of a month of events. From Rockies games, to running a 5k, concerts featuring LGBTQ composers, and drag shows galore, you’ll have your pick of zesty activities.  

On June 22, we highly recommend that you sashay down to The Oriental Theatre for Mortified, an evening of full-grown adults reading entries from their childhood diaries. What’s special about this show? Colorado Public Radio’s Ryan Warner will be spilling the beans from some of his own most angsty, most treasured kid-hood diary entries. You will definitely want to see this.   

No matter how you choose to celebrate Pride (by attending some of these activities, hosting your own, or just spending time with friends) we at the J hope you have a fantastic, safe, and maybe even downright scandalous time. Don’t forget to come see our PrideFest booth – and show some authentic, unbridled Pride.