Borderland hosts pride events all summer


Pride parade celebration at Downtown El Paso, Saturday June 22nd 2019.

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor

June is Pride month. A month of celebrating people’s individuality and sexuality. It honors the achievements and impact that the LGBTQ+ community has made throughout history. During this time, many pride events are held in Sun City.  

 Following a slow and dormant year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the El Paso Sun City Pride group wants to celebrate big, which means celebrations scattered throughout the summer. Here are some of the upcoming events. 

El Paso Sun City’s Pride Night at the Park, hosted by the El Paso Chihuahuas, will be held from  4 to 7 p.m., June 24 at Southwest University Park. Attendees will not only get to enjoy the game against the Round Rock Express and $2 beers, but a portion of tickets purchased through the organization will benefit Pride Scholarship winners. The first 500 ticket purchasers will also receive an exclusive Pride headband.  

Locomotive Pride Night will host an event at 7 p.m., Aug. 4 at Southwest University. To find out more about these events visit the El Paso Chihuahuas website or the EP Locomotive website. 

The weekend of June 25, the Rainbow Connection Art Exhibit will be at the Galeria Lincoln located at 3915 Rosa Ave. and will feature numerous LGBTQ+ artists, performers and musicians. The event will be 7-10 p.m. Admission price and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Borderland Rainbow center.   

Brooklyn DJ Tommie Sunshine will perform a special Pride month show at the Epic Bar & Night Club Saturday, June 26. The celebration starts at 9 p.m. and costs $15 per person. 

DJ Irene is hosting a pride block party at the Rave’s club, located at 6816 Commerce Ave., Friday, July 3. The party is an all-night event from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $50.  

A free inclusive pool party will be hosted all day Sunday, July 11, at the Indigo Hotel. The Bingo Bar Crawl holds an event at Pride square at 7 p.m. every weekend in June. Admission is free, and attendees can bring friends, play fun games and compete in walk-off contests for prizes.  

More information about Pride events happening in the summer can be found on the El Paso Sun City Pride Facebook page. With many events offered, there is something for everyone. 

Alyson Rodriguez may be reached at [email protected]; @alyson_rod1127 on Twitter.