Richmond June Pride event set for Civic Center

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By Kathy Chouteau

A vibrant community spectrum will shine brightly at the Richmond Civic Center Plaza Sunday, June 2nd when Richmond Rainbow Pride hosts its 10th annual event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The June Pride event—which features a parade, vendors, food, community organizations and musical performers—celebrates freedom, dignity, equality rights, strengthened community, diverse sexuality and gender variance, according to the group on its website.

Parade participants will be meeting up at Nicholl Park, Macdonald Ave. & 33rd in Richmond, on the Macdonald Ave. side at 10 a.m. Then they’ll walk east from the park, up 26th St., to the Richmond Civic Center at 2569 Nevin Ave.

Tammy Tea Love will host the day’s performances, with Kippy Marks headlining and Sir Ellis stepping in as DJ. Other performers will include Mr. Sincere, Rita Lin, Themme, Denise, Mojo Carter, Mia Fierce, Jumping Jackson and Summer Lynn Spears.

Among the event’s vendors will be The Factory Bar, which will be debuting its non-alcoholic drink menu. “This is our first time participating in it and super excited about also launching our big NA menu to the world,” said the Richmond bar’s Tom Lyons. While The Factory will be going non-alcoholic for the event, Lyons said Origin Brewer will be next to them serving beer.

Richmond Rainbow Pride describes itself as a group of LGBTIQQ individuals and allies who live, work and/or play in or near Richmond, CA, and who come together for the collective benefit of the LGBTQIA+ community. The group is fiscally sponsored by RCF Connects.

Trucker hats and shirts prepared by Leftside Printing will be available at the event. To sponsor, volunteer or inquire about the event, contact [email protected]. Learn more here.

Richmond June Pride event set for Civic Center
Photo by Kathy Chouteau.