Thank You for joining us at the West Hartford Pride festival throughout the month of June 2022.

West Hartford Pride is an incredible month-long celebration ending in a festival day filled with joy, storytelling and opportunities to network and connect with family, friends and statewide resources. We are grateful to our committee, our sponsors and our volunteers who helped make the month such a success!

Awesome new event, bringing pride to my home town! - Michael M.

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We are so excited to share only a few photos from the 2022 West Hartford Pride Festival.

Our sponsors help us foster and support ongoing advancements in equity and inclusion

If you organization is seeking to sell goods or services, you’ll want to be a part of Pride 2022.

SCHEDULE of EVENTS & Activities

We have expanded our footprint in 2022, please find a list of events throughout the month of June!

June 1, 2022 @ 6PM
Flag Raising
at Unity Green
June 2, 2022 4PM to 9Pm
The Pride Kickoff
at GastroPark
June 9, 2022 @ 5:45PM
PRIDE FUN RIDE!
at Lasalle Parking Lot, West Hartford Center
w/ HGLHC & Trek Bikes
June 10, 2022 @ 8:00PM
Tell Me Another, LGBTQ+
at New Park Brewing, 485 New Park Ave, West Hartford
To Purchase Tickets Click Here
June 11, 2022
PRIDE WEEKEND
at We-Ha Brewing and Roasting Company & Phatty Wagon Kitchen
141 Shield Street, West Hartford
June 12, 2022
PRIDE WEEKEND
at We-Ha Brewing and Roasting Company & Phatty Wagon Kitchen
141 Shield Street, West Hartford
June 12, 2022
Caffeine Queens Drag Brunch
Tickets Available at Click Here
June 15, 2022 @ 7:00PM
Hartford Athletic
at Dillon (St Francis) Stadium
150 Hoyshope Ave, Hartford
June 17, 2022 @ 7:00PM
Laugh with Pride
at New Park Brewing, 485 New Park Ave, West Hartford
To Purchase Tickets Click Here
June 22, 2022 > July 2, 2022
Children’s Art Celebration
at Noah Webster Public Library
20 South Main Street, West Hartford Center
June 22, 2022 @ 6:15PM
Pride Fun Run/Walk!
at 1003 Farmington Ave, West Hartford Center
w/ Fleet Feet
June 25, 2022 @ 11:30AM
Out Loud Rally
on Steps of West Hartford Town Hall
50 South Main Street, West Hartford
June 25, 2022 @ 12:00PM > 6:00PM
Pride Festival
in Blue Back Square
Isham Road, West Hartford

West Hartford Pride Month

@PrideWeHA

Pride Film by Dawn Ennis
Dawn Ennis talks with the leaders of West Hartford Pride about all the fun and fabulous events this month to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and with the publisher of Connecticut’s premier LGBTQ+ magazine about a special gala you won’t want to miss. Plus, Chion Wolf, who is cohosting the event with Channel 8’s Dennis House, joins us to talk about her award-winning radio show and podcast. Happy Pride!
Benefits of sponsoring pride

Sponsorship is a key part of Making Pride Happen! Our sponsors help us to not only put on an award winning world-class Pride celebration as well as support community efforts around the region. In addition, you help us to foster and support ongoing advancements in equity and inclusion for all of our LGBTQ+ community, year-round.

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please email our Sponsorship Team at sponsorship@westhartfordpride.org

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Sponsorship

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$10,000
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SPECTRUM
We can tailor a sponsorship to your needs!
Let's talk!
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$5,000
UNITY
Name and logo on all marketing materials,
Online and In-person events, Speakership at one online event and one in-person event
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$2,500
DIVERSITY
Name and logo on marketing materials,
All Online events, Speakership at one online event
PROUD - $1,000

Name and logo on marketing materials

Friends - $500

Our love and gratitude

WEST HARTFORD — Hundreds turned out at Blue Back Square in West Hartford for a Pride celebration, on June 26.

The event, organized by West Hartford Pride, was the culmination of a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ community, which included several other events and exhibitions. The day was kicked off by an address by West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor, who thanked the local organization for its hard work.

By: Steve Smith Hartford Courant

“This is the most important thing in life. We believe in love,” Cantor said. “We need to celebrate our differences and diversity, but most importantly, in our unity, we are stronger, we are healthier, we are happier, because we join together, support each other, and help each other through this very unique and sometimes very challenging journey of life.”

West hartford pride crosswalk

The painting of the Progress Pride Flag “Crosswalk” in Blue Back Square. The West Hartford Art League selected West Hartford artist Brian Colbath to paint the crosswalk on Saturday, June 20, 2020. He was joined by his daughter Gillian as they worked in the heat of summer. The design celebrates Graphic designer Daniel Quasar who added a five-coloured chevron to the LGBT Rainbow Flag to place a greater emphasis on “inclusion and progression”. The Progress Pride Flag adds five arrow-shaped lines to the six-coloured Rainbow Flag, which is widely recognized as the symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The black and brown stripes represent marginalized LGBT communities of color, along with the colors pink, light blue and white, which are used on the Transgender Pride Flag. Quasar says the black and brown stripes represent those living with AIDS, and those no longer living. The transgender flag, designed by Monica Helms in 1999, consists of one horizontal white stripe, surrounded by two horizontal pink stripes and two light blue stripes. Quasar has reshaped the form of this flag into a chevron in his updated design. He says the main section of the flag incorporates the six-stripe flag so as to not take away from the initial meaning, while the additional elements form an arrow shape that points to the right, to represent “forward movement”. They are placed along the left edge of the flag to state that “progress still needs to be made.”

$10,000
Is Our 2022 "Be Kind" Donation Goal
Donated
62%
Raised: $6,200
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