Portland’s official LGBTQ Pride Parade and Festival, Portland Pride, takes place Friday, June 17 through 19, 2011.
The theme of this year’s event is “Make It Happen!” – from the press release:
“We know that real lasting change comes from the bottom up. With our 2011 theme, ‘Make It Happen,’ we honor the work of activists everywhere, from the young person taking that brave first step in coming out to those who exercise their right to peacefully resist injustice,” stated Pride Executive Board member Mark Santillo. “Each of us has the power to effect change in our own lives and to make a difference in the lives of others. This year’s theme challenges our community to make that critical decision to act.”
The Portland Pride Parade takes place Sunday, June 19 – kicking off at 11:30pm.