Lawrence, Kansas – Our community finally has its own PRIDE organization! Lawrence PRIDE aims to promote equality, visibility, and acceptance for all individuals regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lawrence PRIDE will host a range of events and activities throughout the year, including community gatherings, film showings, advocacy efforts, and the upcoming Queer Prom. The organization will also work closely with local businesses and organizations to create a supportive and inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community in Lawrence, Kansas.

“We are thrilled to launch Lawrence PRIDE and provide a safe and welcoming space for all members of the LGBTQ+ community in Lawrence,” says Director Cody Murray. “Our goal is to bring people together, raise awareness, and make a positive impact on the lives of those who need it.”

Previously, I Heart Local Music hosted the annual PRIDE celebration. Over the past year, the publication has been assembling the Lawrence PRIDE committee to ensure longevity and prosperity for the queer community. Details on the annual PRIDE celebration in June will be announced at a later date.

You can learn more about Lawrence PRIDE on our website.

Follow us on social media! We are lawrencekspride on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

How to support:

Right now Lawrence PRIDE depends on support from the community. You can make a tax-free donation while we’re growing through the United Way’s PRIDE fund here. No amount is too small to give.


About Queer Prom:

One of our upcoming fundraisers for PRIDE is Queer Prom! This event kicks off on February 10, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at Arterra Event Gallery and is open to all members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.

You can dance the night away to a diverse mix of music, create lasting memories with friends old and new, and let your true selves shine. This is a safe space where everyone is welcomed and accepted. Activities include:

  • Drag performances
  • DJ with dance floor
  • Silent auction with prizes donated by local businesses
  • Photo area
  • Valentine’s Day theme

Tickets are available at the door:

  • 18+ - $30
  • 21+ - $25