Half the fun of pride is putting your most fabulous self together for it.
There are the outfits. There are the shoes. There are sunglasses and pride t-shirts and shorts to be ironed out before the main event.
But why simply shop, when you can combine it with performances, delicious food, fashion and prizes?
Check out special appearances by Peppermint, Vanderpump Rules star Billie Lee, and the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus. Better yet? All pride month, Macy’s is partnering with The Trevor Project, the national organization providing suicide-prevention services to LGBTQ youth.
Macy’s is hosting an incredible array of in-store pride celebrations across the country all month long. If you’re in one of these lucky cities, plan to join the party. (And while you’re at it, check out the store’s amazing map of pride parades from Seattle to San Juan, Puerto Rico.)
LOS ANGELES – June 6, 6 pm at the Beverly Center
Macy’s transgender pride party features Billie Lee from the hit show Vanderpump Rules, celebrity stylist Daniel Musto, summer cocktails from Hamburger Mary’s, and a DJ spinning all your favorite anthems.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – June 8, 2 pm at Polaris Fashion Place
Get a mini-makeover from MAC and enjoy rainbow cake pops while the Columbus Gay Men’s Choir sets the mood.
BOSTON – June 6, 5 pm at Macy’s Boston
Drag queens Liza Lott, Kris Knievil, and Camille Yen will strut their stuff. Enter to win a pair of tickets to RuPaul Drag Race Season 11 Tour and RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq The World. *
(*Must be 18 years or older to enter. 1 entry per customer. While supplies last. Entry must be made at Macy’s Downtown Boston on 6/6/19.)
HOUSTON – June 13, 6 pm at Houston Galleria
Houston’s transgender Pride event’s got a fashion show, makeup tutorials, a resident DJ, and a chance to spin the prize wheel.
CHICAGO – June 15, 2 pm at Macy’s State Street
The Moth’s got nothing on Drag Queen Story Hour. Take photos with the queens, get your face painted (with rainbows, of course), and dip into rainbow-themed treats.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – June 15, 1 pm at Macy’s @ Mall of America
The live performances by drag queens Giselle O and Zon Slarii are for your eyes. The table of sweets by Amy’s Cupcakes is for your mouth. Luckily, muffin tops are in this year.
NEW YORK UNION SQUARE – June 29, 2 pm at Macy’s Union Square
Design your own pride tank top and ooh and aah at a drag show spectacular featuring the House of Glitter Queens. Grab some pride swag on the way out.
June 6, 5 pm: Pride Shop Opening
Macy’s Herald Square cuts the ribbon on its brand new PRIDE shop. Imagine: A shop dedicated exclusively to pride products, hosted by a worldwide department store brand.
Activists need to eat! Food editor Jake Cohen hosts a panel discussion with star chefs Anita Lo, Elizabeth Falkner, and Zac Young. Stay till the end, when you can sample recipes from the chefs.
June 22, 2 pm: Drag Queen Story Hour
Bring the kids to meet the queens, who will read family-friendly tales and lead sing-alongs for the young as well as the young at heart.
June 23, 11 am: Drag Brunch at Stella 34
Mimosas? Check. Brunch? Check. RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist Peppermint? Check. Tickets are required; 100% of the ticket price will be donated to the Trevor Project, dedicated to ending LGBTQ youth suicide.*
(*No portion of the purchase price is tax deductible.)
June 25, 6 pm: Annual World Pride Event
Macy’s World Pride celebration honors the 2019 LGBTQ Changemakers and The Trevor Project. Enjoy live entertainment, sips, and bites, and check out the immersive micro-cinema experience, where you’ll get the chance to be a part of Paris is Burning and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Photos courtesy of Macy’s