You Should Go: Celebrate Your Damn Selves Together at These #AutoPride Meet-Ups!

It’s all happening. There are millions of promotional items being shipped to offices across the country and probably the globe. Somewhere, someone is putting on a rainbow boa. This month, the queers will run wild. IT’S PRIDE, DAMMIT! And since it wouldn’t be a good time without, um, all of us, I highly recommend that each and every one of you spends the month hanging out with one another at #AutoPride meet-ups.

We put out a call early this week for hosts, and even though some of you are probably still in the process of getting your shit together, I wanted to spread the good word about the stuff happening this month as soon as possible. So, if you’re still planning and not ready to commit yet or you don’t see your city listed here and wish you did or you didn’t realize you could submit events to our brand-new, amazing, events listing situation, have no fear! I’ll be updating this post all month and it’s never too late to submit a f*cking meet-up already.

Okay! Here we go! But before we leave, just a reminder to use the hashtag #AutoPride all over your social media accounts when you’re meeting all the beautiful people at these events. Y’know, for posterity.


Australia

Sydney

#AutoPride Meet-Up

Venue: Berkelouw Books
Event Date: 2015-06-27
Start Time: 11:00 am


Europe

Berlin, Germany

#AutoPride Meet-Up

Venue: Nollendorfplatz
Event Date: 2015-06-27
Start Time: 12:00 am

Brighton, United Kingdom

Pre-Pride Gathering

Venue: TBD
Event Date: 2015-07-31
Start Time: 07:00 pm

Dublin, Ireland

Meet-Up at Dublin Pride!

Venue: TBC
Event Date: 2015-06-26
Start Time: 02:00 pm

London, England

Post-Pride Brunch

Venue: Fields Cafe, Clapham Common
Event Date: 2015-06-28
Start Time: 11:00 am

Paris, France

Pre-Pride Picnic

Venue: Parc de la Villette
Event Date: 2015-06-20
Start Time: 01:00 pm


United States

Baltimore

Baltimore Pride Coffee Meetup

Venue: Milk & Honey Market
Event Date: 2015-07-25
Start Time: 02:30 pm

Chicago

Meet-Up at Neo-Futurists Pride Benefit!

Venue: The Neo-Futurarium
Event Date: 2015-06-26
Start Time: 10:45 pm

Dyke March Meet-Up

Venue: Western & Division, Approx. 1150 N. Western Ave.
Event Date: 2015-06-27
Start Time: 01:30 pm

#AutoPride Meet-Up at the Parade!

Venue: Outside of Hydrate Nightclub
Event Date: 2015-06-28
Start Time: 11:00 am

Cincinnati

Cincy Straddlers March in the Pride Parade!

Venue: Cincinnati Pride Parade
Event Date: 2015-06-27
Start Time: 10:30 am

Columbus

Straddler Beach Party

Venue: Deer Creek State Park
Event Date: 2015-06-13
Start Time: 10:00 am

2nd Annual Pre-Pride Parade Potluck Brunch

Venue: Ashley and Allison’s Place
Event Date: 2015-06-20
Start Time: 09:00 am

Greensboro

Piedmont Triad Straddlers PRUNCH Meetup

Venue: Center City Park
Event Date: 2015-06-27
Start Time: 01:30 pm

Houston

Brunch Meet-Up

Venue: Baby Barnaby’s
Event Date: 2015-06-21
Start Time: 11:00 am

Indianapolis

Post-Pride Brunch!

Venue: Yolk
Event Date: 2015-06-14
Start Time: 11:00 am

Minneapolis

#AutoPride Yacht Party Meetup!

Venue: St. Croix Boat and Packet
Event Date: 2015-06-19
Start Time: 07:00 pm

Autostraddlers Go To Prom!

Venue: Hell’s Kitchen
Event Date: 2015-06-21
Start Time: 07:30 pm

Pride Open House

Venue: Adrienne’s Apartment
Event Date: 2015-06-28
Start Time: 01:00 pm

New York City

Let’s Do Dyke March Together!

Venue: Bryant Park
Event Date: 2015-06-27
Start Time: 04:30 pm

Rio Grande Valley

Aquí Estamos Poetry Slam Night

Venue: Brownsville Artists&Musicians (BAM)
Event Date: 2015-06-30
Start Time: 07:30 pm

San Diego

#AutoPride Brunch

Venue: Gossip Grill
Event Date: 2015-07-12
Start Time: 11:00 am

San Francisco

#AutoPride Dyke March Meet-Up!

Venue: Mission Playground
Event Date: 2015-06-27
Start Time: 11:00 am

Seattle

#AutoPride Brunch Potluck

Venue: Volunteer Park
Event Date: 2015-06-28
Start Time: 11:30 am

Washington, DC

Booty Rex Pride Party

Venue: The Black Cat
Event Date: 2015-06-12
Start Time: 09:00 pm

‘Straddlers Bustin’ Out for #AutoPride!

Venue: Carmen’s Haus / #SummerVibeHaus
Event Date: 2015-06-19
Start Time: 08:00 pm


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53 Comments

    • oh yay! i didn’t realize the beach party was a pride event. i’ll add it! submit that last one and i’ll add it, too!

    • maybe you should make a meet-up centered around finding her, like a scavenger hunt around berlin

      • This is a great idea, because a) I know the general area of where to search for her and there are a lot of (queer-ish) bars there and b) she is out of town that weekend so the scavenger hunt will go on forever!

  1. If I ever finish unpacking/sleeping at weird hours of the day a Singapore meet-up might happen, JUST MAYBE

  2. At one point I found a magical calendar that had all kinds of nifty Autostraddle events on it, but now I have lost it. Anyone know where in the website it is hiding?

    • Hey you guys! My girlfriend and I’re going, along with a couple other straddlers. So far we haven’t been quite organized enough to pull anything official together, but I’ll try to post something on the FB pages if we do.

      • Sorry for the extreme southern california-ness of this planning, btw. #notsuperuseful

          • True. And following this theme, we’re totally ditching pride and going to dyke day instead! Hahaha

          • ohh, I’m sorry I didn’t see this before! I hope you had an awesome time!!

          • bex

            ah! it was such a fun day – so sorry we didn’t meet up tho – the more the merrier! next year maybe…

  3. Oh man, I’m moving to Seattle at the end of the month, so if anyone around there wants to do a #betterlatethannever meet up I would be super into it.

  4. My retail work schedule usually precludes my hanging out with people, but if Houston ‘straddlers want to meet up at my cool indie bookstore…

    • Oooh, when? I’ll be in town next weekend to find an apartment. (And what’s the name of your bookstore? I’ll need a distraction from attempting to kill my realtor….) :)

      • Brazos Bookstore! General bookstore, lit and art and narrative nonfiction and kids books mostly–I’m trying to build our gender and sexuality section so having Autostraddle readers browsing would be the best. Godspeed with the real estate, friend, it’s a little bit of a wild market here right now.

          • Awesome! I’d say come by Sunday, it’ll be a much chiller day at the store.

  5. If there are any of you from Portland, OR who want to do this, I’ll be there.

  6. If anyone else out there happens to be in Shanghai, I’d love to meet up! (In town for the next two weeks.)

  7. Any ladies in South Australia should join the Adelstraddle group on Facebook where we shall definitely be planning something (hey perhaps I shall be the instigator, we shall see!). Also another AS reader Devi who has been cycling solo across continents collecting stories about climate change will be visiting us soon because really Autostraddlers everywhere are awesome and why shouldn’t we meet up!

    ps you guys should do a story on her, she seems super rad.

  8. Also on a slightly irrelevant note, I will miss the Sydney event by a very small timeframe but will actually be in and around Sydney from tomorrow (Monday), a bit of Tuesday and back on Thursday for a while and am always keen to meet new people (and it’s more fun finding/trying fun food things in a new city with new friends) so if anyone wants to hang and make friends with a random Adelady let me know :)

    • Message me on Facebook (if you’ve got one) here and I’ll add you to the Sydney group!

  9. Pride came and went in tel aviv, but we are hosting an OITNB binge party with nachos, if anyone wants to come…Tomorrow (monday) at 19:00! hope my GF is ok with me inviting people to her house :-)

  10. Pride in Manchester isn’t till the August bank holiday weekend, but I’d be well up for meeting with Northern UK straddlers then! Manchester Pride is pretty gross TBH, but we could do our own thing :D

  11. Meredith

    Anyone going to be in St. Louis for pride this year? I’d love to meet some of you lovelies =)

  12. Where are my Seattle queers? Too shy to make my own meetup event, but this new-ish Seattle transplant would love to make some queer friends

  13. Anyone in Vancouver going to East Side Pride next week? Every year I swear I’ll go to an event outside of the parade, and every year I fail miserably, but I am 100% going to try to be there.

  14. bethany

    Ok seattle folks, would anyone be interested in meeting up in volunteer park for a brunch picnic on june 28th? I could put together an invite if people would want this to happen!

  15. The San Francisco Dyke March link doesn’t work :( can anyone link a page with more info for me?

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