It’s PRIDE month! There are several ways to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in Shreveport-Bossier. Whether your pronouns are she, he, them, or they, we like to include all of us in our Louisiana fun. If you’re seeking drag events, we have so many of those. If you want to eat some rainbow-colored foods, we have those too. However you choose to celebrate PRIDE month is up to you, but here’s how Shreveport celebrates the LGBTQ+ community:
PRIDE Disco will offer all the vibrant, high-energy vibes that you’re seeking during PRIDE month. Based on the popularly used LGBTQ+ anthem, “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross and a lifting of pandemic restrictions, this disco party’s theme is “I’m Coming Out of the House.” The event will feature a drag show, costume contest, PRIDE-themed cocktails, live DJ and more. Click here to purchase tickets.
Field Gay is just like your childhood, but more colorful than you remember it. Spend a day reliving your childhood memories with more than 10 traditional field day games, including tug of war, a three-legged race, kickball semifinals and more. You can sign up with a team or participate as an individual. This nostalgic outdoor event is a spin on “field day,” but you are competing for more than metals. All proceeds will benefit The Philadelphia Center, which provides HIV and AIDS resources in north Louisiana. Click here to register.
The Korner Lounge opened in the late 1930s and is one of the oldest, continuously operating gay bars in the nation. They’re known to keep the party going with weekday drink specials and events, including karaoke on Thursday and Saturdays, trivia on Wednesdays, and drag bingo on Sundays, as well as drinks as low as $2.25 on Tuesdays. Like their Facebook page for more events and updates.
Home of fan-favorite Ru Paul Drag Race contestant, Chi Chi Devayne, Central Station is Shreveport’s largest alternative lifestyle bar and night club, welcoming people from all walks of life. The bar features several themed areas including a country bar, a disco bar, a video lounge and the 1025 Show Bar. Central Station is open seven days a week with happy hour on Wednesdays and a drag show on Saturday nights. They’re open as late as 6 a.m. on weekends. Like their Facebook page for more events and updates.
Marilynn’s Place is a casual Cajun and Creole restaurant serving po-boys, red beans and rice, fried catfish, shrimp, seasonal boiled crawfish and more. You’ll see a rainbow flag resting at the podium while you order a delicious meal. Marilynn’s is a popular weekend brunch spot nestled inside Shreveport’s historic Highland neighborhood and a LGBTQ+ friendly hangout. They just released their summer hours. Plan a visit to enjoy Cajun-inspired nightly specials and desserts such as beignets, which are the house specialties. Like their Facebook page for more information.
Lilah’s Broadmoor Bunnery is a fairly new cinnamon bun bar located in Shreveport’s Broadmoor neighborhood. In celebration of PRIDE Month, they are offering a special rainbow sprinkled bun. Pick a day in June to take advantage of these decadent, colorful treats or choose to gift it to a loved one. There’s not a better way to share the sentiments of “love is love.”
Bear’s is a popular bar and live music venue that celebrates local musicians, serves your favorite bar foods, and hosts interactive drag brunch events. Find a seat and cheer on the local drag scene while enjoying everything from chicken and waffles and breakfast burgers, to loaded potatoes and avocado toast. Like their Facebook page to catch the next drag brunch event.