The Pride Blog

A blog full of Mid-South Pride and Passion

Order Your VIP Pride Passes

VIP Pride Pass holders enjoy extra perks and amenities to make the Pride experience even more fun and enjoyable for those that like that extra special treatment. Learn more about the benefits and how to reserve your passes.

Pride at the ball!

Thanks to fellow board member Phillis Lewis. Pride attended the annual Mystic Krewe of Pegasus Memphis Ball XII. We had a great time. The night was filled with feathers and beads. The numbers get better every year. One of my favorites was the bears at the zoo and of course Phillis performing as Tina. I of course spent a lot of time schmoozing and talking to everyone. It was nice seeing everyone dressed in their finest. The Krewe works all year to raise money for a non profit in our community and this year they worked for Friends for Life. Make sure you come out next year!

Ten Years of Pride Parades

Pride was celebrated back as early as 1976 with a picnic in Overton Park that was covered by Gaiety newspaper. The first of several marches was organized beginning in 1980 by the Memphis Gay Coalition.

History & Colors of the Rainbow Flag

The first Rainbow Flag was designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco artist, who created the flag in response to a local activist’s call for the need of a community symbol. Baker designed a flag with eight stripes: pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. According to Baker, those colors represented, respectively: sexuality, life, healing, sun, nature, art, harmony, and spirit...