2024 Pride in Irvine

Explore programs provided by local advocacy and support organizations. Enjoy refreshments and activities while learning about valuable resources, making connections, and celebrating Pride at this free event!

Pride in Irvine will feature:

  • Local organizations representing the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Educational activities and information.

Harvey Milk Day

Harvey Milk was the first openly gay politician to be elected to public office in California, serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 1977 to 1978. His life and political career embody the rise of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement. While in office, Milk advocated for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Milk was assassinated in 1978 by Dan White, a former colleague on the Board of Supervisors. On October 11, 2009, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger established Harvey Milk Day to be held as a significant observance on May 22, Milk’s birthday.

The Progress Flag

The Progress Flag is a symbol of the diversity and intersectionality of LGBTQ+ persons and communities around the world. The flag will be flown from May 22 to June 30 to mark two important turning points in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights: June 26, the anniversary of the historic Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision in 2015, which ruled that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples and is the law of the land; and June 28, which marks the anniversary of the start of the Stonewall riots of 1969.

The Irvine Civic Center Piazza is located at 1 Civic Center in Irvine.