Several events for PRIDE Month 2021 were scheduled in the Corpus Christi area including poetry reading and a PRIDE Pet Paw-rade where owners and their pets could show their support and show off their PRIDE colors and accessories. A PRIDE parade and block party will be held in October during LGBT History Month when the weather is cooler and more have the opportunity to get vaccinated.
PRIDE Corpus Christi put out a call for artists who “personally identify, or feel they have been defined by society, as a part of the LGBTQIA+ demographic.” The goal of the exhibit was “to celebrate the achievements of and gain recognition for LGBTQIA+ artists in the Coastal Bend.” Artists selected had their art on display at the La Palmera Mall in Corpus Christi from June 1 to June 30 for PRIDE Month.
The free exhibit was tucked away in a small space on the upper level of the mall. I visited the simple installation last week and was moved by the personal expression of their feelings through art. Husband photographed several for me. Scroll for more of art by these mostly young people who have come out personally and artistically.