Join us July 15th

Leander Pride and Cedar Park Pride are teaming up to host a joint event July 15, 2023 to raise awareness about issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community, provide a fun, safe space to celebrate everyone, and equip local allies with insight and information to help support our community. It will feature community speakers, vendors, performers, music, food trucks, and family-friendly activities.

Thanks to our sponsors, this event is free, but you must have registered in advance to receive a wristband for admission. Advance ticket registrations have ended, and we have released a limited quantity for day-of registration, subject to availability.


For those who are unable to join us in person, the Live Oak team has limited broadcasting capabilities and will host a livestream of selected sessions as they are available.

Brought to you by our sponsors

Queer EmPower Schedule

July 15, 2023 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Conference Sessions 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.


3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

​​5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  • Workshop 13: If You Were Accused of Being an Ally, What Would Be the Evidence to Convict You? with Reverand Joanna Fontaine-Crawford from Live Oak UU Church
  • Workshop 14: Drag Queen Storytime with Drag Queen Bish Ana Platter
  • Workshop 15: Growing Up LGBTQIA+ in Leander with Nadine Hughes
  • Workshop 16:  Parenting Queer and Trans Kids: The Building Blocks of Support with Mandy Giles from Parents of Trans Youth

Silent Auction

12:00 – 5:00 PM

*Payment for silent auction items is Venmo, PayPal (including debit & credit cards), Cash, and Check only*

  • Bodyworks by Elony massage gift certificate
  • BookWoman 
  • Brass Ovaries pole dancing gift certificates
  • Buff City Soaps​
  • Cajun Skillet gift certificate
  • Guitar from Heather Sanders Jefts
  • Hello Curious 
  • Honda Leander gas and detailing
  • Human Rights Campaign 
  • Humble Pint pride t-shirt, gift certificate, stickers and patch
  • John Bucy Texas Flag
  • Karen Jane DeWitt – Juggling Joy Life Coaching for Busy Parents
  • Leanderthal Distillery vodka and bourbon
  • Mobius Gaming Books from Cassandra Maner
  • Moonage Daydream Esthetics gift certificate
  • Over the Top Quilting gift certificate
  • Plush Yoga Wear & Jewelry 
  • Pride Family Medicine gift certificates
  • Pride Socks
  • Pris Toys for adults
  • Santuche Art
  • Scentsy 
  • SPIbelt
  • Sugar Penguin cookies
  • Sugar Shaker Bakery gift certificate
  • Stephani Bercu handmade quilt
  • Tammy Foskey handmade blankets
  • The Little Gay Shop 
  • Titan Moon Comics 
  • World Toys & Imports

Food + Entertainment


  • DJ Kimmy K 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • DJ JAH DUB HUT 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Drag King Julian Pax 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
  • Cheer Austin
  • Bounce House, Bubbles, Kids Arts & Crafts


Vendors + Exhibitors

  • All In LISD
  • Arike Agency
  • Asian Family Support Services
  • Aviva Dental
  • Clover + Co.
  • Equality Texas
  • Firehouse Animal Health Center – Leander & Cedar Park
  • Gilead Pharmaceuticals
  • Hello Curious 
  • Honda Leander
  • Human Rights Campaign 
  • Jubilee Episcopal Church
  • Karen Jane DeWitt
  • League of Women Voters of Williamson County
  • LGBT eQuity Committee at ACC
  • Ordani Tarot
  • PinPen Merger
  • Plush Yoga Wear
  • Pride Family Medicine
  • Pride Socks
  • Pride Threads
  • Primrose at Vista Ridge
  • Prism Integrated Health
  • Rainbow Connections ATX with Family Eldercare
  • Renewal Central Texas
  • Santuche Art
  • Scentsy
  • Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid’s LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Project
  • Veterans Administration
  • Veterans for Equality
  • Vivent Health – Plus the HIV and STI testing van
  • Williamson County Democratic Party
  • World Toys & Imports

Why Attend?

  • Learn about issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community in our area
  • Celebrate being part of a creative, inclusive, supportive community
  • Enjoy food, fun, and activities for the whole family and neighborhood
  • Get insight and tools to empower our local residents and allies to advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Join us FREE with RSVP


Sign up to volunteer and help plan or staff our events.


Attendance is free for our July 15th event, but you must register for tickets to gain access.


If you own or work for an inclusive company, help make our events possible!

Get merch

Show your support for Leander Pride with t-shirts, stickers, and more.

Contact us

Leander, TX 78641
[email protected]


If you need to pay sponsor or exhibitor fees or want to make a tax-deductible donation to Leander Pride, now you can!

We’re so glad you’re here.

Leander Pride is a non-profit organization working to make our city a more inclusive place for LGBTQIA+ residents and community members. Join us at upcoming Leander Pride events, and help our community feel welcome and proud to belong here.