City proclaims May 14th Leander Pride Day

Leander Pride Proclamation
Mayor Christine DeLisle, Council Member Esme Mattke-Longoria, and Council Member Becky Ross join volunteers and supporters to celebrate during the May 5th City Council Meeting

During its May 5th meeting, the City of Leander issued a proclamation recognizing Leander Pride Day on May 14th in honor of our upcoming “Rainbow to Remember” event. The proclamation reads:

  • Whereas, all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, and there exists a certain community of people of different sexual orientations and gender identities in Leander, Texas, who have had immeasurable impact to the cultural, civic, and economic success of our community and country; and
  • Whereas, Leander Pride is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization with a stated mission of making Leander, Texas, a more inclusive place for LGBTQIA+ residents and community members; and
  • Whereas, Pride Month, which is federally recognized in June, is both a jubilant communal celebration of visibility and a personal celebration of self-worth and dignity; and
  • Whereas, the “Rainbow to Remember” event hosted by Leander Pride on May 14, 2022, will include a variety of activities with an intent to establish a more inclusive community place.
  • Now, Therefore, I, Christine DeLisle, Mayor of Leander, Texas, do hereby proclaim Saturday, May 14, 2022, to be: Leander Pride Day
  • And I urge the people of Leander to come together despite our differences so that all residents feel seen, heard, represented, welcome, and proud to belong to this city we know and love.

Williamson County Pride groups show their support

Volunteers and supporters of Leander Pride were joined by leaders from across Williamson County who showed up to speak and show their support, including Round Rock Pride, Taylor Pride, and Cedar Park Pride. Pastor Ryan from Open Cathedral, who hosted the first Pride Family Storytime in 2019 after it was originally canceled by the city, was also present and offered the invocation at the meeting.

Round Rock Pride Founder Richard Parson, Leander Pride President Kate LeClair, Open Cathedral Pastor Ryan Hart, Cedar Park Pride founder Sara Groff, and Taylor Pride President Denise Rodgers

Thank you for your support

The Leander Pride family is thankful to everyone who attended and continues to support us in making Leander more welcoming for all residents. We hope you’ll join us at upcoming events and we look forward to seeing you then!

Leander Pride Officers celebrate city proclamation


Open call for artists

In partnership with our amazing local educators, Leander Pride just added the “Connection & Belonging” art show to our event lineup, featuring work by local artists.

This show will be open to submissions from artists ages 3-100+ in all media, including 2D, 3D, mixed media, digital and photography. aligned to the theme of “Connection & Belonging.”

Artwork and images will be shared and displayed at the Leander PRIDE event on May 14th, 2022. By entering the Connection & Belonging Art Show, you consent to having your artwork and images shared at the event, and on our Leander Pride social media platforms as well.

Artists that reside within Leander ISD boundaries will have priority.

Submissions due by April 30th, 2022.

Leander PRIDE will notify selected artists on or before May 4th, 2022.


  • 2-D work must be mounted or matted for display, 16″x20″ max total size.
  • 3-D work must be able to stand or include a stand, max total size 24″ circumference, 36″ height.
  • Digital work must be uploaded using the form below.
  • Mixed media work or other work of a size not listed, please verify with: [email protected] before submitting.

Prizes will be awarded in 6 age categories.

If you’d like to submit a work of art to be featured in the event, please complete our entry form:

Tickets now on sale

We’re pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for our Leander Pride event on May 14, 2022.

See our favorite local performers, including a drag show with Queens & Kings from one of the area’s famous venues. Get a drag makeup tutorial, and check out community partner and sponsor booths. Then, party the night away with DJs and dancing.

Get tickets now at eventbrite.