Omaha LGBTQIA+ Pride

Omaha welcomes visitors from the LGBTQIA+ community and offers an inclusive, hospitable environment at all attractions, events, restaurants and hotels. The mayor has an LGBTQ+ advisory committee and the city enforces its anti-discrimination laws.

Omaha actively supports the LGBTQIA+ community through arts, sports and community engagement. Grab your friends and head to Omaha for celebrations like the annual Heartland Pride festivities or the monthly Benson First Friday, which shows its pride year-round. The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, aka “Bob,” is lit up every June 28-30 to celebrate Pride Month. In performing arts, BLUEBARN Theatre, Omaha Community Playhouse and Opera Omaha stage productions with LGBTQIA+ actors and themes and cast diverse actors. The city’s visual arts scene–from Hot Shops Art Center to Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts–presents works from LGBTQIA+ artists. River City Mixed Chorus, one of the nation’s first LGBTQIA+ mixed choirs, presents quarterly concerts, usually hosted at an Omaha Performing Arts (OPA) venue. OPA venues–including the Holland Performing Arts Center and Orpheum Theater–also stage shows with queer stories or artists. For laughs, discover queer and gender-bending comedy nights at Blackstone Theater and Dry Spokes, an alcohol-free LGBTQIA+-owned bar. In sports, Union Omaha, the city’s professional soccer team, and the Omaha Storm Chasers, the city’s minor league baseball team, host inclusive events and support LGBTQIA+ fan groups.

Browse below for places that are LGBTQIA+-owned, have LGBTQIA+-focused events, who actively support and welcome the Pride community, or all of the above to enhance your stay in Omaha, where you can be your fabulous, authentic self.