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Michigan Pride 2015

August 29, 2015

Michigan Pride – The annual Pride Parade, part of the 26th Celebration of Pride in Michigan’s Capital. The Pride Parade attracts thousands of spectators annually and includes contingents from around the state-floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment and much more. People from all walks of life participate in this annual event to show they have pride. Lansing, MI.

Michigan Pride provides education, outreach, support, and events to enhance the lives of lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender people and builds quality relationships with all Michigan residents.

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Michigan Pride works to educate the Greater Michigan community about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues and concerns. This includes, but is not limited to, equal rights for the LGBT community, marriage equality, and keeping LGBT families intact. We are also here to educate the LGBT and ally community about concerns that affect the LGBT population and are committed to working at the intersections of sexuality, gender, race, and class.

Kick off your White Party this year with a special concert by country music star Steve Grand!

Did you know that Michigan Pride, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization? It’s true! To continue the annual, statewide events at the Capitol we need your support— whether it’s $1, $5, $20, or $100!
Donate Today
VOLUNTEER
You’ll meet people from around Michigan, have fun, sweat a bit, and undoubtedly leave feeling good! At the end of the day you will have helped create a space for thousands of LGBT people to come out and show their PRIDE!
Volunteer Today
Michigan LGBT Community

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Michigan Pride 2015

August 29, 2015

Michigan Pride – The annual Pride Parade, part of the 26th Celebration of Pride in Michigan’s Capital. The Pride Parade attracts thousands of spectators annually and includes contingents from around the state-floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment and much more. People from all walks of life participate in this annual event to show they have pride. Lansing, MI.

Michigan Pride provides education, outreach, support, and events to enhance the lives of lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender people and builds quality relationships with all Michigan residents.

Michigan Pride 2015Michigan Pride 2015

Michigan Pride works to educate the Greater Michigan community about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues and concerns. This includes, but is not limited to, equal rights for the LGBT community, marriage equality, and keeping LGBT families intact. We are also here to educate the LGBT and ally community about concerns that affect the LGBT population and are committed to working at the intersections of sexuality, gender, race, and class.

Kick off your White Party this year with a special concert by country music star Steve Grand!

Did you know that Michigan Pride, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization? It’s true! To continue the annual, statewide events at the Capitol we need your support— whether it’s $1, $5, $20, or $100!
Donate Today
VOLUNTEER
You’ll meet people from around Michigan, have fun, sweat a bit, and undoubtedly leave feeling good! At the end of the day you will have helped create a space for thousands of LGBT people to come out and show their PRIDE!
Volunteer Today
Michigan LGBT Community

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Calgary Pride Festival 2015

August 28, 2015toSeptember 7, 2015

Celebrating 10 years of Pride in Alberta!

Calgary Pride – Pride Calgary Planning Committee is a not-for-profit organization that promotes equality and acceptance of Calgary’s LGBTQA community. We celebrate our community’s history, courage and diversity through our annual Pride Parade & Street Festival. Pride Calgary plans, hosts and fundraises throughout the year to bring these events to our community. Calgary, AB.

Calgary Pride Festival 2015

Calgary Pride Festival 2015

The most anticipated event of the year in Calgary is finally here!! Celebrating 10 years of pride events in Alberta we are excited to announce our pride tradition with the biggest stars and the hottest Pure Pride line-up ever!!!!!

The show is starring one of the most popular pop stars of this decade DEV!!

DEV is a multi million selling artist with number one hits backing this powerful pop-star such as Dancing in the Dark, Like a G-6 and who could forget the mega hit Bass Down Low! DEV is young, energetic and she has been viewed on YouTube over 200 million times.

DEV is live in concert at Pure Pride Calgary, we are so proud she is joining us for our 10th anniversary finale at the main event and official party of Pride Calgary 2015!!!

Also performing is Rupauls Drag Race favourite and season 7 finalist, Pearl performing live and doing a meet and greet with the other stars in the VIP balcony!

It doesn’t stop there, The most famous pornstar in the world/ movie star, with millions of fans worldwide and many feature film credits we are proud to present Brent Corrigan, who will be performing on stage and also mingling with our VIP guests on the VIP balcony getting to know you personally !

The night will be filled with incredible ambient performers including stunning performances from former Cirque Du Soleil performer Tyler Ayres, bringing his sexy art to the Pure Pride stage.

Alberta has some of the finest performers in the world and we are very proud to showcase the amazing talents of DJ Dopamine, Cary York Jones, April Storm, Devery Bess, Argintina, Farah Moan, Ruby Hymen, Elektra Kute, The Snap Boys, Angelina Starchild, the amazing Pure Pride Boys and more!!!

This Pride party promises to be the best party of any pride party in Canada this year and expect to see guests from all over North America.

Enhance your pride experience on the VIP balcony where you will get a chance to meet all 3 mega stars and participate on our VIP photo booth and take selfies and experience this once in a lifetime all star cast at our 10th anniversary finale.

This party has sold out every year so get your tickets while you can.

Happy 2015 Pride and 10 years of Pure Pride!

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Calgary Pride Festival 2015

August 28, 2015toSeptember 7, 2015

Celebrating 10 years of Pride in Alberta!

Calgary Pride – Pride Calgary Planning Committee is a not-for-profit organization that promotes equality and acceptance of Calgary’s LGBTQA community. We celebrate our community’s history, courage and diversity through our annual Pride Parade & Street Festival. Pride Calgary plans, hosts and fundraises throughout the year to bring these events to our community. Calgary, AB.

Calgary Pride Festival 2015

Calgary Pride Festival 2015

The most anticipated event of the year in Calgary is finally here!! Celebrating 10 years of pride events in Alberta we are excited to announce our pride tradition with the biggest stars and the hottest Pure Pride line-up ever!!!!!

The show is starring one of the most popular pop stars of this decade DEV!!

DEV is a multi million selling artist with number one hits backing this powerful pop-star such as Dancing in the Dark, Like a G-6 and who could forget the mega hit Bass Down Low! DEV is young, energetic and she has been viewed on YouTube over 200 million times.

DEV is live in concert at Pure Pride Calgary, we are so proud she is joining us for our 10th anniversary finale at the main event and official party of Pride Calgary 2015!!!

Also performing is Rupauls Drag Race favourite and season 7 finalist, Pearl performing live and doing a meet and greet with the other stars in the VIP balcony!

It doesn’t stop there, The most famous pornstar in the world/ movie star, with millions of fans worldwide and many feature film credits we are proud to present Brent Corrigan, who will be performing on stage and also mingling with our VIP guests on the VIP balcony getting to know you personally !

The night will be filled with incredible ambient performers including stunning performances from former Cirque Du Soleil performer Tyler Ayres, bringing his sexy art to the Pure Pride stage.

Alberta has some of the finest performers in the world and we are very proud to showcase the amazing talents of DJ Dopamine, Cary York Jones, April Storm, Devery Bess, Argintina, Farah Moan, Ruby Hymen, Elektra Kute, The Snap Boys, Angelina Starchild, the amazing Pure Pride Boys and more!!!

This Pride party promises to be the best party of any pride party in Canada this year and expect to see guests from all over North America.

Enhance your pride experience on the VIP balcony where you will get a chance to meet all 3 mega stars and participate on our VIP photo booth and take selfies and experience this once in a lifetime all star cast at our 10th anniversary finale.

This party has sold out every year so get your tickets while you can.

Happy 2015 Pride and 10 years of Pure Pride!

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Manchester Pride 2015

August 28, 2015toAugust 31, 2015

The Parade theme for this year is ‘Devotion.’ Manchester is a city devoted to embracing and celebrating diversity, especially the LGBT communities that have helped shaped Manchester’s cultural heritage and landscape over the centuries. We want people to celebrate the fact that Manchester is proud of its LGBT history and shares in its future. We want people to shout about who or what they are ‘Devoted to…’ For example ‘I’m Devoted to my wife or girlfriend,’ ‘Manchester is devoted to showing its support to its LGBT community,’ whoever or whatever you’re devoted to – the Manchester Pride Parade is the perfect platform to show your ‘Devotion!’

Manchester Gay Pride – The Big Weekend takes place in the world famous Gay Village in Manchester. The charity has been raising money for LGBT and HIV projects in the region and since 2003, has raised and distributed over £1.1million. Manchester Pride: CAMPAIGNS for equality and challenges discrimination, CREATES opportunity for engagement and participation and CELEBRATES lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life. Manchester, England.

Manchester Pride 2015

Manchester Pride 2015

 

Want to strut your stuff in front of thousands of adoring Manchester Pride fans and supporters? Here’s your chance! The Manchester Pride Parade is an opportunity for you to get involved with one of the largest and most exciting LGBT Parades in the UK. It’s your chance to show Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people all over the UK, Europe and the world, the very best that Manchester has to offer. So join us as we turn the streets of Manchester in to a kaleidoscope of colour this August.

Manchester Pride is an award-winning festival by, and for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. The festival is officially the best LGBT event in the UK, as voted for by readers of the Pink Paper for five consecutive years.

There are four elements to the festival:

  • Pride Fringe – Over 40 art, music, culture, debate and sports events
  • The Big Weekend -Over 70 hours of live music, across two stages, Dance Arena, Lifestyle Expo area, market stalls and much more
  • The Parade – Running through the heart of the city, a colourful, vibrant celebration of LGBT life.
  • The George House Trust Candlelit Vigil – Remember those who we have lost to the HIV virus or those living with HIV.

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Manchester Pride 2015

August 28, 2015toAugust 31, 2015

The Parade theme for this year is ‘Devotion.’ Manchester is a city devoted to embracing and celebrating diversity, especially the LGBT communities that have helped shaped Manchester’s cultural heritage and landscape over the centuries. We want people to celebrate the fact that Manchester is proud of its LGBT history and shares in its future. We want people to shout about who or what they are ‘Devoted to…’ For example ‘I’m Devoted to my wife or girlfriend,’ ‘Manchester is devoted to showing its support to its LGBT community,’ whoever or whatever you’re devoted to – the Manchester Pride Parade is the perfect platform to show your ‘Devotion!’

Manchester Gay Pride – The Big Weekend takes place in the world famous Gay Village in Manchester. The charity has been raising money for LGBT and HIV projects in the region and since 2003, has raised and distributed over £1.1million. Manchester Pride: CAMPAIGNS for equality and challenges discrimination, CREATES opportunity for engagement and participation and CELEBRATES lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life. Manchester, England.

Manchester Pride 2015

Manchester Pride 2015

 

Want to strut your stuff in front of thousands of adoring Manchester Pride fans and supporters? Here’s your chance! The Manchester Pride Parade is an opportunity for you to get involved with one of the largest and most exciting LGBT Parades in the UK. It’s your chance to show Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people all over the UK, Europe and the world, the very best that Manchester has to offer. So join us as we turn the streets of Manchester in to a kaleidoscope of colour this August.

Manchester Pride is an award-winning festival by, and for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. The festival is officially the best LGBT event in the UK, as voted for by readers of the Pink Paper for five consecutive years.

There are four elements to the festival:

  • Pride Fringe – Over 40 art, music, culture, debate and sports events
  • The Big Weekend -Over 70 hours of live music, across two stages, Dance Arena, Lifestyle Expo area, market stalls and much more
  • The Parade – Running through the heart of the city, a colourful, vibrant celebration of LGBT life.
  • The George House Trust Candlelit Vigil – Remember those who we have lost to the HIV virus or those living with HIV.

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Reno Gay Pride 2015

August 15, 2015

Reno Gay Pride – Reno Gay Pride celebrates 19 years of making positive changes in the inclusive spirit of showcasing diversity and community spirit. Reno Gay Pride is produced by: Nevada Gay and Lesbian Visitors & Convention Bureau (NGLVCB). Reno, NV.

Reno Gay Pride 2015

Reno Gay Pride 2015

 

RENO, NEVADA, RGP (Reno Gay Pride) announced its 19th Annual Festival and Community Celebration. The event will take place Friday, August 14th and Saturday August 15th. Key events include the Friday PreShow VIP Welcome Party, Friday Night Show and Festival at Wingfield Park on Saturday 11am – 6pm. The Festival will be held along the Truckee River. Cool grass and shade trees of Wingfield Park and the River-Walk all provide the perfect backdrop to showcase the Reno Gay Pride Festival.

The 19th year of Gay Pride will reinforce Reno’s reputation as one of the leading LGBT destinations in the United States. “We have been working with the City of Reno and tourism representatives to put together the upcoming 19th annual celebration. As the local community unites together for this milestone year, bars and clubs of Reno will host their own events. Local businesses are already planning a range of themed events from bears and leather parties to daytime events and drag competitions. For more information visit: www.RenoGayPride.com


Lake Tahoe PrideFest was produced in 1996 as a Fund Raiser for P-FLAG of Northern Nevada. The state of Nevada made history when Governor Bob Miller became the first Governor in the United States to sign a statewide Gay Pride proclamation in 1996.

Reno Gay Pride is a registered Nevada Non-Profit Corporation and Reno Gay Pride members work hard each year to ensure the annual Gay Pride Celebration takes place. Reno Gay Pride is produced by Nevada Gay and Lesbian Visitors & Convention Bureau (NGLVCB).

Thousands of dollars are raised each year at Reno Gay Pride by local organizations that use the money raised at Reno Gay Pride for their individual causes – thanks to the continued efforts of Reno Gay Pride members. The economic impact that Reno Gay Pride has on Northern Nevada directly benefits local business and all local organizations that take advantage of the Festival.

Reno Gay Pride is the largest annual gathering of LGBT people in Northern Nevada – giving visibility to the community.  Reno Gay Pride is proud to belong to regional and international organizations such as CAPI and InterPride.

The LGBT Community has enjoyed this event for many years due to the hard work of so many dedicated people. Each year we invite our friends and family and indeed everyone in the community to share their pride at this celebration.

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CSD Madgeburg 2015

August 14, 2015toAugust 22, 2015

CSD Madgeburg – The Christopher Street Day (CSD) is a party, commemoration and demonstration by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. In Magdeburg, he is celebrated for many years – as colorful and peaceful demonstration for equal rights and against their discrimination and exclusion. Invited are all from the 14th to celebrate by 23 August 2015 to demonstrate and discuss. Let’s start with the Fahnenhissung on August 14, 2015 followed by a week of films, literature and theme nights and parties. The highlight is the grand parade through downtown with CSD-town festival on August 22, 2015th. Madgeburg, Germany.

CSD Madgeburg 2015

CSD Madgeburg 2015

History of Christopher Street Day

It’s the year 1969, more precisely 27 June this year. The bar “Stonewall Inn” in New York’s Christopher Street is well stocked. It is a special place, a place where the gay man, the lesbian, the drag queen and all others who do not fit into the socially accepted sexual schema, once may be the way they are. It is among his peers and a piece feels far more secure than out on the street, where it is better not to far moved out of his gender role out, did not want to be beaten up or raped. But appearances are deceptive security.No, also in the Stonewall Inn is one, just as in the other gay venues, not sure. Occasionally passes a band of policemen and conducts a raid, bringing more arrests by itself, partially associated with a disproportionate violence the police.But the atmosphere is bubbling. How long is this going to last? Against 1:20 clock it’s time again.But something is different. Why the police dive time on so late? This time there are arrests, but now enough is enough. The first fight back and soon there is a brawl. The police are forced to retire to the bar. But the situation escalated further. More and more people are added and more police reinforcement is called. Last fight about 2,000 protesters against 400 policemen. When the Tactical Patrol Force is drawn to help resolve the protests slowly, but repeated in subsequent nights. These so-called Stonewall Riots sparked a gay liberation movement. End July 1969 was formed the Gay Liberation Front, a political lesbian and gay group which advocated the liberation of gays and lesbians. Through them lesbians and gays became visible in society. Soon the GLF was represented in many cities and universities in the country. In 1970, the GLF the Christopher Street Liberation Day Committee, which carried out a march from Greenwich Village to Central Park to commemorate the Stonewall riots. Between 5,000 and 10,000 people participated in the march. This tradition was repeated annually as Christopher Street Liberation Day held every last Saturday in June and found numerous imitations in other cities. In Germany there was on 29 April 1972 in Münster, the first major lesbian and gay demonstration. The CSD wave sloshed over but only in 1979. In Bremen and Berlin found in the year instead of the first Christopher Street Day, which were still quite manageable with several hundred participants. Since then attracted more and more German cities by now and the CSD is celebrated in more than 40 locations in Germany. The Magdeburg CSD tradition dates back to 2000. This was preceded by a number of endeavors to celebrate a CSD in Saxony-Anhalt, between the three major cities Magdeburg, Halle and Dessau should change. So already found the end of the 20th century twice a CSD in Magdeburg.

Had a result of the closure of the Men’s Club and the dissolution of the Gay Men’s Club eV the CSD failed in 2008 and was organized in 2009 on a smaller scale from LSVD Saxony-Anhalt: the typical Magdeburg CSD with Liebig Street Festival and cultural week there were from 2000 year with one exception. Since the CSD grows back, took place in 2010 back to the Liebig Street and established in the same year the gay pride through the Magdeburg city center. 2012 pulled the CSD street festival again to, but just around the corner in the Hegelstraße. In addition, this was the first under the leadership of the association, founded in 2011 CSD Magdeburg eV conducted Christopher Street Day. With a renewed move to the Altenmarkt in 2014 the CSD moved directly into the local political center of Magdeburg before the town hall.

The CSD eV Germany holds in this video again the basic concerns of the CSD together:

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Pride Montreal 2015

August 10, 2015toAugust 16, 2015

Fierté Montréal – Montreal Pride reflects this reality by presenting each year the popular Pride Parade and Community Day and five days are devoted to free cultural festival in the Place Émilie-Gamelin. The parade will take place on René-Lévesque Boulevard West, between rue Guy and Sanguinet. Montreal, QC.

Pride Montreal 2015

Pride Montreal 2015

The 2015 Montréal LGBTA Parade is scheduled for Sunday August 16, 2015, beginning at 13:00. The parade will start on the corner of Guy Street and travel east on René-Lévesque Boulevard, culminating on Sanguinet Street and the Village. The crowd will march to Place Émilie-Gamelin where everyone is invited to continue the celebrations during the MEGA T-DANCE until the closing show.

The parade will feature floats from hundreds of local sports teams, cultural and community groups as well as other gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender organizations. The parade will also feature both gay and gay-friendly businesses that join us in celebrating the significant contributions of their LGBT employees and clients.

These events honour an important tradition that began in Montréal in 1979. Participating groups and businesses will be encouraged to design their floats incorporating this year’s theme of “Our Flag, Our Energy: YELLOW”

Another exciting addition to these events will be the designation of the Montréal Pride Grand Marshals. The names of these two members of the LGBT community, one selected for his/her contribution to the visibility of the LGBT movement and one for his/her contribution to our community, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Furthermore, the Montréal Pride will be giving a series of special awards for the most exciting, crowd-pleasing and unforgettable floats.

  • Most Crowd-Pleasing Float
  • Best Expression of the 2015 Theme
  • Best Choreography by a group
  • Best Costume and Make-up
  • Community Group Float of the year
  • Corporate Float of the year, as well as special “Jury Prizes” to be awarded at the discretion of our panel of distinguished judges.

Our panel of judges will be unveil in a few weeks.

Join us on René-Lévesque Boulevard West between Guy and Sanguinet Streets on August 16, beginning at 13:00, for the 2015 Montréal Pride Celebrations!

COMMUNITY DAY

Get Involved! Have Fun! The LGBT Community Day will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 11:00 to 17:00. Kiosks will line Sainte-Catherine Street East, between Saint-Hubert and Papineau streets. This event allows members of both the LGBTA and mainstream communities to discover many exciting organizations, community groups, businesses and sports teams, run by and/or catering to the LGBT community.

This event has as a mandate to involve, educate and entertain.

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Rendezvous Wyoming Equality

August 5, 2015toAugust 9, 2015

Rendezvous – Wyoming Equality seeks to enhance the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the Equality State by providing: Education, Information, Activities, Support, a Networking System, and an Advocacy System for people impacted by gender and sexual orientation issues. Cheyenne, WY.

Rendezvous Wyoming Equality

Rendezvous Wyoming Equality

Rendezvous | A newcomer’s perspective

Last year I was a “Rendezvous Virgin,” both nervous and excited. Being a Wyoming native I couldn’t wait to finally spend some time around people I could relate to, and when it was all said and done I vowed that I would never miss another Rendezvous – it was truly a life-changing experience.

I was at Pride in Denver this year, passing out Rendezvous flyers in the parade and also spending some time manning our booth in the park. The most common question I got was: “What kind of a camping trip is it?” My response: “Like anything in life, it’s what you make of it.” If you’re looking for a nice quietand relaxing camping trip you can find it here. If you’re looking for a great party you can also find it here; and anything in between. We have old campers, young campers, men, women, families and a nice mix of the LGTB community along with a handful of our straight allies.

I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I’m not much of a camper so I wondered if I would even fit in. Right away I had trouble setting up my tent, thinking to myself I can’t get this put together quickly I’m just going to throw it back in my car and go home. Luckily I almost immediately had help – a passerby came to my rescue and I ended up spending many wonderful hours with him and his friends laughing, telling stories and sharing good food and drink.

Speaking of food, I brought some of my own, but decided to mostly eat the meals that could be purchased at the main campsite. I thought they were very good! All the ingredients were fresh and a nice variety was offered. I met some campers that had brought all of their own food and were kind enough to invite me to one of their “dinner parties.” Keep in mind this is gay camping, so they weren’t grilling burgers and brats – it was more like bacon-wrapped shrimp on rosemary skewers. I had wonderful food the entire time I was there.

The entertainment was great last year, and should be even more impressive this year. For me, the best part was making so many new friends. Some I’ve stayed in touch with over the last year and we’ve actually become very close, and some I’m excited to reconnect with.

So if you’re on the fence about attending or not attending, give it a shot, it might just change your life!

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