Rainbow Pride Colors in unexpected places

Is it me or are cities showing off their pride colors more than ever? You see the rainbow atop skyscrapers in Detroit, bridges in the Twin Cities, and even on the Empire state building. So many places that I never expected to see a rainbow you see them. You can always count on seeing crosses on some buildings during Christmas but I never expected to see this beautiful day of love and hope of Rainbows everywhere!
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Oklahoma City Gay Pride 2012

Here are some scenes from the Sooner State from downtown Oklahoma City during the Pride Festival which was held downtown this year near 3rd street off Sheraton on Film Row. The Pride committee moved this away from their regular June Pride date which competed with Houston and San Fran and NYC and was a little too hot for OKC. The weather though this year has been great so far and the festival turnout looks great as well. Check out the pic of the mannequin hero s&m character looking at the new Devon energy building one of the new skyscrapers in OKC. Continue reading Oklahoma City Gay Pride 2012

Phoenix Pride 2012

Arizona is one place that could use some rainbows from all the high profile politics discussed about the state. April is the month to come out with pride. Saturday, April 21, 2012 the party named UNITY begins at 9pm to 5am. This will be the biggest dance party on Phoenix Pride Weekend and will benefit the One Voice Community Center. To be held at Madison Event Center in Phoenix, AZ. As one of the most sought after DJs in the industry, DJ/Producer Joe Gauthreaux (pronounced “GO TROW”) has a resume full of club appearances and main events that span the last 14 years – with the list growing each passing year! Also to appear are Frenchie Davis and the ‘Joy’ singer Kim English. Davis is a finalist from NBC’s the VOICE, American Idol, a Grammy Nominee and a Broadway Star! Kim English is a well-known International Dance Diva. Tickets are going for $20 general admission and VIP Tickets that include express check in, VIP Lounge, VIP Bar, and Free Bottled Water. If you are under 21 you are not in much luck because this is a 21 and up event.

Pointer Sisters to headline OKC Pride

Pride is coming in June in most cities. Oklahoma City is coming back hardcore this year with the Pointer Sisters as the headliner. Oklahoma City has been behind when it comes to pride in recent years with a major mishandling of changing the date the parade runs on to a Friday following rush hour one year to changes to the Festival. We think this year will be their year to make a big comeback. The Pride Block party will take place at 9:30pm until 2am, Friday, June, 24. There will be a suggested donation of $10 to help support the GLBT Health Center. The Festival will go on throughout the weekend and the Parade will take place around 6pm Sunday, June 26, 2011. There is no word yet on the T-Dance at Angles but we can expect the Copa will be ready for the after-parade celebration and the mouth numbing drinks at Tramp’s. We are excited to see the Pointer Sisters performing at the OKC Pride this year and hope it is a huge success!

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR 2011 OKC PRIDE WEEKEND:

Friday, June 24:
4:00 p.m.: Festival exhibitors and vendors open
4:00 p.m.: Musical entertainment kicks off
8:00 p.m.: Opening Act performance
9:30 p.m.: The Pointer Sisters concert

Saturday, June 25:
10:00 a.m.: Festival exhibitors and vendors open, games and
festivities kick off, and musical entertainment begins. Entertainers
include local and regional acts.
9:30 p.m.: Special guest entertainer performs

Sunday, June 26:
10:00 a.m.: Festival exhibitors and vendors open
4:30 p.m.: Parade participants line-up at Memorial Park; pre-Parade
entertainment on The Strip begins
6:00 p.m.: Parade steps off

Paradiso Girls and Circurious perform at Columbus Pride Festival

Happy Pride to those everywhere and especially in Columbus, Ohio, USA.  Columbus enjoys a pride with some of the most gorgeous… weather (yeah).  They used to have their pride festival right next to the Commfest but now it seems to have moved up a weekend.  There were huge lines outside of Axis nightclub last night and it was well worth the wait.  There was also a huge crowd over at Trafix that used to be Q Bar.

Here you can see pics of the outside performance by Circurious.  I had no idea who they would be when they came out with these alien like florescent outfits on and started doing some crazy things.  They were not a band but a talented group of artists who display extreme edges of human capability.  Truly impressive it was for a woman to climb in and out of a tennis racket and of course the male aerial performers.  You can see them live at the Southern Theatre with 15% off if you enter promo code Circ15 next weekend.

Another hot performer at the outside lesbian festival.. just kidding it was boys and lesbians who looked like Justin Bieber…and many interesting people between.  but the other act was the Paradiso Girls the girls from the UK who looked as hot as ever out in the Summer American heat.  I love the blond chicks in the group…couldn’t take my eyes off of them! They performed that hot Tequila song pictured above.

Cbus pride is so much fun.  I’m curious to know why there were less lesbians with their tits out this year I only saw a few.  They really put a lot into their pride parade and festival here in Cbus and you see so many mainstream businesses such as Time Warner Cable who had a mob of employees walking with their banner.

Where to Stay during pride in Columbus:

If you are visiting the Columbus area I recommend the Hyatt next door to the Convention center not to be confused with the other Hyatt downtown.  There is also the Hampton Inn and the Drury Inn and a Red Roof Inn within walking distance to short north area and the park.  Although next year I hear that the park events may change back to how it was a few years ago and be moved since CommFest may be going on during the same time in 2011.

There has been lots of bar changes in Columbus in the past year as we have seen the Q Bar renamed to Trafix and its seeemed to have picked up the Tradewinds crowd (same owners now).  We also hear that Axis has new owners now but we did not see any major changes.  Union and Havana were still busy on their regular nights as well.

Orlando Pride 2009

Looks like Orlando pride was quite the tea this year.  Lots of hotties, drag queens you don’t wanna mess with, and sexi floats. I really like the Pulse and Parliament House floats going down the street.  There was also a performance at the Parliament house with RuPaul where you could lip sync for your life!

Here are some pics from Orlando’s gay Pride 2009 event.

MISS PRIDE of ORLANDO: CONGRATULATIONS TO TYRA SANCHEZ

There were appearances from Stuart Milk  who made a surprise appearance at the screening of Milk at the Plaza Downtown Cinema.  Pride 2009 is Central Florida’s biggest GLBT-sponsored event October 8-11.

Erika Jayne heated up Dallas Pride

Dallas Pride is always a fun event because it is a weekend just a few weeks after you have time from recovering from Labor Day and a few months away from all the other pride events in the country.  Plus it is one of the biggest pride parades.  Every year there is always something that sticks out more than anything and this year I would have to say it was Erika Jayne.

If you do not know who Erika Jayne is you better get to know her fast as she throws a damn good live performance.  She was the the Clear Channel artist of the month for August and just released a new album called Pretty Mess… a term that describes me fo sure! Erika’s new single “Give You Everything” is on its way up the Billboard dance charts after two #1 Billboard Dance Club Play hits “Roller Coaster” and “Stars”.

Erika Jayne had backup dancers and did a great performance.  I just love watching live performances with dancers especially when they are shirtless hotties.  It certainly adds flavor to the show!  I looked on her myspace and do not see a list of tour dates but hope I can see her again because she was a hit in Dallas!

Erika does not seem to be getting the publicity she deserves but the house was packed and it was hot hot hot.  Actually so hot in there I think the air conditioning was broke or they are not paying their bills over at XCuses which used to be Club One.  Shame on XCuses for throwing us into a cage that was so hot we could not breathe.. I mean really?  I have been to that club several times before and know it has never been that hot inside that building even with Paul Van Dyk playing inside.  They were charging $30 at the door (CASH ONLY) and had hardly any air circulation.  We still had a blast even though – DJ Escape did a great job and we stayed there dancing until 4am and were ready to goto bed after that to make to the Freedom Pride Parade by 1:30pm the next day.

Their was also a trailer trash show in town at the Majestic Theater.   ‘A Sordid Comedy Affair’ from the LOGO TV show Sordid Lives with Del Shores, Caroline Rhea, Rue McClanahan and Leslie Jordan.

The pride weekend had a day at Six Flags park and the parade with big companies that support us such as Whole Foods.  The weekend really started Thursday out at JR’s for Edna’s Angels drag performances then went on to the Tin Room and BJ’s then ended at Station 4 and Tin Room for dancing after the parade as some choose to hit up the T-Dance after the parade.  I think I can say most of us were too much of HOT messes to have made it past Lee Park after pride ceremonies and not have taken a break of some kind.  It was a fabulous weekend with the best part going to Erika Jayne who performed in a hot house but still looked a pretty mess!