Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend, is just a few weeks away (August 22nd -23rd)! The latest group of artists to Join the already great list of acts during the BIG Weekend, are Conchita Wurst, Neon Jungle, Lucy Spraggan, MIDNIGHT, Marcus Collins, and several others!
In an obvious stab at Idaho’s Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter [yes, last name is Otter], Crooked Fence Brewing recently announced the release of Little Bitch Otter, their India Brown Ale.
The otter wears a tie and cowboy hat, as Gov. “Butch” Otter is prone to do. On Tuesday, a state judge struck down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage, but Gov. Otter filed a request to stay to the ruling and began the appeals process.
It’s great to have the support of powerhouse artists like Cher and Demi Lovato (though she isn’t nearly on Cher’s level!)! Demi Lovato will be giving performances at LA Pride and NYC Pride this summer! More on that in a press release from NYC Pride below.
MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING RECORDING ARTIST, DEMI LOVATO GOES BICOASTAL FOR PRIDE
NEW YORK, NY | LOS ANGELES, CA – In honor of the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, two of the largest Pride events in the world— LA PRIDE and NYC PRIDE—have joined forces to announce the participation of one of the biggest names in Hollywood in this year’s LGBT Pride celebrations, Demi Lovato. On June 8th, the multi-platinum selling recording artist will join the LA PRIDE Parade as Grand Marshal and her participation will include a special performance. On June 29, Lovato will head east to headline perform at NYC Pride’s legendary Dance on the Pier on Pier 26 in Tribeca.
Are you getting ready for NYC Pride this year?! This just in from NYC Pride via press release:
NYC PRIDE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF
“the trans Experience”
New York, January 7, 2014—NYC Pride announced the official launch of the trans Experience (ttE), the mission of which is to provide aid to other nonprofit organizations and agencies within New York City in coordinating, facilitating, organizing, managing and promoting linkages to and for members of the transgender community. This mission will be achieved by producing programming designed for members of the transgender community by members of the transgender community. Programming is meant to educate, empower, and bridge the gap between transgender individuals and the communities of which they are a part.
Via press release from NYC Pride:
New York, January 7, 2014—NYC Pride announced the official theme for Pride 2014: “We have won when we’re one.” Additionally, NYC Pride released official theme artwork and brand elements for the coming year’s celebrations. The 2014 theme is a reminder that inequality still exists both at home and abroad. Our work is unfinished until all members of the LGBT community, in all parts of the world, can enjoy the freedoms and protections they rightfully deserve. Bearing this theme in mind, NYC Pride will host its annual calendar of events in June, commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
Hey northern hemisphere folk! It’s finally starting to get cold, so you know it’s starting to get a little hot ‘down unda’! Take a break and warm your toes at Melbourne’s queer arts and culture festival Midsumma!
They’ve got tons of events happening at tons of venues, so click here for more details!