Pride season is upon us and its hard to keep track of all the gaytivities. Let us walk you through them.
The Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is already in motion at Cinestudio at Trinity College. It goes 'til June 5th so you can still catch some homos on screen. Remaining films include:
Wednesday, June 2, 7:30pm: We Are the Mods
Thursday, June 3, 7:30pm: Prodigal Sons
Friday, June 4, 7:30pm: Undertow
Saturday June 5, 7:30pm: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, followed by the cloing night party.
Each feature is preceded by several shorts. Tix are $15.
Next on the gaygenda is Connecticut (Hartford) Pride on June 5th. It's usually pretty tame, and there's no parade, but it's a reason to get drunk in Bushnell Park. With lots of gays.
Boston Pride is apparently a 4-day event from June 9-13. What on earth could take that long? The actual "festival" and "parade" are the 12th at noon. Other events include a Guerrilla Queer Bar on June 4th, location TBA, the Dyke March on June 11th and a Jamaica Plain Block Party on the 13th. Boston Pride has never wooed us in the past, so we'll see if we're up for the drive this year.
The Pride of all (American) prides, NYC, is pretty much all month long, but the main events are the weekend of June 25. Our favorite activity is the parade which will be Sunday at noon. From what I recall it goes into the evening, ending up somewhere in the village where dancing men in thongs are greeted by drunken dancing men in thongs, while the Lesbians try to avoid whoever they made out with at Henrietta's the night before.
Last time Jackie Scenic went to NY Pride, she forgot her ID AND had the flu, but still managed to have an amazing time. This was the scene on Coney Island that weekend:
Good thing Nathan's doesn't card! And neither did that pile of trash.
We just missed Women's Weekend in Provincetown, but there is another chick event there July 21-25 which we are tempted to check out. Anyone been?
The Provincetown International Film Festival is June 16-20, which isn't specifically a gay event, but gay enough.
Saturday, June 19th is Rhode Island Pride, held in Providence. We've never been but they seem very excited about their "illuminated night parade".
I'm sure there's even more gay shit happening this summer, but that's about all we can handle. We didn't even mention the usual monthly events, First Sundays at Tisane, Club Lucy (uh, we keep mentioning it and never going), and that other thing in Cromwell, er, Rockyhill. There's also a new monthly meetup, Ladies Like You, meeting every second Saturday at the HGLHC. (TMI, this event will get it's own post soon).
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