We might feel twinges of shame — like, for instance, upon seeing sights like this one — but you know, like any fucked up family, you’re still ours. So it’ll be swell once again to get drunk and high right alongside you all, and cry a collective fuck off to the Mutchnicks of the world who would rather see us buttoned up and married.
Without further ado… We cover the simultaneous Pride Explosion in San Francisco, New York and Chicago below, but it is also the BIG GAY PRIDE WEEKEND in the following U.S. cities: Houston, Denver, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Oklahoma City, Santa Fe, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, and Toronto (oh wait, that’s Canada).
Across the pond, pride will be paraded also in Antwerp, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon, Madrid (where porn couple Damien & Francesco shall be the toast of the town), Paris and it’s Black Pride in London.
Below, some highlights in SF, NY and — since LA already had they’re pride and there’s nothing much to report down there — a quicky CHICAGO pride guide instead!
FRIDAY: City Model Search @ The Lookout; Find Your Fetish @ Folsom Friday; Wendy Ho & Charlie Horse @ The Cinch; Underworld @ 550 Barneveld; Boy Bar Sneak Peak @ The Cafe; Hot Boxxx Girls @ Aunt Charlie’s; dot429 @ LeftSpace Studios; Jeffery Self’s “My Life on the Craigslist” @ New Conservatory Theatre; MANnequin @ the BOChurch
SATURDAY: Pink Saturday in The Castro; Butt Pirate @ DNA; Konig- King of Burlesque @ SOMArts; The Disco @ Mezzanine; Colossus @ 1015 Folsom; Pearls Over Shanghai @ The Hynodrome; Tattoo @ The Stud; Go Bang! @ Deco Lounge; Hyp Saturdays @ Club Eight
SUNDAY: Pier Dance @ Pier 54; Love Hangover @ Eastern Bloc; Beer Blast @ The Eagle; Pride Luau @ G Lounge; Garden of Ono @ Hotel Gansevoort; Vandam @ Greenhouse; Dirty Pop @ Stonewall; Alegria Pride @ M2; Pier Afterparty @ Cielo
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FRIDAY: Return of Real Chicago House @ Ontourage; Steamworks Kickoff Pride Celebration W/DJ Scotty Dick; Underwear Fashion Show @ Hydrate; Pride Weekend @ Roscoe’s
SATURDAY: Blackout Party @ Hydrate; Leather Pride Party @ Touché; Dragzilla @ Spin; PetCo’s Pet Pride Parade @ Pride Fest
SUNDAY: Pride Beer Bust @ Touché; Pride Parade, Etc; Watch The Parade @ The North End; Beach Party @ Hydrate
Suggestions? Did we fuck something up? Email us.
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