I’m sure you know all this already but since there really isn’t a comprehensive list of Pride parties I’m gonna do my best here…
Queer Heroes NW – Hey, we didn’t know we were a queer hero…Guess I better start being a better role model.
Queerlandia - One year anniversary and the countdown towards the end of the world.
Sandra Valls Comedy Showcase – Latina funnywoman.
T*Party Picnic – Trans-park daytime sunshine fun.
Gaylabration - The bigwig Pride party.
Gaycation - Longest running party has an awesome DJ reunion.
Scandals Block Party and, of course, the official Pride waterfront events featuring acts such as Nina Sky and Cazwell go all day. Plus, Slaughters will be free all weekend (whoa, party hopping anyone?) with a Jungle theme. Around the corner at Red Cap it’s all about the hair with Bearracuda on Friday and ‘Stasche City on Saturday.
Dyke March – It’s going backwards this year? Well that says a lot doesn’t it?
RCSA All Stars vs. Portland Police – Gays vs the Po Po. We will all be rooting for our team but who do you think is going to win on the softball diamond?
Jane Lynch – Uber funny celesbian comes to the PCPA. I’m so jealous of my fellow Smithies who got her as their commencement speaker this year. She’s better than Jodie Foster anyway. Take that for cancelling every time!
Kaia Wilson and Lovers – Record release for dyke rock legend Kaia Wilson’s new album and one of my top 2 local favs the electronic melancholic loveliness of the Lovers.
Hey, Girl, Hey – Bringin’ it back to Plan B will bring up good memories of Booty.
Hotflash Inferno – The ladies old and young go until the wee hours.
Pride Play Party – If you have one orgy this year…
Portland Gay Men’s Chorus – Summer of love
Blow Pony – Queer Mutiny has hit the big time.
Doll House – The ladies are getting together at Hamburger Mary’s?
International Male – And the gents will be at Saucebox?
Red Cap/Boxxes Block Party – The biggest, though certainly not only, daytime block party features Sharon Needles and Frenchie Davis among many talented locals such as the Drag Mansion.
Big Bang – The block parties don’t stop
Greedy - Bi Pride and Genderf***ing Takeover bring the after party.
F*** Corporate Pride – Punk rock and stuff
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