Can you smell the push for equality in the air? That must mean it’s Pride Month. And what better way to kick off the month than to have some fun with friends at the Saturday Market, then mosey on down to Town Square for the official Alaska Pride kick-off, before getting ready for the “Fierce, Fabulous, and full of Pride” MGA Pageant put on by the Imperial Court of All Alaska.
Believe it or not, that’s just Saturday! We have another round of great events on Sunday, including Karaoke at Koots, an InterFaith Pride Service, and Aloha Pride Luau at The Raven. More on that later.
Here are more event details for Saturday, June 8th:
Saturday, June 8th
What: Identity Booth
Where: Anchorage Market and Festival – Identity Booth
Details: We will have rainbow merchandise, PrideFest T shirts, PrideFest raffle tickets and information. We are in the row with the food vendors on the west side of the grounds. All ages.
Time: 10am – 6pm
What: Annual LGBTQA Memorial Service
Where: At the gay memorial in the Downtown cemetery, North East corner
Details: This annual memorial service has taken place for the last 15 years. Come and remember the LGBTQ and Ally hero’s that have gone before us and fought for our freedoms. All ages.
Time: 11am – 11:30am
What: Town Square Kick-Off
Where: Town Square Park
Details: Bring your family and friends and find out how we are celebrating Our State of Pride during Alaska PrideFest Week! All ages.
Time: 2pm to 4pm
What: Movie – Fag Bug
Where: Out North Contemporary Art House
Details: Fagbug is a Volkswagen New Beetle owned by Erin Davies of Troy, New York who, in response to graffiti on her car, embarked on a trans-American road trip to raise awareness of gay rights, including Anchorage, Alaska! All ages.
What: Absolut Vodka PrideFest Kick-Off Party
Where: Mad Myrna’s
Details: Mad Myrna’s and Absolut Vodka invite you to celebrate the launch of our state of pride with an Absolut PrideFest Kick-off Party! 21+
What: ICOAA’s Alaska Gay Pageant
Where: Mad Myrna’s
Details: The Imperial Court of All Alaska (ICOAA) presents its annual competition for Mister, Miss, Ms., and Mr. Gay Alaska (MGA) 2013-14. Th is event is also a celebration of the work done by the 2012-13 MGAs. 21+
What: Ladies Night Pride Jump Off Drag King Show
Where: S Lounge
Details: The Last Frontier Drag Kings present “Ladies Night PrideFest Jump Off” Drag King Show, featuring Alaska’s top drag kings and a live auction, with proceeds to support the Four A’s. 21+