Victoria Pride Week Events

Hello wonderful people!
Just thought I’d remind you of the up coming queer events for the next week ad a bit. For a super detailed list go to http://www.victoriapridesociety.org/eventlist.html

June 30th
**Bras, Bananas & Broadway**
June 30 Doors 8pm Show 8:30pm
Lucky Bar, 517 Yates Street
Cost: $15 adv $18 at the door
Pride is in full rainbow as Victoria’s premier performers come out to celebrate all things sassy at the The Fruit Salad Cabaret.

July 1st
**Marcus Tipton Memorial Drag Ball Game **
July 1, 12:00pm Vic West Park
We invite you to come out to Vic West Park for a fun fiasco of boys wearing high heels and girls sporting mustaches; all while swinging the bat and throwing the ball. A true battle of the sexes – dressed to compete as Super Heros VS. Villans; sure to offer hilarity and a chance for the Victoria community to “come out” and have some fun!
**Paparazzi Canada Day**
Paparazzi Nightclub
Cover: $5, 1pm – 2am
**Stonewall was a RIOT TOO! **
Norway House 1110 Hillside Avenue
Cover: $5-$10 (sliding scale), 8pm – 12am
This event is 19+: Please bring ID.
Pride is about more than just a party.
Pride is about more than just the right to marry and adopt and blend into the mainstream.
Pride is about more than just laws protecting queers from discrimination.
Pride is about having the courage, strength, and awareness to challenge all forms of oppression in our daily lives, and to stand in solidarity with the diverse individuals that make up the “queer community.”

July 2nd
**Pride and the Word **
Doors @ 630pm
Ambrosia Event Centre 638 Fisgard St
Cost: $10 at the door
Speaking “Out” this year on July 2nd, 7pm at Ambrosia Center is an incredibly talented group of folks such as Mette Bach, Gillian Cornwall, Amber Dawn, Peter Dubé, Amanda Hale, J. McLaughlin, Billeh Nickerson, Lahl SarDyke, Dylyn Wilkinson.
**Paparazzi Pride Kick-Off Party **
10pm Paparazzi Nightclub

July 3rd
**First Unitarian Church of Victoria Pride Service**
10:00am 5575 West Saanich Road
The T in GLBT: Stepping Out of the Gender Box
Speaker: Rev. Melora Lynngood
As open-minded, open-hearted Unitarian Universalists, we are moved to understand and support, to affirm the gifts of perspective and insight transgender people bring to a community.
Note: Kids’ message this Sunday. Children begin with the grown-ups in the sanctuary.
**Big Gay Dog Walk **
1:00pm – 3:00pm Dallas Road at Cook Street
The Big Gay Dog Walk is here again; giving all of our furry friend lovers the chance to parade how PROUD they are of those paws during Pride week. Starting at the end of Cook St; on Dallas Rd we are meeting for our annual mini march 1pm-3pm..and we want to see you there! (its free after all!)
**Pride Tea Party **
3 – 7:30pm @ The Ledge
Tea Dance Social proudly presents… ‘Lesbian Pride Glide’
Where you bust your best moves! (on and off the dance floor)
Sunday July 3 at the Ledge Lounge, 3:00-7:30 pm – Everyone welcome – $2 at door

July 4th
**3rd Annual Pride Business Fair **
Presented by: Island Community in Business Society
6 – 9PM
Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.
Do you want to support local LGBTQ-friendly business? Then come to the fan-n-tab-b-b-u-lous Pride Business Fair and find out who’s proud in our LGBTQ business community.

July 5th
**Pink Whale Watching **
July 5, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $30
Allow the Prince of Whales to take you on a ‘3-hour tour’ of the local islands, admiring the beauty of nature around you, and getting acquainted with the local wildlife. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

July 6th
**THUNDERPANTS presents QUEER SPEED DATING **
July 6, 7:00pm at the Ledge
Cost: sliding scale $5 – $15
This mix-and-match of ALL GENDERS and queerientations may just help you find what your little heart desires. Thunderpants organizes and hosts; all you have to do is be there! The Ledge (1140 Government St.) Wednesday 7pm . Sliding Scale 5-15$ – proceeds will go to support Out of the Closet Renew Boutique. The Ledge is a wheelchair accessible space. Wet your whistle and fill your belly with the Ledge’s food and drink specials!
YOU MUST RSVP – there is limited space, so please do let us know you are coming – email: queerspeeddating@gmail.com

July 8th
**Homospun Youth Pride Dance Party **
7pm – 12am, FREE
Norway House
1110 Hillside Avenue
Youth Age 18 and Under Only, Please!
Calling all GLBT2SQQQ teens and their friends… Here’s a Pride Week event just for you! Join us in celebrating our queer community with a DJ dance party, button-making, snacks, drinks, and free bus tickets.
Please, no drugs or alcohol. Intoxicated people will be asked to leave.

July 8th
**WIDE OPEN WIDE **
July 8 & 9, 8:00PM
$6, at Open Space
QUEER CITY CINEMA
The biennial international queer media arts festival of Regina hits the road with its 2011 coast to coast Canadian tour.
Local filmmakers from each city will be in attendance. For more information visit: www.queercitycinema.ca
**Sunset Harbour Boat Cruise**
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Board at 1234 Wharf Street (below the Keg)
Cost: $30
This annual event will take you on a breathtaking tour of the Inner Harbour, and surrounding area. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

July 9th
**Gaga 2 Show**
8pm, basement @ Bedford
Presented by: The Ledge
Tickets: $10 at the door
Featuring: Dylan Davis and The Monsters
The Dragbots
and special guests.
**Paparazzi Diva League **
10pm @ Paparazzi
Tickets: $10 at the door
Gouda and the girls will be centre stage for our Pride drag show spectacular, and they have a special supporting act in the form of all-guy, all-glam, all-gorgeous, all-grinding go-go dancer Beau deJour.

July 10th
**VICTORIA PRIDE PARADE!!**
12 pm, starting at the corner of Government and Pandora
Follow along and enjoy with the marching bands, floats, and a colourful display of Pride.
**Pride Festival **
1 pm, MacDonald Park
Upon arriving at Macdonald Park – festival go-ers can enjoy a beer garden hosting its very own stage, nibble on some delicious treats from one of our 100+ vendors, learn more about the local GLBTQ community at Pride House, or partake in the 50ft long obstacle course hosted in the Kids Camp.
Any person of the Victoria community – friend, ally, or LGBT Is certain to find something that they can be PROUD of taking part in!

August 27th
**2nd Annual Comox Valley Pride Weekend**
Presented by: Island Community in Business Society
August 27 & 28