Now here’s something that you don’t see everyday – a local clothing retailer cross-dressing its mannequins in the display window. While the display is very clever and sends a message that the store is ‘open’ and supports this weekend’s Pride activities, there is an even more subtle component of the display that a lot more stores in the area share, and that’s the ‘Open’ sign. The ‘Open’ sign at Urban Threads might not have been intended to amplify the cross dressing theme, but it certainly did. And after the display comes down, the message that Urban is ‘open’ to gay rights will remain.
Once again, from the Pride Center of WNY:
Friday, June 1st 12:00pm PRIDE FLAG RAISING – Join the Pride Center as the Pride Flag is raised in front of Buffalo City Hall. Look for the Pride Flags throughout the Elmwood Village, Allentown, & Downtown Buffalo
Saturday, June 2nd DYKE MARCH – line up at Kleinhans Music Hall at 4:00pm, step off at 5:00pm. The march will head down to Elmwood traveling to Allen and ending at the ALLEN STREET FESTIVAL on Allen between Pearl & Franklin.
Sunday, June 3rd PRIDE PARADE line up at Lafayette & Elmwood at 11:00am, step off at 1:00pm traveling down Elmwood, ending in front of the Pride Center. Afterwards, make your way down to Canalside (between First Niagara Center & the Naval Park) for the annual PRIDE FESTIVAL!