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Taking Pride in Buffalo

Pride Week is coming up quick. Yes, Pride Week. I still remember, not that long ago, when the Pride event consisted of one incredibly awesome parade. Then came the Dyke March, and the post celebratory parties got larger and larger.

Today Pride Week touts an outing to the ballpark, art openings, an Allen Street festival, a culminating celebration at Canalside, house parties on just about every block, and there’s even a run called the Gay 5K.

Pride Week has gone from a parade-oriented celebration of Gay Pride to an all-encompasing “open” celebration that resounds throughout the city. That’s right. Today the Buffalo Pride Festival is a well orchestrated local movement that is all-inclusive in nature. The events that take place throughout the week spell out a fun-loving city that has come to embrace widespread Pride sentiments.

To get a taste of Buffalo Pride, look no further than the following inspirational video from Pride 2013…. just watching it makes me feel proud to be a Buffalonian. Thanks to the Pride Center of WNY for all that they do to make this all happen in such high fashion.

See you at PRIDE WEEK 2014!

Sunday, May 25th
Out in the Ballpark (FB)
Tuesday, May 27th
Flag Raising Ceremony (FB)
Thursday, May 29th
Gay 5k (FB)
Friday, May 30th
Chroma: Art Opening (FB)
Saturday, May 31st
Dyke March (FB)
Allen Street Festival (FB)
Sunday, June 1st
Pride Parade (FB)
Pride Festival at Canalside (FB)

All the details at: www.buffalopridefestival.com | Image: Pride Week Facebook

 

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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