Happy Pride Month, y’all! Some of you celebrated last weekend and some of you have more time to celebrate, but regardless — we’re very excited, and here’s why:
We are doing an ALL CALL FOR YOUR PRIDE PICTURES.
All you have to do is wear your Autostraddle gear and have your friend/girlfriend/favorite drag queen take a picture of you. You guys, everyone looks cute in AS. The world needs to see this phenomenon immortalized in a gallery. Fame and fortune but mostly fame await you!
Cut up your classic t-shirt just like we showed you. Wear your sticker on your bag/laptop/face. Make an entre outfit out of outdated pages from your AS calendar. Make Autostraddle signs and dress up as Riese and/or Tinkerbell. Do it.
If you want to be famous and have thousands of queer women fawning over you, send a HIGH-ish RESOLUTION picture of your Autostraddle-clad self to Grace [at] autostraddle [dot] com with the subject line “Pride Pictures.” Be sure to include the first names of the people in the photos as well as which pride you’re attending. As usual, bonus points for creative file names, and also, NO TIFFs, please.
Here Are Some Pride Festivals You Could Attend, Possibly!
This weekend was a big weekend for Pride for many of you from Boston, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Iowa, Lansing, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Washington DC and so many more. But Pride remains a glorious prospect on the horizon in many other cities!
Baltimore, Maryland: June 17th – June 19th.
Featuring Deborah Cox.
Meet up with Autostraddlers: Washington D.C/Baltimore
Chicago, Illinois: June 24th-26th
+ Dyke March: June 25.
+ There is a lot happening at this one — Fernanda Rocha will be the Grand Marshall of the Pride Parade and Pride Fest performers include Deborah Cox, Crystal Waters and MYA.
Meet up with Autostraddlers: Chicagostraddlers
Columbus, Ohio: June 17th-19th
+ Entertainment includes Chely Wright, Bitch, and Namoli Brennet. Also, Intern Grace will probably be there, so.
Meet up With Autostraddlers: Ohio is For Autostraddlers
Denver, Colorado: June 18th-19th
+ With CAZWELL, Carmen Carerra from RuPaul’s Drag Race and Lori Michaels.
Meet up With Autostraddlers: Denver Area Autostraddlers
Houston, Texas: June 18-25th
+ Pride Parade June 25.
Meet up with Autostraddlers: Texastraddle
Montreal, Canada: August 9th-14th
Meet up with Autostraddlers: Montrealers
London, England: June 24-July 3
+ Featuring Guilty Pleasures with Dreambears and Hot Gusset, something about a flash mob, and more acts to be announced. Also, they use the word “fortnight” a lot.
Meet up with Autostraddlers: UK & Ireland
Nashville, TN: June 18th
New York, New York: June 15th – 26th
+ June 15th – Kick off Pride with GO! Magazine’s shin dig with the cast of The Real L Word (Bring your AS gear to that one for a number of reasons).
+ June 25th – Dyke March!
+ June 25th (3pm-11pm) – Rapture on the River: A Woman’s Dance (buy tickets here) this year will include a Wet T-Shirt Contest.
+ June 26th (12 noon step-off) – Pride Parade with Grand Marshalls Dan Savage & Terry Miller and Reverand Pat Bumgardner
Meet up with Autostraddlers: NYC Straddlers
New Orleans, Louisiana: June 24th-26th
+ Parade starts at noon on Sunday.
Portland, Oregon: June 17th – 19th
+With Deborah Cox and the two hot lesbians who make Kiss Kill happen.
+ Dyke March – June 18th, 5pm, North Park Blocks
Meet up with Autostraddlers: Pdx Autostraddlers
San Diego, California: July 15-17th
+ Parade July 16. Featuring Margaret Cho, Salt-N-Pepa, God-des and She, among a bunch of others.
Meet up with Autostraddlers: San Diego Straddlers
San Francisco, California: June 25th-26th
+ Pride Parade: June 26th — Grand marshall Chaz Bono. Also riding will be Yigit Pura, Olympia Dukakis and Armistead Maupin
+ Dyke March: June 25th, Rally in Dolores Park 3-7 pm.
Meet up with Autostraddlers: Straddling by the Bay
Seattle, Washington: June 25th-26th
+ “An Evening with Jennifer Knapp” on June 21st.
+ June 25th Pride Fest will feature Crystal Bowersox, Thelma Houston and YOUR FAVORITE BAND BETTY.
Meet up with Autostraddlers: Seattlestraddle
Minneapolis/St.Paul Pride: June 25th-26th
+ With DEBBIE FUCKING GIBSON.
Meet up with Autostraddlers: Twin Cities Straddlers
Toronto, Canada: June 24th – July 3rd
+ Featuring “entertainment on eight stages” and performances of the play “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom.”
+ Dyke March – July 2nd at 2pm
Meet up with Autostraddlers: Ohhh! Canada
Vancouver, Canada: July 30th-31st
+ Parade July 31.