Pride Guide 2010: New York City, San Francisco, Chicago

This is a big Pride Weekend, I hope you are REALLY PROUD OF YOURSELF FOR BEING GAY THIS WEEKEND, you ravaging lesbian beasts.

New York City Pride Weekend:

This is where we are right now – NEW YORK FUCKING CITY — so when you’re out there having fun for Pride, maybe you’ll notice a bunch of Autostraddlers trying to flirt you into attending Rodeo Disco 2: Back in the Straddle.

You should check out all the editor’s picks over at GO! Magazine for the best in New York City nightlife because basically everything you need to know is at GO! For reals.

OurSceneTV has a kickoff video for Pride and a pride guide, featuring a lot of famous people who may or may not be involved in NYC Pride whatever it’s a hawt video:

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Friday, June 26th:

Proposition is hosting its biggest party ever at Slate (54 W. 21st Street at 6th Ave) — they’re taking over the bar with special Guest DJ Tikka Masala and a 1,000+ capacity. 2-for-1 drinks from 10 to 11 and $3 Pride Shots all night! It’s $10 in Advance and $12 at the door.

LoverGirlNYC hosts Fierece at the Chelsea Brewing Company (Pier 59, West Side Highway @18th street) for $20 advanced with am meber card, or $25 at the door. Celebrity host Hot Wings from VH1’s ‘A Real Chance of Love 2″ with 1500+ women.

Saturday, June 26th:

The Dyke March steps off at 5pm from Bryant Park.

Harlem Pride’s first ever celebration starts at noon and goes ’til 6pm, on West 119th street between Fifth and Malcom X Blvd! 

Choice Cunts Third Annual NYC Pride party will feature Special Guest Headliner DJ Princess Superstar at at Santos Party House (100 Lafayette St., trains to Canal Street) ($20 door/$15 with RSVP)

Los Angeles’ Legendary Truck Stop party is hitting New York City at Touch Nightclub on 240 Qest 52nd street, ($20 before 11pm, $25 after).  DJ Brynn Taylor and the legendary Truck Stop Dancers, as seen on the hit reality TV show Gimme Sugar. Email info@fuse-events.com to get tickets/info before it sells out!

Henrietta Hudson’s Mega Pride Party, Pier Pressure,  starts at 9pm on the Chelsea Piers (Pier 59, West Side Highway @18th street) with three awesome DJs, celebrity hosts Daniela Sea and Michelle Balan.

Sunday June 27th

The Big Pride Parade kicks of at noon with Grand Marshals Dan Choi, Constance McMillen and Judy Shepard.  We may or may not be marching standby for more info.

Sunday, between the parade and our party, you can spend your afternoon at Cirque Du Stiletto at the Maritime Hotel Cabanas on 88 9th Avenue (at 17th Street). ($15 before 6pm, $20 after).

Bitches, buy your tickets now. Sunday night Rodeo Disco 2 is shapin’ up to be quite a little something. Basically everyone thinks you should go to our party! OurScene TV thinks so, Time Out NY thinks so (print issue! we’re a recommended pick!), Go Magazine thinks so. Even if you are also going to Snapshot, you can totes still come to Rodeo Disco TOO.

Chicago Pride

Guess who’s going to be hosting the Girl Blast party at Chicago Pride this Sunday… Autostraddle’s own Nat Garcia and Dani Campbell! So if you’re not able to make it out to Mason Dixon for Rodeo Disco 2 (for which tickets are still available!), you should definitely make your way over to Chicago for some Nat-Garcia-Dani-Campbell-realness. Nat promises an “Autotastic party” and you know she’s too lovely to tell a lie.

The 41st Annual Chicago Pride March happens Sunday June 27th starting at the corner of Halsted & Belmont, eventually going to Cannon Drive in Lincoln Park. The Grand Marshal is newly-out Country superstar Chely Wright!

San Francisco Pride:

San Francisco is being super special this year because EDEN is hosting the first all-lesbian pride weekend June 25-28th in addition to the typical festivities. ‘Cause there are a lot of lesbians in San Francisco btw. Like, a lot.

Friday June 25th:

And the best part is that tonight THIS VERY NIGHT, June 25th, you can catch our very own Julie Goldman along with Dana Goldberg, Sandra Valls and Gina Yashere at Eden’s Comedy Night at Parc55 (55 Cyril Magnin Street) at 7 PM.

Also, following the Trans Pride March which start probs like in an hour (Dolores Park, 17 Street and Dolores, SF. Rally at 3:30, march at 7 p.m.), our friend Amos Mac‘s Original Plumbing presents Unofficial! at the Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF; (415) 552-7788, www.elbo.com. 9 p.m., $10. A party in honor of trans pride and visibility — plus, it’ll be a blast. Rocco Katastrophe and Jenna Riot host, DJs Chelsea Starr and 100 spokes spin, furry photo booth, trans slideshow, performances by Glenn Marla and Ice Cream Socialites.

After you change the pants you peed in during Julie Goldman’s show, also check out the UNITY party with entertainment from San Francisco’s Hottest DJs. It goes from 9pm -2am. $30 with 5% proceeds San Francisco Pride at the 111 Minna Street: www.111minnagallery.com, www.in2uevents.com

Saturday June 26th:

The San Francisco Dyke Planet / Green Planet Dyke March kicks off with a 3pm rally and a 7pm march at Dolores Park on Dolores & 17th street. Over 50,000+ people will be presenting “our diverse dyke culture with a radical political edge” and marching through the Mission and Castro.

Sunday June 27th:

The Pride Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at Market Street & Beale and ends at Market & 8th. Grand Marshals include The Backstreet Boys, Erasure’s Andy Bell, Lieut. Zoe Dunning and Pulitzer-Prize winning author Alice Walker.

You can check out the official schedule of SF Pride events at the San Francisco Pride website, where I hear that you lucky bitches will get to be proud along with the Backstreet Boys, super-hawt Hunter Valentine, Cleve Jones, Christine and most importantly the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits.




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17 Comments

  1. I was totes ready to go to NY this weekend.
    And then, i looked at my summer school syllabus and was like “FUUUCCCCKKK”
    So i check my bank account and went “DOUBLE FUUUCCCKK”

    So instead, i went the festival last weekend in Baltimore. It was ok, but there was not autostraddling.

    However, i did you guys proud by riding the mechanical bull.

    • we were about to write about Seattle actually and then something happened and then we had to leave and i never got to seattle and i am sorry but if you are there i know julie goldman is there sunday night and you should go

      • I saw her! I didn’t actually know she was going to be there until I heard her name announced. Mid conversation I jumped up and had a little freak out. I might have been a little bit starstruck. She’s really very very hot in person. Also, freaking hilarious!

  2. thank you for posting this and making me so effing jealous. you know what nebraska pride consists of? nothing but gay men and a small party on the river front. I want to meet lesbians in this city, I’m not sure they exist.

  3. Ah, this makes me melancholy, as I’m miles away living in a different country. No chance of attending any of those events… I’ll just go on and have some beer to celebrate at home then!

  4. I went to my first pride parade ever this week-end. I’m quite proud of myself, and I really had fun, even though I sort of felt like I was the only lesbian wearing a dress (even though it wasn’t pink or lacy…).

  5. Chicago Pride was fantastic, although I was kinda sad not too get to go to the GirlBlast Party (bc I have some lovable-but-lame friends). Got a nice tan, kissed some girls, drank a lot, and laughed a lot more.

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