Alaska PrideFest 2010 Schedule

"Alaska PrideFest 2010: A Pride Odyssey" runs from Saturday June 19 through Sunday June 27, with the Diversity Parade and Pride on the Park Strip Festival on Saturday June 26 starting at 11 am.
"The goal of PrideFest is to provide the community with a means to celebrate the diversity within Alaska, and to give expression to the pride we feel as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. We hope this public celebration and affirmation of our heritage and history will serve as inspiration for those who are questioning their own sexual or gender identity."
Here is the schedule posted on, with something for everyone:

Saturday June 19
10am-6pm - Identity will have a booth at the Anchorage Market, at 3rd & E Street, selling the 2010 AK PrideFest T-shirts and rainbow merchandise.

11am - 11th Annual Gay Memorial Service, Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery (6th and Fairbanks St, enter off Fairbanks St or 9th Avenue, NE corner)

9pm - Mr. Miss and Ms. Gay Alaska ICOAA Pageant at Mad Myrna's. Hosted by Ms. Gay Alaska Sarah Alvarez and Emperor Kevin Holtz. Come see who will be Mr/Ms/Miss Gay Alaska 2010-2011! Includes swimsuit competition, talent, evening wear and on-stage question.

Sunday June 20
10am-6pm - Identity booth at the Anchorage Market.

11am - Non-denominational Blessing of Pride service. Gay and Lesbian Community Center, 336 E. 5th Ave.

4:30pm - Pride Week Kick-Off BBQ at the Raven. Free.

Monday June 21
5:30pm - GLBT "mini film fest" at Bear Tooth. Feature Documentary: City of Borders $3

7:30pm - GLBT "mini film fest" at Bear Tooth. Feature Film: The Big Gay Musical $3

Wednesday June 23
8pm - 10pm - Lube Wrestling at The Raven. FREE Admission. Wrestlers will be auctioned off to be lubed up and rubbed down by the highest bidder before they compete! Proceeds to go to the Alaska PrideFest & The Last Frontier Men's Club.

Thursday June 24
6pm - 9pm - Drag Queen Bingo at Snow City Cafe. Admission is $15 for 3 games, or come in drag and it's $10 for 3 games. This is an all ages event. Hosted by Anchorage Mpowerment Project (AMP)

10pm - Anchorage's Hottest Strippers at The Kodiak. Join Jade and her beautiful men for an evening of fun. $5 cover at the door.

11pm - GLBT "mini film fest" Bear Tooth. Feature Film: Priscilla: Queen of the Desert $3

Friday June 25
9pm - Friday Night Diva Variety Show at Mad Myrna's. Cover is $4

10pm - Shawn M and the Lipgloss Revue at The Kodiak. Returning from Las Vegas for a 2 night engagement, welcome back your favorites to the stage (Madonna, Kylie Minogue and More). $5 cover at the door.
Saturday June 26
11am - Celebrating Diversity Parade, with Anchorage Assembly member Elvi Gray-Jackson as the Grand Marshal, will begin at 6th and D and proceed to the Memorial Block of Delaney Park Strip. The 2010 parade route is posted HERE.

Noon - 6pm - Pride on the Park Strip! A festival for all ages with free admission. Bring cash for food, vendors and fun new activities. The Kiddie Carnival is back for the youngest among us. Teens can meet up at the Chill Out Tent. Let out your inner child at the Bungee Run, Bucking Salmon, Sumo Wrestling and more. Plus, you can bike to the park strip where BCA will provide free and secure bike parking beginning at 11am. The festival will be on the Park Strip (between 9th and 10th) near K street.
9pm - GMK and Company at Mad Myrna's. $10 at the door. All proceeds to benefit Alaska PrideFest (Identity, Inc).

10pm - Shawn M and the Lipgloss Revue at The Kodiak. From Las Vegas, the last of a 2 night engagement, with Madonna, Kylie Minogue and more. $5 cover at the door.

Sunday June 27
2pm - 3:30pm - Inaugural Pride Ecumenical Service "The Journey" held at 2222 East Tudor Road.

4pm - Pride Week BBQ at Mad Myrna's. Bring your own meat! Myrna's will supply salads, antipasta tray, condiments, cheese, buns, chips and Baked Beans ala La Choy plus plates, napkins, cutlery and the grill.

7pm - An After Pride Meet n' Greet BBQ at The Kodiak. Free food for everyone. Join Doug and Calvin in a feast made for our Rainbow Family. No cover charge.

1 comment:

Luca Beloved said...

This sounds just marvalious! I'm so excited! Oh but I do wish it was back on my birthday. That would be sutch a hoot and a half. Thank you everyone that put time and effort into making this amazing show of pride and love to everyone in ancorage!

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