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PRIDE WEEK September 7-14
Burlington, Vermont

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7    – 

2 pm Annual High Heel Race on Church Street, Church St.


This exciting race will provide a colorful and competitive start to the festivi- ties. The event is open to all who are brave enough to don high heels. Dress- ing in drag is highly encouraged, but not required.

Extra shoes will be avail- able to accommodate spectators wanting to sign up on site.

Register by email

highheelrace@pridevermont.com.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

5:30-6:30 pm Interfaith Prayer Service, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 North Prospect St.
Designed by Deacon Stan Baker, rabbis, ministers and priests and from the greater Burlington area’s several welcoming and affirming congregations all take part in this service. Join us for a PRIDE Vermont tradition, sharing our spiritual traditions together, with fellow LGBTQIA family and friends, both locals and visitors. All are welcome.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

7 pm Gender PRIDE Event, Contois Auditorium, City Hall
Model and transgender activist Geena Rocero will make a special guest appearance to discuss her work on gaining transgender rights throughout the globe. She has become one of the country’s leading voices for the transgender community.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

All Day OUT On Church Street, Church Street Marketplace
Special wristbands will be available for $10 each, and will provide discounts at participating shops, restaurants and department stores on the popular Church Street Marketplace. For a list of places to purchase wristbands, visit
PRIDEVermont.com.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

4-4:30 pm Brick-Laying Ceremony in Memory of Wayne Beam, Upper Church St.

4-6 pm Generations of PRIDE History Exhibition and Reception,
Fletcher Free Library, 235 College St.
This exhibit traces the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community PRIDE celebrations in Vermont from 1983 to the present. Through 9/27/14.

5 -7:15 pm Stride To Pride 5K Walk/Run, Battery Park

7 pm Burly Bear’s Pre-PRIDE Party, Red Square, 136 Church St.

7 pm Wild and Precious, The Black Box Theatre, Main Street Landing
Vermont raised, Steven Cadwell performs his one man show Wild and Pre- cious, a theatrical memoir that chronicles one man’s journey through sexual awakening, mental breakdown, and acceptance. Tickets $10 available at the Flynn Box Office.

9 pm-1 am Pop-Up! Queer PRIDE Party, Arts Riot
18 and up. $5 cover.
popupqueerdanceparty.com

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

8 pm “Risque” PRIDE Ball,   Higher Ground Ballroom
This 18+ multimedia event features two of Vermont’s best DJ’s, Manny Ward and Man Machine, playing the hottest club music.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

12-5 pm Northern Decadence Vermont Food & Travel Expo, Battery Park
Produced by the Vermont Gay Tourism Association (VGTA),NDVT showcases LGBT-friendly businesses from across Vermont, includes food and drink samples and a silent auction. $5 for adults; children 12 and under free. Some alcoholic samples may have additional fees. For more information, visit
northerndecadence.com.

12:45 pm PRIDE Parade, Church St.
The PRIDE Vermont Parade will start at at the bottom of Church Street and wind all the way to the Festival site at Battery Park.

1-5 pm PRIDE Festival, Battery Park
The festival will include music and entertainment in the Battery Park band- shell, vendors, family, youth activities, games, and community resources. Other highlights of the family-friendly PRIDE Vermont festival include:
Gender Fun Lawn Games and Scavenger Hunt. Play lawn “gaymes,” make craft projects, and get information on gender diversity, rights, and resources.
Live Entertainment hosted by drag artist Major Face featuring local and regional performers.
Dancing on the Lawn with music by DJ John Martin of Superior Sounds.

 

5 pm Screening of THE PARADE (PARADA),
North End Studios – Studio A, 294 N. Winooski Ave.
Turning transgression into a comedic principle, this turbulent farce that toys with cliches and stereotypes turned out to be an unexpected hit in Serbia and other ex-Yugoslavian countries. FREE.
http://vtiff.org/events/4380/

5 pm Burly Bear’s Tea Dance at Red Square, 136 Church St.

 

 

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