Pride 2008

Pride Gala Launches a New Era for Dallas Pride

By | Wednesday Sep 17, 2008
This weekend’s diverse family of Pride festivities is welcoming a new kid on the block, who’s sure to find friends quickly and stay around for years to come.

Ascension 2008 Beach Party: 4,000+ Under One Sun

By | Friday Aug 22, 2008
On August 17, the Fire Island National Seashore became the landscape for NGLTF’s annual Ascension Weekend. With 12 exciting events over a 3-day weekend, there simply is nothing like the main event -- where more than 4,000 came together under the sun to dance, rise up, and help raise funds for worthy charitable causes. EDGE was there to catch all the action.

SNAPI Holds Town Hall Meeting to Plan for Vegas Pride 2009

By | Friday Aug 1, 2008
Two months after breaking attendance records with the 25th annual Las Vegas Pride Celebration, SNAPI held a community meeting to start making plans for a bigger, better and more diversified Pride in 2009.

Bill Hardt Presents San Diego Pride Parties 2008

By | Wednesday Jul 23, 2008
On July 18-21, Bill Hardt presented another legendary and hugely-successful San Diego Pride Weekend. From the Pride Ball and Harbor Cruise to the Zoo Party and Fete’ Accompli, thousands came out in full force to celebrate Pride 2008.

Is Your Dog Camper Than You?

By | Wednesday Jul 23, 2008
Some people say that owners can often look like their dogs. But why leave it to chance... This year, the organizers of Manchester Pride are giving you the chance to make your pooch as camp as you are. All you need to do is send a picture of your furry friend and explain in no more than 20 words why your dog should be crowned Pride Pooch 2008...

Atlanta Pride Sizzles over July 4th Weekend

By | Wednesday Jul 9, 2008
There’s no better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with some good ’ol Southern hospitality. And down in Atlanta, the fireworks were going off at one of the world’s largest Pride celebrations. EDGE was there to catch all the action.

No-show mayor fuels Rhode Island Pride controversy

By | Tuesday Jul 8, 2008
Providence Mayor David Cicilline, the first openly gay mayor of a U.S. state capital, was conspicuously absent from this year’s gay pride festivities. EDGE investigates.

North County Pride rescheduled

By | Saturday Jul 5, 2008
Despite some early internal friction, San Diego North County Pride is back. This years’ North County Coming Out Day and Pride @ the Beach will be held Oct. 11 at Oceanside Pier.

Alegria Pride 2008 :: Photo Album

By | Wednesday Jul 2, 2008
With massive air-conditioning ductwork snaking up the facade of Webster Hall from the street below, anyone on the outside could see that the scene inside the sold-out Alegria Pride 2008 would be Stygian-and it was: steamy hot, dark, and hard. With three deejays working three separate rooms and boyz from around the globe overflowing the labyrinthine dance floors, staircases, and hallways, Alegria Pride 2008 was a gargantuan affair-and a testament to producer Ric Sena’s bold vision in the face of Manhattan’s nightlife paroxysms. One thing’s for certain: Alegria’s got a new home.

One million people turn out for New York Pride

By | Wednesday Jul 2, 2008
Governor David Paterson joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg, openly lesbian City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other politicos, activists and celebrities on the four mile trek from Midtown to the West Village.

SLOTH: Get Your Buff Butt Back With Bootcamp

By | Tuesday Jul 1, 2008
When it comes to maintaining a regular workout regiment, especially amid the indulgences of Pride month, SLOTH is the greatest opponent of all.

Stockholm, Sweden :: Take a Liking to a Viking

By | Sunday Jun 29, 2008
With major Pride events coming up in both Copenhagen and Stockholm, EDGE Travel Editor Jason Salzenstein headed over to these famous Scandinavian hot spots to see what was going on. What he found was two fabulous cities with fantastic histories, great culture, incredible design, and friendly, welcoming people. Of course the promise of hot Vikings didn’t hurt either...

W Hotels celebrate Pride in NY this weekend... and around the country all year long!

By | Saturday Jun 28, 2008
When it comes to celebrating diversity- especially Pride- W Hotels can’t be beat- and they’re proving it this weekend in NY, and around the country all year long.

The EDGE Guide to New York Pride Parties

By | Friday Jun 27, 2008
From the parties to the after-parties, EDGE brings you the ultimate guide to doing New York Pride. We break it all down for you, so you can celebrate one of the world’s best pride celebration right!

NY’s Empire State Building Will Shine Lavender & White to Celebrate LGBT Pride

By | Friday Jun 27, 2008
The Empire State Building will honor Pride Week this Sunday by shining its world famous tower lights in lavender and white to celebrate the 39th Annual NYC LGBT Pride Day March...

Taking Pride in stride

By | Thursday Jun 26, 2008
Edge takes a look at how to get the most out of San Francisco Pride this weekend.

Sylvia Tosun: Global Patriot, Rising Diva-Star, and Gay Science Experiment

By | Tuesday Jun 24, 2008
EDGE goes 1-on-1 with the dance music diva as she looks forward to headlining the New York Pride Pier Dance on June 29. One of the brightest up-and-coming stars in the pop music firmament, Sylvia Tosun is an independent singer-songwriter who is earning heaps of praise for her ambitious music and historic performances.

Providence Pride :: 2008 Weekend in Review

By | Sunday Jun 22, 2008
This year’s Rhode Island Pride celebration drew a huge crowd for a day of unity and entertainment. Thousands of spectators gathered on the sidewalks of downtown Providence, many spilling out into the streets to cheer on the various floats and marching groups as the 32nd annual event wrapped.

Relive the Party Weekend of the Year: The Hottest Pics of OMW 2008

By | Sunday Jun 22, 2008
One Mighty Weekend 2008 delivered four days and nights of legendary dance events, wet-and-wild pool parties, world-class entertainment, at the home of Walt Disney Studios in Orlando, Florida. Here are the hottest pics of the weekend to relive the must-do party weekend of the year: Johnny Chisholm’s OMW.

GLUTTONY: Providence Pride’s Diva Buffet

By | Friday Jun 20, 2008
So for Providence Pride, you have our permission to indulge in gluttony. On Saturday, June 21 you’ll find not one, but two fabulous favorites performing back to back at the Mirabar Block Party (35 Richmond Street; mirabar.com), which features a T-Dance from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the party set to continue through 2 a.m.

City Council hosts annual Pride celebration

By | Thursday Jun 19, 2008
Held each June inside the City Council chambers, openly lesbian Speaker Christine Quinn and her colleagues honored Malcolm Getz and restauranteur Florent Morellet on Wednesday, June 18.

Gay comics take Pride by storm

By | Thursday Jun 19, 2008
Detailing a variety of experiences, gay and lesbian comics dish with EDGE about their careers-and their own sense of pride-as Gotham prepares to mark this annual rite of passage

LUST: Jason Walker Heats Up Rhode Island PrideFest

By | Thursday Jun 19, 2008
Our bet is that out musician Jason Walker will continue to be the object of many affections when he takes the stage for his two Providence Pride shows this Saturday, June 21: first on the PrideFest main stage at Burnside Park (Noon-8:30 p.m.) with ’80s pop diva Tiffany, followed by a performance at the Club Energy Block Party (71 Union St). EDGE chats with the "Flexible" vocalist.

Boston Pride :: High Tide Pride 7 Boat Cruise

By | Tuesday Jun 17, 2008
The weather may not have been perfect for the 6th annual High Tide Pride this past Sunday, but it dampen the spirits of those who attended this boat cruise, a benefit for the Boston Living Center. With DJ Warren Gluck providing the music, it was a great afternoon of dancing or just sightseeing as the boat cruised the harbor. EDGE was there -- here are the photos.

Boston Pride :: Epic Saturdays :: June 14, 2008

By | Tuesday Jun 17, 2008
With DJ superstar Junior Vasquez in the house, Epic’s Pride event was the party in town this past Saturday. The club was packed and the energy level through the roof. See who was there!

Vegas Pride Turns 25 and Sets New Attendance Record

By | Thursday Jun 12, 2008
"Your PRIDE is showing!" was the theme of Las Vegas’ 25th Anniversary Pride Festival, which raised more than $125,000. This year’s record attendance was marred only by the two-year rift between SNAPI and Krave Nightclub, one of its former main sponsors.

One Mighty Weekend :: Gay Days Reunion Pool Parties

By | Thursday Jun 12, 2008
At the Reunion Pool Parties at the Buena Vista Palace (ground zero of Johnny Chisholm’s One Mighty Weekend), the boys wore as little as possible-and sometimes less. The pools were packed with boyz bobbing like fruit in a punch bowl. Everyone was hot, sweaty, and smiling- Click here and see for yourself.

New England Hit List :: June 13

By | Thursday Jun 12, 2008
In case you haven’t heard, it’s Boston Pride Week and that means a packed schedule of parties and events to promote GLBT awareness. This weekend, we’re out and about waving our rainbow flag at the Pride Parade, grooving to Junior Vasquez at Roxy and 6 other "musts" this week. Want to know what’s hot? Here’s the hit list:

South Florida Hit List June 13th

By | Thursday Jun 12, 2008
PrideFest wraps up in Key West as South Florida is host to great plays, performances and parties. Check out this week’s hit list:

WRATH: Junior Vasquez at Boston Pride

By | Thursday Jun 12, 2008
Junior Vasquez, the legendary DJ/Producer who had one of the most highly publicized client fall-outs in the dance industry’s history, will get nothing but love from fans this Saturday, June 14 @ The Roxy. Kicking off our "7 Deadly Sins" series, EDGE chats with the infamous DJ.

’Code of Conduct’ author headlines Boston Pride book series

By | Wednesday Jun 11, 2008
It’s taken years and a series of public scandals for former Marine turned celebrated author, Rich Merritt, to exorcise the many demons from his "Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star" past. Merritt, in town for Boston Pride’s book signing series, chats with EDGE.

Glorious, Glamorous Manchester :: Definitely NOT London’s country cousin

By | Tuesday Jun 10, 2008
EDGE Travel Editor Jason Salzenstein went to Manchester, UK last year. Asked to describe it in one word, he response was "fan-friggin-tabulous!" Apparently a lot of other people agree, especially when it comes to Manchester’s annual PRIDE celebration; Manchester PRIDE has been voted the best PRIDE festival or event in the U.K. This year marks their "coming of age," with the celebration of 18 years of festivities. Here’s the scoop on Manchester, and some of the reasons why Jason fell so quickly in love...

Gay author confesses in satirical Catholic memoir

By | Sunday Jun 8, 2008
Boston-based author Scott D. Pomfret insists he’s overcome any lingering issues with Catholic guilt while crafting the satirical gem "Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir." Well, sort of.

Our Kinda Town, Chicago Is..

By | Thursday Jun 5, 2008
Chicago is our kinda town. And if you don’t know it yet, all you have to do is drop in this summer. Pride is busting out all over. Pride is something people take seriously here. Very seriously - even while laughing a lot.