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Come join Fresno’s GLBT+ Community, as well as visitors from ALL OVER the Central Valley, as they celebrate the 19th annual Fresno Rainbow Pride for 2009. This is perhaps the single biggest one-day gay event in the Valley, and perhaps the most tedious and difficult in its organization and preparation. This memorable event will take place on Saturday June 6th 2009 in the Tower District from 10am-3pm.
This event, founded in 1991, has grown in participants and popularity, sometimes producing over 3,000 in attendance, enticing community members all over the Central Valley into its tradition. With the recent passage of Proposition 8, now is the best time to come out and show your community that “Love is Greater than Hate”! Please join Fresno and its partnering GLBT+ Communities for this event; your attendance is your support.
Put on by a committee of Fresno’s Community Link, Fresno Rainbow Pride, with a current, very pertinent theme of “Love is Greater than Hate”, Fresno’s Pride Parade and Festival serves as a cultural earmark of a very diverse and unique community. With various dynamic performers, in and out of drag, food, informational and merchandise booths, music, and inspirational speakers, this event is a must-attend, as it will educate and, indeed, entertain.
For those who are members of an organization in the community, and would like to support Fresno Rainbow Pride and its festival, as well as promote your cause, your participation in this event will be sincerely appreciated. You can be a part of the Pride experience of 2009, and help make this year’s Pride another smashing success! To find out more about how you and your organization can have a booth at Pride 2009, please call (559) 486-3464 or visit our website: http://www.fresnorainbowpride.com
The deadline for the festival booths and program ads is this weekend (May 16th), but you can pay online via PayPal and still get in! As far as walking / riding in our Pride Parade, you can just show up on the day of event with cash in hand, and we’ll take you in! Advance notice preferred, though, so we know whom to announce at the "grand stand"!
Please give us a call with any questions at (559) 486-3464.
Entertainment at Fresno Rainbow Pride 2009:
-Alifah Ali ( www.myspace.com/alifah7 )
-Andrea Paquin ( www.myspace.com/andreapaquin )
-Ejector ( www.myspace.com/ejectorus )
-Fans of Jimmy Century ( www.myspace.com/fansofjimmycentury )
-Fresno Gay Men’s Chorus ( www.fresnogaymenschorus.org )
-Julie F* Potter ( www.myspace.com/jfplive )
-drag perfomers, dance troupes and more!
-"Dining Out for Pride" – every day except Sunday until June 5th @ Tacos Marquitos, see our website for coupon!
-"Drag On / Drag Off!" May 30th at the North Tower Circle, doors 7pm, show 8pm. $5 cover. Raffle with prizes and 5150 raffle! Come see local performers compete against one another on stage at the same time – see who will get to Drag On, and who will get Dragged Off the stage!