Everything You Need to Know About Hampton Roads PrideFest 2014
Hampton Roads Pride is a big deal – with the proximity to largest naval base in the US, not to mention the proximity to the bastion of anti-gay sentiment at Pat Robertson’s Regeant University, showing up for HR Pride can make a huge statement.
But beyond the moral and social reasons to show up, going to Hampton Roads PrideFest gives Tidewater’s LGBTQ community the chance to get out and be seen.
It happens 8/23 at Town Point Park - 120 W Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510 – with a day full of events, including an appearance by R&B legend Deborah Cox!
Here’s details of the days entertainment and speakers – be sure to head on out to PrideFest and show your support.
details via HR PrideFest:
- Deborah Cox – Multi-Platinum Recording Artist
- Aiden Leslie – singer-songwriter and club music sensation
- Ian Harvie – world’s first FTM (female to male) transgender comedian
Other Main Stage Performances include
- Viki Dee – national music artist from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
- Martin Swinger – national music artist
- Skye Zentz – local music artist
- Jennifer Warner – Emcee & national/local drag performance
- Mercedes Douglas – Emcee & Drag performance
- Diana Ross – Emcee & Drag performance
- Todd Rosenlieb Dance Company
- The Hampton Roads Men’s Chorus
- …and more!
Other Featured Main Stage Presentions by
- Mayors from Hampton Roads Seven Cities
- Tim Bostic & Tony London – Plaintiffs in the Virginia Marriage Equality Case
- Carol Schall & Mary Townley – Plaintiffs in the Virginia Marriage Equality Case
- Claus Ihlemann & Robert Roman – Presenting Sponsors for PrideFest 2014
- James Parrish – Executive Director of Equality Virginia
- …and more!
New this year!
- Family Fun Park
- X-Games Arena
- Cirque du Pride
- Club Stage – Center stage overlooking the Elizabeth River for local clubs to present DJs and performers
- The Virginia LOVE letters sign on display
- LGBT History Trail & Tour
- Virginia Equality & Freedom To Love
- …and more!
- PrideFest Boat Parade emceed by WHRV’s HearSay radio host Cathy Lewis & Todd Rosenlieb of TR Dance
- PrideFest Main Event Stage
- Intent To Commit Ceremony
- Hampton Roads LGBT History Experience Exhibit
- PrideFest Spirits & Brews Bar
- Local food trucks & vendors
- …and more!
There’s also a week of events ahead PrideFest – you can get additional details on these events here.
August 19 Movie Night
August 20 Pride @ Pagoda
August 21 - Washington State Wine Tasting
August 21 HRBOR Third Thursday – PrideWeek Edition
August 22 – August 23 Third Annual Pride Block Party
August 23 PrideFest
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