She Pride 2013 Is about Coming Together, Making New Friends, and Loving Eachother
On August 2nd, Six Color Entertainment along with the web series Between Women, will be hosting the 3rd annual She Pride, a chance for LGBT folks to get together and celebrate who they are. Doors open at 10 p.m. and the event will last until 4 a.m. on August 5th. Tickets ranging from $10 to $35 can be purchased online or at the door. She Pride will take place at 207 W Broad St, here in Richmond.
Kasey Woods is at the forefront of this event. Woods is the CEO of Six Color Entertainment, as well as a nightclub owner. She has been an active member of the lesbian entertainment community for three years. “In 2010 I started drag king performing at Babes and Colors and different clubs around the Virginia area, and I just decided that I wanted to do something bigger for the lesbian community,” said Woods. This is when she decided to create She Pride.
“It started out as pride in the park. I just did it at Byrd Park and it had a big turn out. People came from out-of-state and everything just to come be in Byrd Park.” This will be the first year that the event is held in Woods’ own club.
“It’s an event for lesbians, but it’s also an event for everyone,” said Woods. She Pride will focus on the lesbian community and culture, but is an all-inclusive event. “I just want everybody to come together as one and just know that we can do it. We can come together as one, be a family, no discrimination, and we can love each other and meet new friends, it’s out there. We can do it,” she said. This year, She Pride is “going to get bigger, and it’s going to get better.”
Woods hopes to get Richmond on the map with this event and draw people to the city. She has already had people travel great distances just to attend She Pride. “I have people come from California, I have people coming from Texas, Maryland, I even saw Missouri and Nebraska. Last year I had people come in from London, so it was crazy,” said Woods.
She Pride will feature a lengthy list of musicians, some from Virginia, others from out-of-state. “We are going to pack 25 acts into one night. The reason why I did the She Pride was because I want people to be seen,” said Woods. Her goal is to allow lesser-known artists to get on stage and perform, as well as get their names out to the general public. Featured artists include Temper Pretty P, Roahmin Murphy, and Britt Dias, and many more. For a full list, visit the event page.
Come out to She Pride this weekend and enjoy great music and the company of fellow lesbians. “You can have pride in being who you are. I just want people to be happy for who they are. Come out and just be gay and proud. Just be who you are,” Woods said.
“When they gave us the certificate, I cried. Our friends cried.”November 5, 2015
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