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Ravenstahl was the first Pittsburgh Mayor to ever grace our stage, and Governor Ed Rendell was on hand for the second year to kick off the Pride Awareness March, led by grand marshal and local businessman Herb Beatty. The Shepherd Wellness Center carried the Rainbow Flag in the march which started downtown and ended in Riverfront Park, where 65 vendors welcomed the crowd. Headlining the entertainment was Poppy Champlin, an LAbased comedian. Other acts included Eric Himan, Cindy Shaffer, Sasha, Jezebel, The

Rennaissance City Choirs, Sarah Claire Morton, Tracy Drach, and Dreams of Hope. Community pre-events included Kick-Start your Pride-Women’s Dance and the first ever Pride in the Street with Emmy award winner Bruce Vilanch, singing sensation Tiffany, DJ Juklian Marsh, and DJ DeMarko. Pride Week was held June 16-22, 2008 with the theme “Live, Love, Liberty.” The week kicked off with a Bowling Extravaganza at Forward Lanes in Squirrel Hill and included workshops and lectures throughout the week on topics

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such as LGBT Foster Care & Adoption and performances of “Take Me Out,” a play set in the locker room of a professional baseball team, which explored themes of homophobia, racism, class, and masculinity in sport. Thursday night included SPLASH!, a pool party at the home of Steve Hereforth and Peter Karlovich on Mt. Washington. Hundreds participated in Friday night’s Bar Crawl. Pride in the Street on Saturday was hosted by Frank DeCarpo and featured American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke,

Fredrick Ford, Global Groove Tour, and DJ Escape. Sunday’s Pride March and Pride Fest featured Frank DeCaro, Reina, The Cliks, comedian Eddie Sarfaty, Jacob Retain, and Mary Lou Wallner. The Beer Garden made its debut, along with the Queer Café. Pride Week 2009 was held June 8-14 with the theme “Your Rights, Our Rights, Human Rights.” Throughout the week were numerous events including “GLTBQ Civil rights: How you can change government for

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Pittsburgh PrideMag 2010  

The source for information about LGBT 2010 Pride in Pittsburgh, PA.

Pittsburgh PrideMag 2010  

The source for information about LGBT 2010 Pride in Pittsburgh, PA.