This Thursday marks the beginning of a full month of celebrations for Kingston’s LGBTQ community. This is Kingston Pride‘s 23rd anniversary and the Pride Board of Directors has been working hard to create a month full of great ways to celebrate. Events vary from parties to art shows, live music, the annual boat cruise and the Kingston Pride Parade. Here is a guide outlining the many events. All are welcome to participate.
June 1st: Zombie Apocalypse Dance at Fort Henry. Gates open at 8:30pm, party from 9pm til 2am. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the Gate.
June 2nd: Miss Kingston Pride at Time to Laugh. All applications must be dropped off at HARS by 4:30 pm.
Hollywood Pride at The Screening Room ($6):
June 6th: The Times of Harvey Milk, 7pm
June 8th: Female Trouble, 9:30pm
June 10th: Johnny Guitar, 4pm
June 8th: 4th Annual Out On The Queen 1000 Islands Boat Cruise. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the port. Boat departs from the Holiday Inn dock. 8pm-12am, 16+.
June 4th-16th: Art show at Window Art Gallery. Gala on June 9th, finale on June 16th. This is a free exhibit.
June 15th: HARS Pride Bash at Revolutions Night Club. Doors at 10pm, $5 cover. 19+
June 16th: PFLAG Pride Breakfast at Sydenham Street United Church. 9am-10:30am, $5.
June 16th: Pride Parade 2012 in City Park. Participants gather at 11:30am, parade leaves at noon. All are welcome. Route: north on Barrie, down Princess to Ontario, Brock to Bagot and back to City Park.
June 16th: Pride Family Picnic at City Park. Following the parade, bring friends and family to the park for a picnic and celebration. Live music, information booths and refreshments.
June 16th: Pride Dance at The Grad Club. 9pm, $5 at the door.
June 17th: Pride Worship Service at Sydenham Street United Church. 10:30am-11:30am.
June 24th: Singing Songs of Courage at Kingston Unitarian Fellowship. Members of all faith traditions in the Kingston area will gather to unite and celebrate spiritual stories. This is a very special way to mark the end of Kingston Pride: with fellowship, with unity and with love for all people. 10:30am.
Thanks to Christopher Gary for today’s photo.