Brian Jacobson
Festival Season

A Day of Pride

ThirdCoast Digest took in the sights of the 25th annual celebration of LGBT culture and came away with photos and more to share.

By - Jun 13th, 2012 11:48 am

On one stage, the City of Festivals Men’s Chorus from Milwaukee joined forces with the Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus out of Madison in forming a supergroup of voices. On a second floor terrace view known as the Wom!nz Spot Lounge and Cafe, the Dots were twanging it up with a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.” At the other end, the Pumpworks Dance Arena was packed to watch Lady Gia and her guests perform in some gorgeous high-drag outfits.

Even with Saturday’s scorching heat, there was a good crowd at PrideFest. Every LGBT-related vendor and support system had a tent with willing participants, the Brew City Sisters were chatting and preparing for their next show, and when the ABBA Salute band took the main stage at 2:30, there wasn’t a beer slinger or bench-hopper that wasn’t singing along to the spot-on sounds of “Waterloo” and “Take a Chance on Me.”

From the moving LGBT history wall to the wall of rainbow flags, TCD criss-crossed PrideFest 2012 and we have much to share. TCD’s Social Media Team was tweeting live from PrideFest on Saturday. Below you’ll find a flickr slideshow with 35 new photos from the festival, and a Storify-ed recap of the TCD Social Media Team’s adventures at PrideFest. Be on the lookout for a video from PrideFest in the coming days as well. To learn more about the history of the festival, see our in-depth interview with the board.

To view the entire set, visit TCD’s Flickr wall here.

[<a href=”” target=”_blank”>View the story “A Day of Pride!” on Storify</a>]To visit TCD’s Storify page, click here.

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