2014 Tulsa Pride celebration "Stonewall 45: Reflections of Pride"
2014 Tulsa Pride Celebration Stonewall 45: Reflections of Pride
The moment we’ve all be waiting for has arrived—Tulsa Pride 2014! This year, we look back to the beginning of our movement with the theme “Reflections of Pride: Stonewall 45”. Join us for a fantastic celebration of our community, past, present and future.
Tulsa Pride focused on integrating our theme into our selection of Grand Marshal, and improved History Project displays at Tulsa Pride including video displays at the celebration.
Artist Eric Himan will host an electrifying “EH3” (Eric Himan, Matt Hayes and Brandon Holder) event at Club Majestic on June 6. The event begins at 10:30pm. Himan is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Tulsa who has just released his latest CD, Gracefully (see pg. 48 for review by Tulsan, G.J. Patterson).
The Tulsa Pride Celebration and Parade 2014 will be held on June 7 at Fourth and Kenosha in downtown Tulsa’s East Village. Your Pride team has assembled a fantastic lineup of musical acts for the Pride Celebration, including My So Called Band; The Please, Please Me; Steff Mahan; and Campbell Reid Andrews.
The Tulsa Pride Parade will step off at 5:00 p.m. and will take a new route through downtown.Beginning on South Boston near Boston Avenue Methodist Church, the parade will head north into Tulsa’s iconic Deco District before it continues east on Fourth Street and heads straight into the heart of the Tulsa Pride Celebration 2014 at the Dennis R Neill Equality Center. Our Parade’s Grand Marshal is long-time Tulsa LGBT activist, fundraiser, and Stonewall witness “Clogger” Bill Francisco.
New this year is the Inaugural Rainbow Run benefitting Tulsa Pride and Oklahomans for Equality. On June 8, at 10am, we will have our timed 5k and 1/2 mile “fun run.” The runs will begin and end in beautiful Centennial Park at Sixth and Kenosha in Tulsa’s Pearl District. Participants will be cheered and welcomed by the Pride Picnic in the Park. For more information or to sign up for the 2014 Rainbow Run, visit www.rainbowruntulsa.com.
The Tulsa Pride Celebration concludes June 8, from 12-5pm with the Picnic in the Park presented by the Tulsa Shock in Centennial Park. A small stage with entertainers Jeremiah Clark and Chasing Nadean will create a relaxed, old school picnic atmosphere. Bring your ice chest, your blanket, your kids, your dogs, your friends and family. Don’t forget about the Proud Pup Dog Parade for the chance for your dog to win some doggy goodies!
Pick up a Tulsa Pride Guide at your favorite Tulsa LGBT venue, view it online at www.issuu.com/TulsaPride, download our free Tulsa Pride App for your smartphone, visit our website www.TulsaPride.orgor our Facebook page for all of the latest updates and expanded details on our wonderful Weekend of Pride. See you in Tulsa!
by Patrick French, Tulsa Pride Director
The Gayly – June 2, 2014 @ 7:30pm