Bangor Pride Festival Preview
Greg Music spokeperson for the Bangor Pride Week Festival talks about the event.Bangor PRIDE Week 2013 – Keeping Up the MomentumTo follow the latest updates access us on Bangor Pride Festival on Facebook & TwitterWednesday, 26th June Bangor Pride Festival Film Night4:30 PM- UMA Bangor Campus, Eastport Hall 135 (15+, rated R) – “But I’m A Cheerleader!” (1999) starring Natasha Lyonne, Michelle Williams, RuPaul- facilitated by Dr. Sarah Hentges PhD, lecturer on feminist studies. Free.6:00 PM gather, 6:30 film start – Nocturne Draft Haus. Downtown Bangor. (21+) – “Gen Silent” (2010). Discussion following with Dr. Doug Kimmel, PhD, founding member of the New York based SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), is the author of several books on aging and LGBT life, as well as a regular contributor to professional journals on both aging and LGBT seniors. He is co-chair of SAGE Maine, a new organization focused on LGBT elders in Maine: www.sagemaine.org Sponsorship by Equality Maine, Nocturnem & equipped by River City Cinema. Suggested $5 voluntary donation.Thursday, 27th June. LGBTA Art Walk & Spoken Word Event. 6 – 9 PM. 6 locations in downtown Bangor: COESPACE, The Rock & Art Shop, The Charles Inn, 170 Vision, Pigeon’s Studio @ Kahbang Arts, & Zanji Studio, with more to come! Free.Friday, 28th June. PRIDE Dance sponsored by Equality Maine . Jeff’s Catering. 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer, 7:30 – 8:30 Hors D’oeuvres. 8:30 Dance. $10 entrance fee to %100 support the work of Equality Maine & the Bridge Alliance, sponsors of the Bangor Pride Festival 2013.Saturday, 29th June. 11:00 – Queen City Pride Parade. Downtown Bangor.12:00- 4:00. Bangor Pride Festival on West Market Square.- Opening by Bangor Mayor Nelson Durgin & the Bangor City Council- 12:15 – When Particles Collide1:00 – Equality Maine1:15 – Rotating Taps2:00 – Maine Transnet2:15 – The Rest, The South and the West3:00 – MaKayla Reed – The Trevor Project3:15 – One Shot Nothing4:00 – The Bridge Alliance4:00 – 6:00 – Youth Mixer (14 – 20). The Old Brick Church, 126 Union St., Bangor. Live Music by Random Zero. Speaker – MaKayla Reed. Initiator of the Maine Anti-bullying bill, former intern for GLSEN in Washington DC, & present national youth council member of the Trevor Project on her journey & making a difference in your world. Makayla is from Belfast and will be a sophomore at the College of the Atlantic this fall.7:00 PM – Qu’orship (Queer Worship) at Hampden Congregational United Church of Christ. 101 Main Road North, Hampden. An ecumenical, intrafaith spiritual experience with a queer slant. 8:00 PM into the morning hours – After Pride Dance. Tantrum Nightclub. 193 Broad Street.Sunday, June 30th. PRIDE Spirituality. Open spiritual experiences for the LGBTQIA community where everyone will be welcomed, honored, accepted & safe, celebrating who we are…10:00 am – Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor. 120 Park Street. Bangor.10:00 am- Hammond Street Congregationalist Church, United Church of Christ. 28 High Street. Bangor.10:00 am – Hampden Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. 101 Main Rd North, Hampden.9:30 am – Church of the Universal Fellowship. 82 Main Street, Orono.10:00 am – Union Congregational Church of Hancock, UCC, 1368 US Route 1, Hancock.10:00 am – Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St, Belfast.10:30 to 11:45 – Organic Dance, Bangor YMCAOrganic Dance is a fitness program designed to connect the mind and body. This innovative fitness dance draws from a variety of popular styles of dance and fitness, adapting forms, methods, and patterns into a workout that encourages participants to move as it feels good to them. Organic denotes the ways in which the parts of something fit together to create a harmonious whole. Organic suggests something that is of the body or of the earth. Organic is characterized by continuous or natural development. Organic Dance is all of these things…and more. Bare feet are recommended but not required. Organic Dance: Move and Be Moved.This Sunday will feature a special theme and playlist–Momentum–and will feature LGBTQA musical artists.