Saturday, July 11, 2009

CincyPride 2010 + Apologies

Been busy these last two days with nothing of value. HA! But, before I headed off to work for the night, it was made official today that the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Cincinnati will no longer be organizing Cincinnati Pride (as announced here) and has passed the torch onto the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber recently had huge success organizing EQUINOX to rave reviews. I wonder what it will be like for them, organizing two huge events within a month of each other?

From the Rainbow Cincinnati post:
This afternoon, Bill Abney, President of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Cincinnati announced that the organization will not organize Pride 2010.

The announcement came at the Pride Appreciation volunteer party hosted by the Community Center and the Bar Monet of Willard Street in Covington, KY.

Concurrent with this news, Nigel Cotterill, President of the Greater Cincinnati Gay Chamber of Commerce says his organization will organize the event for Cincinnati in 2010. Their Vice President, George Crawford will have charge of the event. George was chair of the successful Equinox celebration held just last weekend.

Nigel Cotterill will be forwarding a "release" of additional details in the next few days.

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Cincinnati had been the organizer for the past five years.
Also: don't forget the Cincinnati Drag Races tomorrow on Main Street, or next week's COOL SUMMER Cocktail Hour for Ronald McDonald House on Friday the 17th from 7p-10p at Below Zero Lounge.

6 comments:

Jere Keys said...

Could you point me toward some of those rave reviews? I'm not being a bitch, I just haven't heard anyone say anything about Equinox since it happened.

Michael Chanak said...

Thanks, daughter for passing the word on....

Mother will be working the drag races tomorrow - Goddess willing!

M.

GregM said...

The event needs to be moved downtown, right on Fountain Square, spilling out onto 5th Street. Hopefully this is something they consider. The community needs higher visibility.

Anonymous said...

Mother gonna run in the drag races!? WOOT!

Michael Chanak said...

While it is true that Mother performed briefly (3 drag shows in the mid-80s under the sobriquet of "Jackie O'Nastimess) - I now eschew such carrying on in my dotage. After all, I am in the "situation."

But, I'll be there to cheer the "gurls on!"

Mother

Brian said...

I wonder what it will be like for them, organizing two huge events within a month of each other?

Perhaps they should have been integrated events in the first place :) Rumor mill suggests that was the original intent ;)