Another Pride Season Kicks Off: Prepare to Feel Ashamed

As for us in SF, we were again slightly embarrassed all weekend like we usually are, wondering if too much blatant pride doesn’t make one want to circle back to shame, while everyone wandered around muttering “Happy pride” and oscillating between hungover and drunk for three days straight.  But we got some terrific photos, and also managed to get some video from San Francisco, New York, and LA, including a bit of Erik Rhodes at his finest and this Pride weekend porn-star fest at the Virgin Megastore in New York.

 
Below is a calendar of what remains and some more links to our coverage. (** means a photo gallery)

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Long Beach, CA (Long Beach Pride)
May 17 – 18

Los Angeles, CA**(LA Pride)
June 6 – 8

Philadelphia, PA** (Philly Pride)
June 8

Boston, MA** (Boston Pride 2008)
June 14 – 15

Washington D.C** (Capital Pride 2007)
June 6 – 15

San Francisco, CA ** (San Francisco Pride)
June 28 – 29

New York City **
(Heritage of Pride)
June 27 – 29

Chicago, IL (PRIDEChicago 2008)
June 27 – 29

Atlanta, GA
(Atlanta Pride Festival 2008)
July 4 – 6

San Diego, CA **
July 19

Dallas, TX (Dallas Pride 2008)
Sept 21

New Orleans, LA (Southern Decadence)
Aug 27 – Sept 1

And here’s a quick schedule of other Prides around the country and the globe so you can plan your road-tripping ahead (Boise pride is da bomb, yo).

Albuquerque, NM (Albuquerque Pride 2008) 
June 13 – 14

Amsterdam, Netherlands (Amsterdam Pride 2008)
Aug 1 – Aug 3

Athens, Greece**
June 7-8

Austin, TX (Austin Pride Parade 2008)
June 14

Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Pride 2008)
June 21 – 22


Bangkok, Thailand
(Bangkok Together 2008)
Nov 1 – Nov 9

Barcelona, Spain (Barcelona Pride 2008)
March 19 – 24

Berlin, Germany (Christopher Street Day Berlin)
June 28

Boise, ID (Boise Idaho Pride)
June 6 – 8

Charlotte, NC (Pride Charlotte 2008)
July 26

Cologne, Germany (ColognePride 2008)
June 21 – July 6

Copenhagen, Denmark (Copenhagen Pride 2008)
August 11 – 16

Denver, CO (Denver Pridefest 2008)
June 21 – 22

Detroit, MI (Motor City Pride)
June 1

Dublin, Ireland (Dublin Pride 2008)
June 13 – 22

El Paso, TX (El Paso Sun City Pride)
June 5 – 8

EuroPride 08 (in Stockholm)
July 25 – Aug 3

Frankfurt, Germany (Christopher Street Day 2008)
July 18 – 20

Harrisburg, PA (Harrisburg PrideFest 2008)
July 26

Hartford, CT (2008 Connecticut LGBTI Pride Festival)
June 7

Houston, TX (Pride Houston)
June 28

Iowa City, IA (Iowa City LGBT Pride)
June 16

Indianapolis, IN (IndyPride!)
June 13 – 15

Jacksonville, FL (First Coast Pride)

July 26 – Aug 26

Kansas City, MO (Kansas City Gay Pride)
May 30 – June 1

Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas Pride)
May 2 – 4

Lincoln, NE (Pride on the Prairie) — Editor’s Note: could someone please send us pictures of this?
June 20 – 22

London, England (Pride London)
July 5

Madrid, Spain (Madrid Pride)
July 3 – July 6

Manchester, England (Manchester Pride)
Aug 15 – 25

Mexico City, Mexico (Mexico City Pride)
June 26 – 30

Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee PrideFest)
June 6 – 8

Minneapolis, MN (Twin Cities Pride)
June 28 – 29

Montreal, Canada (Divers/Cite)
July 27 – Aug 3

Nashville, TN (Nashville Pride Fest)

June 1

New Haven, CT (Connecticut Pride)
June 7

New Hope, PA (New Hope Celebrates)
May 16 – 18

Orlando, FL (Come Out With Pride)
Oct 12

Oslo, Norway (Nebraska Pride Parade)
June 20 – 22

Palm Springs, CA (Greater Palm Springs Pride)
November 1 – 2

Paris, France (Paris Pride)
June 28

Phoenix, AZ (Pheonix Pride)
April 12 – 13

Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh Pride)
June 16 – 22

Portland, OR (Portland Pride)
June 14 – 15

Porto, Portugal (Porto Pride)
July 12

Providence, RI (Rhode Island Pride)
June 21

Reno, NV (Power of Pride)
Aug 19

Rome, Italy
June 7

Salt Lake City, UT (Utah Pride)
June 6 – 8

Seattle, WA (Seattle Pride)
June 28 – 29

St. Louis, MO (Pride St. Louis)
June 23- 24

Stockholm, Sweden (EuroPride 2008)
July 25 – Aug 3

Toronto, Ont, Canada (Pride Toronto)
June 20 – 29

Vancouver, BC, Canada (Vancouver Pride)
Aug 3

Warsaw, Poland**
June 7

Zurich, Switzerland (Verein Gay Pride)
May 30 – June 8

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  1. Violet says:

    The date to the Atlanta Pride Parade has changed to July4-6.

  2. CDX says:

    Well- if you are attending all of those festivals with porn stars in tow- aren’t you a part of what makes it something to sorta be ashamed of?

    I’m all for adult entertainment- I’m just thinking that it has a place and time. And if one is going to lecture about Harvey Milk- maybe they should scale back the naked men they cart all around the country and instead contribute in a more tasteful and appropriate way.

  3. sad says:

    Sad but true. There’s little to be proud of at Pride any more.

    All porn all the time is just boring.

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