JUANITA MORE’S PRIDE
Posted on June 8, 2011 by admin
With LA Pride fast approaching, it reminds me that San Francisco’s edition isn’t far behind. Over the past few years it’s become a modern tradition to make the trek up north and partake in the festivities, the highlight of which is always Juanita MORE’s annual Pride party. Having become good friends with the SF icon, I’ve been lucky enough to have photographed the event and it appears that I’ll be granted that same privilege again this year. There’s no other place to be on Sunday.
Juanita MORE!’s iconic Pride bash, touted as the “Best Queer Party” of the year by the SF Bay Guardian, moves back to its original location at the newly renovated Chambers Eat + Drink and the adjoining Phoenix Hotel. Returning to the space where it all started, Juanita promises to once again deliver the party of the year.
The event will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2011 and is benefiting GSA Network (www.gsanetwork.org). All proceeds from the party will go to this great youth organization that connects school-based gay-straight alliances to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.
Over the past seven years, Juanita has helped raise big money for worthy causes through her annual bacchanal, and she has high hopes for bringing in much needed funds for GSA Network this year. “Recently publicized instances of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in our schools highlight the importance of GSA Network’s programming ” said Juanita, “I am so happy to be able to support their important work this year.”
Juanita has pulled together 12 hours of DJ and performer entertainment from San Francisco and around the world. R&B and dance singer Dajae will sing her classic hits – Brighter Days, U Got Me Up and more. “The beauty of this annual event is that–not unlike the work of this year’s beneficiary–it transcends categories and labels,” Juanita said, “It revels in all the diverse aspects of LGBT culture that make San Francisco so unique. Every year, we assemble a vast collection of vibrant, generous and PROUD individuals who come together to give back to their communities.”
Dajae, Horsemeat Disco (UK), W. Jeremy & Christy Love / House of Stank (NYC), Derrick Love / Gemini Disco, The Cougar Cadet Corps Drumline, Some Thing – Glamamore, VivvyAnne ForeverMORE! & Lil Miss Hot Mess, The Tubway Crew – Gant Johnson, Nita Aviance, Colby B, One-Half Nelson, Erickatoure Aviance & Clifton Brown Jr, Alexis Blair Penney. Plus tons of special surprises!