CincyPride 2010 + Apologies

11 07 2009

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.

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6 responses

11 07 2009
Jere Keys

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.

11 07 2009
Michael Chanak

Thanks, daughter for passing the word on….

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

M.

12 07 2009
GregM

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.

12 07 2009
Anonymous

Mother gonna run in the drag races!? WOOT!

12 07 2009
Michael Chanak

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

13 07 2009
Brian

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 πŸ™‚ Rumor mill suggests that was the original intent πŸ˜‰

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