2014 Pride Parade Results

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1. Muther’s Favorite Best Float: Tilt Nightclub & 140 Alex

2. Stonewall Award: Genesee Valley Area- United Church of Christ

3. Rainbow Award: Pop Show Band

4. Community Award: RGMC

5. Ruby Slipper Award: U of R

Festival Maps

Here is a map of MLK Jr Park and place to park near by!Festival Site MapFestival Parking and ATM Map

Agenda for Roc Pride 2014

Pride Flag Friday, July 18 

5:15pm – 6pm:  Pride Rainbow Ride!

Riders will be through out the city

6pm – 7pm:  Pride Flag Ceremony 

MLK JR Memorial Park at Manhattan Square

7pm – 8:30pm: Latino/Latina LGBTQ Voices 

LGBTQ History Pavilion

7pm – 9pm Youth Pride Dance @ 140 Alex

140 Alexander St 


Noon – 3:30pm: Family Pride Fest Hours

MLK JR Memorial Park at Manhattan Square

Admission: FREE!

3pm – 4:30 pm:  Pride Parade

The Parade starts at Park Ave. & Buckingham St.

5pm – 9:00 pm:  Pride Festival Continues

MLK JR Memorial Park at Manhattan Square

Tickets: $10 advance/$15 at gate

Noon – 9 pm:  LGBT History Pavilion

MLK JR Memorial Park at Manhattan Square

Roc Pride Games

Various Locations check www.rocpridegames.com


1pm – 7pm: Pride Picnic Fundraiser

Genesee Valley Park

1pm – 7pm DJ Hector & Music by Tilt 


1pm – 3pm & 5pm – 7pm DJ Blake Karaoke & Drag

City Stage

2pm – 5pm Radio Nation 

City Stage

Roc Pride Games

Various Locations check www.rocpridegames.com

2014 Parade Line-up Announced!

Here is the line-up order for the 2014 Rochester Pride Parade

2014 Parade line-up Order

Parade Instructions



Supporters for Pride 2014

Here are some of our supports for Roc Pride 2014!

Interview from 98PXY!

Thank you Sandy Waters of 98PXY for a fun radio interview for Official Rochester, NY Pride with Michael Lill Christopher Hennelly and Scott Fearing!

Volunteers Needed!

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Hosts for Gay Pride 2014


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We would like to announce something hot! Your hosts for the Pride Festival this year are none other then DeeDee Dubois & Samantha Vega! Come out and join all the fun!

Interpreting Services Schedule for Roc Pride 2014


Darienne Lake to headline at Roc Pride 2014!


We are extremely happy to announce Darienne Lake fresh from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6 returns home to headline ROC Pride 2014! See her fantasticness at the Roc Pride Festival Saturday, July 19!

Singer/Songwriter Betty Who to Headline Roc Pride 2014

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The Pride Committee has at last announced the headliner for Roc Pride 2014. Singer/Songwriter Betty Who will take the stage at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square on Saturday, July 19 at 7:30pm. The show will be emceed by the lovely and talented drag queen duo Samantha Vega and DeeDee Dubois. Tickets are $10 online, or $15 at the gate. The Australian artist’s career has gained steady momentum since the release of her debut EP, “The Movement” last Spring, spawning the dance hit “Somebody Loves You.” Spencer Stout of Salt Lake City, Utah used the song as a catalyst for a flashmob marriage proposal to his partner Dustin at a local Home Depot. The video soon went viral on YouTube with over 12 million views to date.

The artist’s sophomore effort, the EP “Slow Dancing,” was released by RCA Records in April and includes songs “Alone Again” and “Heartbreak Dream.” According to MTV.com, “Betty Who blends indie and pop music into an irresistible mix of bold soundscapes, Top 40 hooks, and knowing lyrics.” Both of her EPs have received rave reviews on iTunes.

Betty Who will be performing in Rochester on the heels of performing at other Pride events in Columbus, Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, and St. Louis throughout June. This Fall, she will be joiningKaty Perry on her Prismatic Tour throughout her native Australia. Roc Pride will be held July 18, 19, and 20. July 18 will kick-off Pride with the flag ceremony at MLK Jr. Memorial Park at 6pm and Rainbow Ride. July 19 will include the parade, family fun time, and festival (including Betty Who in concert!), and July 20 will include the annual Pride picnic at Genesee Valley Park.

For more information about Betty Who, visit www.bettywhomusic.com.

Article by Adam Young

Youth Pride Dance July 18, 2014

downloadToday we have some great new for the youth! Gay Alliance Fabulous Friday Youth Group presents the LGBTQ Youth Pride Dance: Unmask your True Colors on Friday July 18, 7-9pm upstairs at 140 Alex (140 Alexander St Rochester, NY 14607) Music by DJ Mikey Viavattne. Includes pizza and sodas!

Tickets On Sale Now!


Are you excited for all the thrilling events going on for Roc Pride this year? Well here is the best way to take part by getting your tickets prior. There is a $5 savings vs waiting and getting tickets at the gate! So use this handy link below to order or click above on the headline of this post “Tickets on Sale Now” takes you to the ordering page.  Can’t wait to see you all at Roc Pride!


Announcing 2014 Rochester Pride Grand Marshall Evelyn Bailey

Evelyn Bailey

We are proud to announce the Grand Marshall for 2014 Pride is the fabulous Evelyn Bailey. Volunteering is second nature to her and she has helped shape our community. She is the executive producer of Shoulders to Stand On documentary which focused on the history of the gay and lesbian movement in Rochester NY.  Evelyn is also being honored with the Community Service Award from EPSA and the Greater Rochester Area Branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) for her work documenting Rochester’s gay history.  We are proud to call this local hero one of our own!  


Pride Performance Ensemble Returning!

spinersLast year this extraordinary color guard group helped to open Pride with our Flag Ceremony and we are happy to let you all know Pride Performance Ensemble will be returning!  If you missed their fantastic performance last year here is your chance to experience the amazing event. Performance will be on Friday July 18, 2014 at 6pm at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park at Manhattan Square.


Seeking Writers for Pride Guide Submissions:

Pride Flag Do you have a fun pride adventure to share or thoughts on what Pride means to you? We are seeking writers to submit a brief article (not to exceed 450 words) about Pride! Those articles that are chosen will be published in the 2014 Roc Pride Guide. Please submit your essay by Friday, May 23rd to Michael Lill at: lill002@gmail.com

Rochester Pride Registration

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It’s that time of year again to celebrate Pride in Rochester NY! Be apart of something amazing and spectacular and register today! Just head on over to the registration page and fill out the 2014 forms.  Can’t wait to see you there.


Roc Pride 2014 Info!

Save the Dates!

Friday, July 18: Flag Ceremony and Rainbow Ride
Saturday, July 19: Parade, Family Fun Time, Festival
Sunday, July 20: Picnic

Roc Pride Games! Entertainment! LGBTQ History Exhibit! Food! Fun!

2013 Parade Line-Up!

Follow the yellow brick road!

Here’s the

2013 alpha Parade Line-Up as of 7-18-13

Line up at 2 pm * Kick off at 3 pm

Rochester Gay Pride 2013 Festival Lineup! There is No Place Like It!

Line up for Rochester Gay Pride 2013

Line up for Rochester Gay Pride 2013

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Meet Our Pride Grand Marshals – Jennifer Posey & Zahra Lanford

You know Jennifer Posey & Zahra Langford as the proud owners of Hedonist Artisan Chocolates & Ice Cream a staple of the South Wedge Community. As a couple, they have always been proudly out and active in the community, simply being themselves. We are happy to present them to you as our 2013 Rochester Pride Grand Marshals!

Jennifer and Zahra moved to Rochester in the fall of 2005 and together with Hedonist, have been a presence in Rochester’s LGBT community from the start. Their first customer was Equal=Grounds Café on South Avenue. Owners John White and Harry Bronson were generous enough to let them set up a chocolate counter inside the café where they sold their chocolates on commission. Jennifer and Zahra did one of their first chocolate tastings at what was then called the Community Business Forum (a LGBT gathering on the second Thursday of every month, now managed by Out and Equal). They also have been a sponsor of the ImageOut film festival for five years.

What does Pride mean to Jennifer and Zahra?

To us Pride has always been a celebration of being our gay identities and culture. For us Pride is a true holiday like Christmas or Thanksgiving. It has rituals, symbolism, special outfits and jewelry, visitors from out of town, Read More »