Pride in 2014 kicks off with great excitement of Peace Love and Pride!

Pride in 2014 kicks off with great excitement of Peace Love and Pride!

Our Pride celebrations kick of with a fun brunch on May 25th at COCO’s Bistro. The Rubi Girls have teamed up with COCO’s Bistro for this fundraiser and will do two performances or seating’s for this bunch beginning at 11 am and a second at 1 pm. You may call COCO’s at (937) 228-COCO (2626) or make reservations via their website at tickets are $30 each, your taste buds will thank you!
We have a few other fundraisers that will be announce at a later date, but we are please to share with you our schedule for our Pride Weekend of Peace Love & Pride.

On Friday June 6th at 6 pm our business expo and cocktail hour begins at Ponitz Center on the Campus of Sinclair Community College. At 7 pm we kick off our Pride Gayla, our theme party of Peace Love and Pride. Instead of a staunchly sit-down dinner with boring speeches we have opted for a high energy party with lots of hor d’oeuvres and great fun entertainment featuring 2 stages and a DJ. Entertainers such as: Gage Gatlyn, Amanda Kayne, Zoot theatre Company, Vincent Holiday, and headlining the event is Comedy Central ‘s own Thai Rivera.  Or check him out on YouTube.   This will be a true Pride Party!

We have a full day planned for Saturday June 7th. We begin with a hearty breakfast at 9 am at M.J.’s Café. We then line up for the Parade beginning a 11 am on the corner of Second Street and St Clair Streets.

Step off for the Parade begins at Noon with the parade participants turning right on Third Street moving down to Jefferson Street. Turning Right onto Jefferson the parade will move down to Second Street where it will turn left to Main. Then turning Left onto Main Street and ending at Courthouse Square to the welcoming.

The festival at Courthouse square will kick into high gear as the Parade participants arrive and once again feature a mass wedding of couples as we did last year and continue this tradition until marriage equality legal in The State of Ohio. Entertainment will continue throughout the day and ending at 5:30 pm.

Yet the day is not over. At 8 PM the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus will present “I Am Harvey Milk” at the Victoria Theatre with music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. “I am Harvey Milk” weaves the story of Harvey Milk’s life from boyhood to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California to his assassination. Join the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and select members of the Dayton Philharmonic for this moving performance that you will not soon forget!

Then on June 8th join the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and the Greater Dayton LGBT Center for a Peace, Love & Pride Brunch at Wheat Penny restaurant on Wayne Ave. Brunch will be served from 10 am to 1 pm. Call (937) 496-5268 for reservations.

On June 25th at 7:30 pm our Pride Month traditions continue with Pride Nite at the Neon where we will screen the movie: “To Be TAKEI” “Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp to the helm of the Starship Enterprise and to the daily news feeds of five million facebook fans. Join George and his husband Brad on this star’s playful and profound trek for life, liberty and love.” Ticket details will be available soon.

Up Coming Events…

Up Coming Events…

The Greater Dayton LGBT Center has some wonderful events coming up that you will want to make sure to attend. First up our Annual Thanks Giving Dinner November 23, 2013 held at St Paul’s United Methodist Church, 101 Huffman Ave, Dayton. This is a free event.  The entree will be Turkey, Ham and all the fixing’s. Entertainment will be provided by The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus. Doors open at 5:30 PM with dinner served at 6:30 PM. Bring a side dish or a dessert to share.

Happy Holidays!

On February 11th at 7:00 PM (this is a 3 hr show) we have partnered with The Human Race Theatre for their presentation of “Torch Song Trilogy” the Tony Award Winning Play by Harvey Fierstein.
As part of our partnership The Human Race has added this special performance to their schedule as “LGBT Pride Night” at the Loft Theatre. Center members may purchase your tickets in advance via our website at download a form that you may order your tickets directly and receive a 40% discount off of the regular ticket price. Membership has its privileges!

This play is his deeply personal story of self-discovery that redefined an era in gay America. What begins as a chance encounter in a New York nightclub leads drag-queen Arnold Beckoff in a hilarious, yet touching, pursuit of love, happiness and a life of which he can be proud. From a failed affair with a reluctant lover, to a committed relationship with a young model and the promise of a stable family, Arnold’s struggle for acceptance meets its greatest challenge in his intolerant mother.
Mark your calendars now and join Us February 11th for LGBT Pride Night at The Loft Theatre. Tickets on sale Now! Click HERE

On February 15th at 7:00 PM The Greater Dayton LGBT Center presents our Annual Women’s Valentines Dance. The Biggest Lesbian Party of The Year! It will be held at the Dayton Women’s Club, 225 N. Ludlow Street, Dayton. Great music and raffle prizes, cost $15.00 or $10.00 for center members.  (All tickets sold in cash at the door.

On February 22nd at 2:00 PM The Greater Dayton LGBT Center presents Bowling with Pride. This is a fund raiser to benefit Pride 2014! This year the event will feature some quirkly twists and turns and also feature a few of your favorite Drag personalities in all their regalia bowling for money. You will not want to miss this one!

So make your calendars for these very special up coming events.

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