LGBTQ+ members of the GLOW region crave the opportunity to come together in a safe, uplifting space and to allow the greater community to express their support and appreciation. Moments of such radical inclusion, affirmation, and representation in our conservative, rural community can be life-changing to members all along the gender and sexual orientation spectrum. This show of love and appreciation empowers our LGBTQ+ community to be proud of who they are and to continue to be brave in an often scary or challenging world.
Additionally, pride festivals help to advance social acceptance by bringing awareness of the LGBTQ+ experience and culture to the community at large. A multitude of allies including individuals, families, churches, organizations, and corporations that participate in the event, whether through sponsorships or attendance, show visible support and connection. Whether a person has never met an openly LGBTQ+ person or they are one, we hope that you consider joining us in a variety of events that brings the community together for a wonderful cause.
BATAVIA PRIDE FESTIVITIES 2022
TOGETHER WE RISE!
RuPaul's Drag Race Super Star Darienne Lake
Batavia's Own Carmella Monet Monroe
Rochester's "Extraordinary People" Singer Josh Shapiro
HEADLINE PERFORMERS INCLUDE...
If you plan on marching in the parade, please read over the following precautions. We want everyone to be safe while having fun!
FLOAT & WALKING UNITS
Generator exhaust pipes shall be located away from decorative and flammable materials and away from float riders.
Towing vehicle drivers shall possess a valid driver's license and drivers shall have a clear field of vision.
The towing vehicle shall have a functioning horn and brakes that are in good working order.
Parade floats should maintain a 30-foot interval between other entries in front of them.
No person shall jump off or onto a moving float.
Participants shall not throw or hand out candy or other items to spectators.
Participants shall not throw/spray confetti, water, or other substances at spectators.
While we encourage all participants to express themselves, please keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event. At this time we cannot accept any above PG-rated costumes or floats.
SIGN UP FOR EVENTS
If you don't see the form you are looking for, check back with us soon! Our team is working hard to update and share important information.
Fill out the linked Google Form and we will be in touch via email with a confirmation and line-up information.
DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR
Come to a story hour unlike any you've been to before! Use the link to register for this free event, featuring the fabulous Chaka Khanteven and a fun craft!
VOLUNTEER FOR PRIDE ACTIVITIES
Fill out the linked Google Form and our volunteer coordinator will reach out to you soon!
SIGN UP AS A VENDOR
Please use the linked Google Form to register as a vendor or if you would like to represent your supportive non-profit with a table at the event. Want more information? Click onto the flyer to your right!
PRIDE 5K FUN RUN & YOGA WITH ELENA
Thursday, June 9, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, Centennial Park
Entry for the 5K is $25 for adults and $10 for students, 18 and under. The first 48 registrants will be given a fabulous swag bag. White t-shirts will be given out for the color toss.
All 5K participants must fill out a release form (linked to the right). Please bring a completed copy to the race or expect to fill one out once you arrive. Thank you for understanding!
Blue Pearl Yoga is excited to provide a Pride Yoga class in the Park! Use the button to the right to sign up to join Elena and pay the $13 class fee.
Sunday, 6/12, 12 and 2:30 pm, $15
Two opportunities to play BINGO with Batavia's own Carmella Monet Monroe! Come ready to win some fabulous prizes and help us finish Pride in style!
Participants need to be 18 and over or accompanied by an adult.