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GLOW OUT! provides education and awareness of and around the LGBTQ+ community; creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for LGBTQ+ individuals.


Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council's

PRIDE 2021
June 10 - 13


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Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 10th - Color Run and Pride Yoga, Centennial Park, Batavia
Color Run: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm check-in, 6:30 pm - line-up, 6:45 pm - start
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm -  DJ and Color Throwing
Pride Yoga: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Elena Veltz
This event starts and ends at Centennial Park in Batavia.   This race will take place on the USATF Certified Course, the GLOW Corporate Cup 5K. The event will be a rainbow timed event.  It will not be chip timed.  Swag bags for the Color Run and Pride Yoga will be handed out at check in with a white t-shirt, colored powder, glasses and swag.  Please wear clothes that can be damaged. Colors are not guaranteed to come out in the wash.  Pre-registration for the Color Run is $25 for adults and $15 for children 15 and under.  Pride Yoga is $13.   To register for the Color Run please click here.  To register for Pride Yoga by Plue Pearl Yoga please click here.  Masks are required.  Ticket availability and regulations are subject to change.
Volunteers Needed to put up 1K, 2K, 3K and 4K markers/signs, hand out swag bags and check people in, cheer along the route/re-direct traffic, hand out water at the halfway point, put out and take down traffic blockers/saw horses, time the race
Friday, June 11th - Pride Game Night and Royal Court Crowning, Batavia First Presbytarian Church, 300 East Main Street, Batavia, NY
6 pm - 8:30 pm, 7:30 pm Royal Court Competition
Members of the Batavia First Presbyterian Church will be putting on a game night.  There will be food (individually wrapped), outdoor games, board games and a Royal Court Competition.  The Royal Court Competition begins at 7:30 pm and is open to all genders and ages.  The competition is judged on best costume and dance moves.  The theme is DISCO.  Pre-registration is not required.  All are invited to attend.  Masks are required. Regulations are subject to change. 
Friday, June 11th - Disco, Open Mic & Piano Bar hosted by Figgy Pudding, GO ART!, 201 East Main Street, Batavia, NY
8 pm - 2 am 
For ages 21+. GO ART! is opening Tavern 2.o.1, for the first time since shut down in March of 2020, for the LGBTQ+ community.  Come read your favorite poem, try your skills at stand-up and disco, or sing your favorite Broadway tune (bring your own music our look through our extensive collection).  Figgy Pudding will be hosting the event and GO ART!'s own, Theresa Kehl will be at the piano.  There is no door fee, but tipping your entertainers is encouraged.  Masks are required at this event.  Regulations are subject to change.
Figgy Pudding

Saturday, June 12th - Pride Parade
8:30 am - 9:30 am - check in on Alva Place at the Batavia City Center (Mall) Parking Lot, 10 am start
The Parade starts on the corner of Bank and Alva and ends at Dwyer Stadium.
Parade Marshal: Castile Native, Ddendyl Hoyt

To register for the parade click here.
Volunteers needed to put out and take down traffic barricades and clean-up trash along the route on Sunday. 
Saturday, June 12th - Pride Festival, Dwyer Stadium, 252 State Street, Batavia, NY
11 am - 4 pm
Entertainment and activities include Drag Queens, the Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus, DJ & band (The Fortunatones), Fire Hoop Dancer, Children's Explore ART! tent, cornhole tournament, non-profit vendors, and the list keeps growing. Mrs. Kasha Davis from RuPaul's Drag Rage will be headlining the event and Vivian Darling & DeeDee Dubois will be emceeing.  Other Drag perfmers include Carmella Monroe, Gemini Stone, Ginger Kaikai, Carmen Adore, Eva Flow, and Miss Deelicious.  Pride Sports USA will be hosting a cornhole tournament and Dwyer Stadium will be providing food and alcohol concessions.   Tickets are available here for $15 pre-sale and $20 the week of.  Ticket availability is limited. Masks are required at this event along with proof of vaccination (2 weeks since final dose) or recent COVID test (typically within 6 - 72 hours).  Ticket availability and regulations are subject to change.

Headliner, Mrs. Kasha Davis from RuPaul's Drag Race

Emcee, Vivian Darling
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Emcee, DeeDee Dubois 

Carmella Monet Monroe - Batavia Native


Volunteers needed for check-in and to assist with cornhole tournament.
For vendor registration click here.
Saturday, June 12th - Concert at Jam at the Ridge, 8101 Conlon Road, LeRoy, NY 
3 pm (VIP), 4 pm (General Admission)
Ddendly Hoyt from the Voice will be performing live at Jam at the Ridge.  Tickets are $10 for general admission (lawn seating) and $20 for VIP.  
For more info and to purchase tickets please click here.
Sunday, June 13th - Drag Queen Story Hour, GO ART!, 201 East Main Street, Batavia, NY
10 am - 10:30 am and 1 pm - 1:30 pm
Miss Figgy Pudding will be reading a story about diversity and inclusion.  Sure to be an inspirational memory in your child's life; this event is open to elementary aged children and their families.  No door fee; donations are accepted.  Masks are required.  Regulations are subject to change.  To reserve your spot click here.  You must reserve a spot for all that are attending.  If an adult wants to go to the bar, Tavern 2.o.1, located in the back half of the building, you do not need to reserve a ticket for them.

Miss Figgy Pudding
Sunday, June 13th - Drag Queen Bingo, GO ART!, 201 East Main Street, Batavia, NY
11 am - 12:30 pm and 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Adult content, ages 18+.  Hosted by Figgy Pudding.  With a guarantee of laughter, non-cash prizes and Tavern 2.o.1 being open... how can you miss this event?  Tickets are available here for $10.  Bring your own bingo markers or use our assortment of rainbow markers.  Masks are required at this event when not eating or drinking.  Ticket availability and regulations are subject to change.


Figgy Pudding



Friday, June 11th - Saturday, June 26th - LGBTQ+ Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection
GO ART!, 201 East Main Street, Batavia, NY

Fridays from 4 pm - 8 pm
Saturdays from 11 am - 2 pm

Members of the LGBTQ+ community have a long and distinguished history of contributions to all disciplines of the creative arts. Their collective talents have been an integral part of the cultural life of society. This exhibition, which focuses on the visual arts, highlights and celebrates that legacy as evidenced by the achievements of artists connected to Western New York and reinforces the mission of GLOW OUT! - “to provide education and awareness of and around the LGBTQ+ community.”  

On view at GO ART! is a survey exhibition consisting of 26 artworks in all media by LGBTQ+ artists selected from the extensive art collection of Gerald Mead from Buffalo, NY. Historically, the artworks range from a 1964 drawing by the celebrated late illustrator Jeremiah Goodman, whose work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, to a lithograph by Myles Calvert, former art professor at Alfred University, created in 2019.

The other artists in the exhibition are  Ryan Arthurs, Lawrence Brose, Nick Butler, Craig Centrie, Jack Edson, Florian Ayala Fauna, AP Gorny, Mickey Harmon, Cory Hill, Craig Klose, Justine Kurland, Gary Kyte, Scott McCarney, Frank Moore, Christopher Nickard, David Nunemaker, Cristiano Pereira, Paul Rybarczyk, Tara Sasiadek, Donald Siuta, Peter Stephens, Michael Tunney, Maria Woszczak and Joe Ziolkowski. 



Gerald Mead is an award winning collage artist and educator, arts writer and former longtime curator at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY. A leading authority on WNY art, he is currently an independent curator who teaches in the Art & Design Department at Buffalo State College and serves on committees for several arts organizations. Since 1987 he has assembled a private collection of over 1,500 artworks by artists associated with this region. Thematic exhibitions from the Gerald Mead Collection have been presented at numerous college galleries and other public venues, most recently at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda, NY. He has also lent works from his collection for exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Castellani Art Museum, UB Art Galleries, CEPA Gallery and Hallwalls, and frequently lectures on art and collecting. Gerald was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Niagara University in 2020.

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