Genesee-Orleans OUT!

We work toward creating awareness of and around the LGBTQIA+ community; creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for LGBTQIA+ individuals.



June 28, 2019
6:30 pm - 2 am


Schedule of Events


5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Line-up

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm: Parade

Parade Marshal: Batavia Native, Carmella Monet Monroe

Carmella Monet Monroe is making a return to her Hometown of Batavia, NY for it’s first ever
Pride! Carmella is beyond excited for this amazing moment. Carmella currently lives in
Charleston, SC where she is a professional Drag Entertainer. As a drag entertainer, Carmella has
had the opportunity to perform and travel all over the states of SC, NC, GA, VA, NY, and more.
Carmella is the Current reigning Empress Of Charleston Pride. Carmella has been doing drag
for 5 years but before drag Carmella had been doing theatre since the young age of 8. The
many years of theatre experience has helped and contributed to her success as a Drag Queen.
Performing is Carmella’s favorite thing to do. Along with performing, she loves to help raise
money for charities. Carmella does many benefit shows for different organizations such as: The
Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Trans Love Fund, Ryan White Foundation, The Trevor
Project, and many more. Carmella along with the rest of the Drag Cast at Dudley’s on Ann have
raised over $10,000 for charity. When Carmella is not on the stage, Blake spends his days
sewing and creating new outfits and gowns for his upcoming performances as Carmella and for
other Drag Queens. The now known Blue Eyed Broadway Baby of SC is ready to perform and
show Batavia what Carmella is made of! Happy Pride Batavia, and here’s to many more!

Parade Registration

Volunteer Sign-Up



The festival will take place on Bank Street by the GO ART! Building (Seymour Place), between Main Street and Alva Place.  The street portion of the festival will run from 7 pm to 10 pm.  The festival will continue inside the GO ART! building (201 East Main Street) until 2 am.  Please continue to check back and follow our social media pages, as this list will continue to be updated.



Drag King Performances

Drag Queen Performances


Story Hour

Children's Art Table

Family Fun Games

Piano Bar


Local Performers

Carmella Monet Monroe - Batavia Native

Madison Hoerbelt - Batavia

Luka - Bergen

Luka, a singer songwriter artist who grew up in in Bergen, New York, is excited to be performing at the first ever
Batavia, New York Pride Parade & Festival. 

Luka  released his debut album, Does Anybody Hear Me in 2017 and his hit single King Bee. King Bee became a viral video on social media with over 170,000+ views and counting. 

Luka performs at various venues in New York, as well as at many Pride Festivals around the country.  In 2018 Luka capped off the last day of Palm Springs Pride, the largest Pride celebration in Southern California, performing crowd favorites including: Lesbe Honest, Nobody’s B#tch, King Bee, and XXXtra Terrestrial.
Luka collaborates with, and supports a diverse array of artists, entertainers, LGBTQ+ supporters, and celebrities to recognize the achievements in social equality, diversity and unity.  


Tavern 2.o.1

GO ART1's Tavern 2.o.1 will be open from 7 pm to 2 am for the festival.

The most fabulous pianist in all the land, Mrs. Theresa Kehl will be hosting a piano bar from 8 pm - however long people are still singing (10 pm or 2 am, you decide).  You bring your own sheet music or use ours and sing, sing, sing!  Celbrate Judy Garland, just like they were doing 50 years ago at the Stonewall Inn before the police raided the bar and The Riots began.


Food Vendors

39 Problems - Albion, NY

GO OUT! Booth - Ficarella's Pizza, Mac & Cheese, Lumpia, Pork Sliders, Fries



Order your 2019 Pride Shirt. Pride Shirts can be purchased here. They can be picked-up at the parade line-up or the festival. They are all unisex shirts, however, we will have scissors and artists on hand to help you turn your shirt into a new fashion trend.