Greater Bridgeport Pride

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Greater Bridgeport Pride produced in collaboration with

City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday July 29th

2:00 PM Parade Kickoff 

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Unity in the Park

5:00 PM OUTworks LGBTQ+ Art Exhibit

8:00 PM Variety Show @ The Bijou

10:00 PM Official Afterparty @ Trevi Lounge

Sunday July 30th

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Crabby Brunch

4:00 PM Crabby Cabaret

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OUTwork LGBTQ art exhibit at City Lights gallery, Greater Bridgeport Pride

13th Annual OUTwork Exhibit at City Lights Gallery

LGBTQIA+art exhibit in conjunction with Bridgeport Pride
Patio party $10 admission supports LGBTQIA+ programs and staff.
Purchase tickets here.
https://bridgeport-art-trail.org/portfolio/contribute/
OUTwork/Pride Patio Party sponsored by
Healthcare Advocates International
Healthcare Advocates International sponsors Outwork, Greater Bridgeport Pride

Click here to view our sponsorship tiers.

Greater Bridgeport Pride Sponsors

Want to become a sponsor?  Contact  citygallerybpt@gmail.com or greaterbptpride@gmail.com

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City Lights Gallery

City Lights Gallery

JOIN THE MARCH!

Click here to register

Pride March steps off from the Painted Steps on Broad St and Elm St, off the City Lights Gallery Patio. The march ends at Wheeler Park. Festivities include live performances, vendors, food trucks, and family friendly activities. Highlights include Sawyer Brown, winner of Season 8 of NBC’s the Voice.

 
 
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OUTWORK ART SHOW CALL FOR ART

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

OUTwork explores issues of gender, LGBTQ life, love and relationships, family, social justice, bias, personal stories and perspectives, pride, current issues of 2023 etc. The intention is to support the greatest possible level of inclusion and to create a platform for people of diverse backgrounds to meet and exchange ideas. Artists of all identities and orientations are welcome to submit, including allies!

 

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MEET THE STEERING COMMITTEE

This year our diverse and devoted steering committee of LGBTQIA+ individuals is collaborating with City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail to grow Bridgeport’s annual Pride March and develop new programs to build a stronger community for all identities and orientations. Follow us on social media!

GBP Facebook | GBP Instagram

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Bridgeport Pride Spring Launch, Sat April 8, 2023 at the Nest Arts Factory
sponsored by City Lights and the Bridgeport Art Trail was a success, 100 attendees, Speed Queer Friending was a hit! We will plan another one. Live music by Melissa Newman, food, drink, all for a $10 suggested donation, pictures of the event coming soon.

Greater Bridgeport Pride Celebration, July 29 & 30, 2023.

CALL FOR ART, OUTWORK EXHIBIT, DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION JUNE 17, 2023.

Call for art-OUTwork Greater Bridgeport Pride







OUTwork exhibit July 23, 2022
Greater Bridgeport PRIDE Celebration
City Lights Gallery

City Lights Gallery
265 Golden Hill St
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Exhibiting artists
Erik Anderson, Mario Baez, Melisa Benedek, Angel Bloom, Carlos B Biernnay, Darron Copeland, Jon Couto, Sue Czark, Leaf De Moura, Guido Garaycochea, Andrew Graham, Adair Heitman, Marina Hernandez, M. C. Hewlette, Christina Jones, Rafiq Kathwari, Conor Kovatch,  Mia Lipstick, Julia-Rose Liptak, Fynn Lockwood, David Marciniszyn, Ricky Mestre, Casey Moran, Marshall Moyer, Katelyn Owens, Victor Pigoretti, Adrian Pulido, Valerie Ruby Omen, Richard Stillson, Carl Straw, Richard Taddei,  Danielle Walker, Patrick Webb, Joan Wheeler

12th Annual Greater Bridgeport Pride Exhibit and Celebration

SCHEDULE

FRI July 22

7pm Bridgeport Film Festival, Klein Memorial presents LGBTQ+ original shorts

 

SAT July 23

11am – 5pm  ARTcade Art, Handmade and Vintage bazaar at the Arcade Mall 1001 Main St and City Lights Vintage 265 Golden Hill St

5:30-8:30pm  OUTwork exhibit reception and al fresco patio party, food, drink, outdoor art installation.

8pm Greater Bridgeport PRIDE March, join us to demonstrate your PRIDE!

9pm OUTwork Cabaret Night, a sizzling variety show of Burlesque, Drag and more, $15 admission.
Click here to purchase a ticket

11pm-?  Post party at TREVI Lounge 548 Kings Highway Cutoff Fairfield CT 06824

 

 

 

 

 











See July 2021 Greater Bridgeport Pride Events

Greater Bridgeport PRIDE celebrated 10 yrs, Thursday, July 16, 2020
6-8:30 pm OUTwork exhibit reception at City Lights Gallery, limited admission, face mask required 
5:30-10 pm   Facebook Live 5:30-9:30 pm
10-11 pm Pride Variety show broadcast from Sound View Media Inc. Public Access TV and Live Stream,
WATCH PARTY AT TREVI STARTS AT 9:30 PM
You can catch the show at:
Public Access Channel
Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield
Channel 88 Cablevision
Channel 6016 Frontier
Milford, Orange Woodbridge
Channel 77 Cablevision
Channel 6078 Frontier
Live Streaming
www.soundviewtv.org (click WATCH SV TV LIVE)
Facebook LIVE
and TREVI Lounge in Fairfield CT

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OUTwork exhibiting artists include: Xavier Alvarez, Mario Baez, Carlos Bautista Biernay, Lester Blum, Marianna Calvao, Lilia Calvao, Marietta Capoblanco, Darron Copeland, Kevin Cox, Luis Dominguez, Daniel Eugene, Doloers Degage Hopkins, Don Houston, Max Kali, Luis Lopez, David Messner, Ricky Mestre, Victor Pigoretti, Valerie Rhodes 
 
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Festivities include a mix of virtual, recorded, and on-site activities featuring the art exhibit opening of ‘OUTwork’ at City Lights gallery, and the annual Pride Variety show broadcast.
 

Enjoy a mixture of online and video broadcasted programs and an actual event at City Lights Gallery and the nearby patio, and using Facebook live.  A 10 yr retrospective variety show follows, being broadcasted from Sound View Community Media Inc, public access TV,
and LiveStream. Attendance at the gallery will be monitored for occupancy of visitors to facilitate physical distancing. Facemask is required to enter. Admission is free.  
 

Join our Facebook event page and stay updated by clicking here!

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Read about Ricky Mestre, founder of the Bridgeport Pride art exhibit

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Looking Back Over 10 Years
Looking back and realizing we are in our 10th year is an amazing thing. When I first approached Suzanne Kachmar at the City Lights Gallery about an LGBTQ themed show I really didn’t think it would become an annual thing at the time. . .
Read more here
 

CCity Lights was honored with a Dorothy Award by New Haven Pride Center, for making a 10yr anniversary of Greater Bridgeport Pride.  

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A drag queen dressed up as the yellow brick road. More than one pair of sparkling red slippers made an appearance. The dance floor was rarely empty. Throughout the night, toasts flowed to an organization—and a community—that has grown exponentially in the last three years.
Check out the article here.

 

Proud moment for Bridgeport Connecticut as they raise the rainbow flag to commemorate LGBTQ+ pride month.

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City of Bridgeport, CT – Government City Council Official Citation for LGBT Pride Month signed by Council President Aidee Nieves.

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SAMESEX Braves The Rain

The rain didn’t stop us last year, COVID won’t stop us this year!

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The skies opened up and the flash mob got cancelled. The march turned into an umbrella-clad stroll. The dressing room flooded. Drag queens worried about melty, smudged makeup and braved puddles in very high heels. But the show went on. There was never a question that it would. Check out the rest of the story here!
 
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Highlights from the 10 exhibits of Bridgeport Pride Art, shown at City Lights Gallery.

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Artwork by: Sue Czark
 
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Artwork by: Andrew Graham
 
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Victor Trevino of Ballet Eloelle
 
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Artwork by: Ricky Mestre
 
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SameSex Bpt Pride Variety Show, Final Bow