Greater Bridgeport Pride produced in collaboration with
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
13th Annual OUTwork Exhibit at City Lights Gallery
Greater Bridgeport Pride Sponsors
OUTWORK ART SHOW CALL FOR ART
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!
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!
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.
CALL FOR ART, OUTWORK EXHIBIT, DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION JUNE 17, 2023.
OUTwork exhibit July 23, 2022
Greater Bridgeport PRIDE Celebration
City Lights Gallery
City Lights Gallery
265 Golden Hill St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
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
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
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
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
www.soundviewtv.org (click WATCH SV TV LIVE)
and TREVI Lounge in Fairfield CT
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.
Read about Ricky Mestre, founder of the Bridgeport Pride art exhibit
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.
Check out the article here.