Lifebeat at NYC PrideFest – June 26thJune 17, 2011 | Tags: 92.3Now, African-American, AIDS, awareness, Darren the soul entertainer, Dawn Tallman, Erika Banks, Grace Garland, HIV, JFortino, Kierstin Gray, Kizzy-Kay Graham, Kylie Edmonds, LIFEBEAT, local, Luthea Salom, music, National, Nhojj, Outreach, prevention, Pridefest, Reina Williams, Robin Cloud, Sean 360x, volunteers
Pridefest NYC 2011 was Lifebeat’s biggest and best Pridefest to date. LGBTQers, family and friends from near and far were out in full force, right on the heels of Marriage Equality for residents of New York. It was a beautiful day filled with fabulous people loving life and reveling in being themselves. It seemed as if the streets were brighter and filled with a ridiculous amount of glitter, feathers, cha-cha heels, leather and of course, rainbows!
Hearts & Voices and 92.3 Now joined with PrideFest to host StageFest. A wide variety of performers — many of which are regular contributors to Hearts & Voices — took the stage and delighted the audience. Even Hearts & Voices manager Erika Banks belted out a few notes. There was something for everyone. Many parade-goers stopped by and stayed for a while. Here are a few of the many acts they saw:
Pridefest NYC 2011 was also an exciting year for Lifebeat’s Local Tour Outreach program. National Outreach and Programs Manager, Kizzy-Kay Graham and dedicated outreach volunteers distributed safer sex goodie bags with One brand condoms, Lifebeat condom packs, NYC condoms, Wet brand lube, FC2s, comics, candy, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention information and more from our new tent. More than 170 people signed up join Lifebeat’s mailing list and traded HIV/AIDS facts for the opportunity to win an MTV Moon Man or Lifebeat branded water bottles. We’ll be announcing the names of the winners of the Wet Basket of Fun and Wet Holiday Basket at the end of the month.
Thanks to Heritage of Pride, One condoms, Wet, our amazing volunteer performers and general volunteers for making this a great Pridefest. We can’t wait for next year!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW LIFEBEAT’S PRIDEFEST NYC 2011 PHOTO ALBUM ON FACEBOOK!