We had 28 official events and at least 15 other events
2 themes - 1 message "The Next Generation - More than a Rainbow" 4 Bar-b-que's 8 Drag shows 1 Parade PrideFest on the ParkStrip 4 Meet-and-greets 2 Outdoor concerts 178 Vendors 40+ Parade entries 1,000s of participants 49 bells for Orlando 1 church protested our kids events 1 church opened their doors, parking lot, and bathrooms to apologies for what Christians had done in the name of God. 1 Pageant 1 Film Festival 1 Elders brunch 1 Trans talk 1 Beyond the Closet Talk Brunch with a drag queen Stories with a drag queen Ginger Minj in concert Reindeer sausages Deven Green in concert Food drive Raffle 45th annual Gay Freedom Day Remembrance Social hour with appetizers Pride Swag was sold Drag Queen Bingo The Anchorage Fire Department was stopped by a Drag Queen and forced to pose for a photo-opp. STD testing Polyamory education We built a lemonade stand, painted faces, and adopted a dog. We drank beer, ate pizza, and watched a movie (Philadelphia) We watched a 5-year-old run in a Rainbow 5K Marathon We watched several of our friends loose to a 5-year-old in a marathon. In attendance were our Mayor, Senator, Councilman, City and State Representatives, Assembly members and several future representatives of downtown Anchorage and all of Alaska. We had a King and a Queen, a Duke, and a Duchess 24 Virgin Drag Queens We played bingo
This year there were several firsts First-ever live stream of the Equality Parade in Anchorage First-ever Gay Pride to be led by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs First time ever that Jews and Catholics walked hand-in-hand in our equality parade. The National Park Serviced held banners for Stonewall National Monument. Old white guys marched for LGBTQ rights.
And our Pride photographer took over 4,000 photographs and spent at least 80 hours choosing what few he would share.