Pride Fest 2015 - Schedule of Events

Schedule of events

Saturday, September 12th


Pride Rally 'n' Walk 

We will meet at the Marquette Commons on the corner of 3rd and Washington for a brief Rally (15-25 minutes), then a walk to Tourist Park. Bring your flags, banners, and support!
Music with Corinne Rockow and Nancy Irish! 
Rally Spokespersons: Stefani Vargas Harlan and Bobby Glenn Brown! 
After the Rally we will walk to Tourist Park heading down to the end of 3rd Street by the dome, turning onto Presque Isle, then heading down Wright Street to Sugarloaf Avenue, where Toursit Park is located!



Opening Speakers 
Marquette's Mayor Coyne will be speaking at Noon at Tourist Park. Around this time the walkers from the Rally will be arriving. 

Local Music and Open Mic Talent 

DJ Music and dancing 

Belly Dancers 

Fire Spinners 

Presentation by P.A.A.C. 

THE P.A.A.C. will be showing a performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Bobby Glenn Brown! 

Comic Rosie 

Amateur Drag Show

To Crown Mr and Miss U.P. Pride Fest 
Show up Prior to 7pm with your selected song to enter the competition! 

Professional Drag Show 

Afterglow Party 
Join us at Coco's Restaurant (Lake Shore Boulevard) for the post Pride Party! Ages 18+. Music, Dancing, Drag Queens, and more! 

Sunday, September 13th

"Putting the "T" in Equality"

Room 2306 of the Learning Resources Center at NMU)
Amy Hunter, the Trans Advocacy Coordinator from the ACLU of Michigan, and Jennifer Judd from Equality Michigan will be hosting a Community Meeting on Transgender Equality in Michigan. 
"Putting the T in Equality" 
"Now is the time to add gender identity and sexual orientation to the MI civil rights act and to defend against future bills that may threaten trans peoples' safety. Join state, local and national leaders as we discuss what's ahead for transgender rights in Michigan and what we can all do about it. 
There are legislative changes on the horizon that could make life much better for trans people and some that could make life worse. Join us now as we build the team that will lead the fight for fully inclusive LGBT rights in Michigan. 
Not trans, but you want to help? Don't just be an an accomplice! Join us to find out how you can contribute and fight for equal protection under the law for all Michiganders." 

For more info, contact Amy Hunter: or call 269.720.9329 
Website: Transgender Advocacy Project