Impromptu Pride Parade and Festivities Today
We've been keeping you informed of all of the great Pride Month activities happening throughout Western Montana and one more has just popped up! All are welcome to join an impromptu Pride parade starting at 11 a.m. today at the Union Club Bar & Grill. It's a "no permit" parade, so it's more of a "sidewalk march." Dress up and bring your signs, flags, and whatever makes you feel proud of who you are! The march will conclude at the XXXX's.
The fun continues back at the Union Club at 1 p.m. with an Art & Craft Gallery, "Come feast your eyes on queer art in our pop up gallery!" You will also have an opportunity to pick up a free sexual health kit.
Open mic begins at 7 p.m. with poetry, stories, jokes, unplugged music, cool talents, magic tricks, it doesn’t matter, if you’re queer, get on the mic. Rob Travolta and Spirit Hotel take the stage at 9 p.m., followed by the most colorful dance party this side of the rainbow with a cash prize for Most Glorious 'Fit. Enjoy raffle prizes throughout the day and all events are free admission, with any donations going to benefit Missoula's incredible Open Aid Alliance.
The Open Aid Alliance works with the unique potential of each individual to overcome stigma as they seek greater health. They offer our community services such as testing, treatment center, peer support, OD prevention, and anyone can pick up condoms at their new location at 715 Ronan Street.