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With Pride

September 3, 2012

This week in Calgary all the gays were plucked, trimmed and waxed. Tail feathers were perked and the city was ready to celebrate!

Yesterday saw the largest Pride Parade Calgary has ever seen. Over 30,000 family and friends out showing their support.

As candy flew from floats and flags waved, along came one my favourite sights

Yes, one of our local queens high above the crowd on her royal throne!

This weekend was also packed with many great evening events, but I had to decide on one.

The Pure Pride Event held at Flames Central has most definitely set the benchmark for pride parties in our city.

Last year this tickets sold out prior to the event, and although I tweeted and urged people to get their tickets early this year, gays in boom boom shorts still ended up ticket-less standing in the streets!

The party highlighted some pretty amazing gogo boys, DJ sets and a even an ‘erotic’ performance by Spencer Reed which had the crowd going wild… But it was the performance by the famed Drag Queen, Chad Michaels, that took the cake.

The Queen, who was in the top 3 on last season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and who can be seen this season in the ‘All Stars’ edition, was dialing up the temperature during her 2 separate performances that night.

And after dabbing her brow she came out for a private meet & greet.

And much like she is portrayed on the show, she was genuine and sophisticated in person. I was surprised how long she continued the conversation with me. Coming off the high of her performance mixed with the evenings cocktails, I’m sure she thought I was a hot mess!

This years Pride celebrations certainly topped lasts.

And with the continued contributions of groups like Pure Pride and Pride Calgary, I know they will just keep getting better!

Mr. Fab with pride


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