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Statement on LGBT Block Parties

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 3:30 AM


Dear Colgay Pride Family,

Today we come to you with some exciting news and information about the Colgay Pride LGBT Block Parties.

We would first like to thank the Cantina Restaurant for allowing our organization to host for the past seven month our LGBT Block Parties. But today due to circumstances that were totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated we are ending our block parties at the Cantina. Truth is we have overgrown the space because every week more and more people come out and take part in this wonderful free event.

We all know the world is full of opportunists who work to undermine and try to hinder hard working organizations such as ours because they see their following diminishing and they want what we have but are not willing to put in the time and effort to make it happen. I hear people all the time talk about I want to do this or I want to do that and that's all you ever hear. Then you have people like the folks with our organization who do more than just talk and wish. We make it happen through hard work and dedication. We show people the work we do everyday and that is exactly why we continue to grow and pack out the house at every event and Pride. We listen and We care about our community especially those shunned and pushed aside from people within our own gay community.

When we started Pride in Columbus we heard all the rhetoric that is was first Too Confusing to folks then now its We are Too Divided. Everyone of these issues came from the people who didn't want to see us succeed. The division only continues if you let it. And our people deserve more and better and by golly an option. The truth is some folks don't want to give up the spotlight who have operated with the mentality that its all about them. They alienate and make fun of the people who are working hard for LGBT Rights, Equality and Diversity and then wonder why no one comes to their events anymore. Then they want to blame the people who are doing the hard work because they could never think past their own ego or persona to think of others.

Our community deserves better and that's what we have been doing for the past 6 years with Colgay Pride. We work for you to have more and have better. The only folks out to divide us are the ones who don't want to give up on what they had 20 years ago. The resentment builds each year for them, but it does not effect us or the work we do and we also protect our folks as well by knowing when its time to walk away because we will not allow others to force upon us something they were too selfish to give of themselves. And they will not come in and take over something that WE CREATED, PAID FOR and PUT OUR HEARTS, OUR LOVE AND OUR HARD WORK into. They wait for success and then want to come in and take it from us...NO YOU EARN YOUR OWN and that means it takes truly working for it and earning it as well as be deserving of it.

Therefore the block parties at the Cantina are hereby cancelled. We already talked about bringing it back to the block in April. So our next big show will be announced next week. We apologize for the temporary postponement but we will have our block parties rescheduled this month so please stay tuned.

Thank you all for everything you have done to make Columbus Georgia a better place for ALL.

Drag Queen Storytime April Reading Selections

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 10:40 PM

REMEMBER OUR NEXT STORYTIME WILL BE HELD AT FORGIVING HEART CHURCH IN COLUMBUS GEORGIA APRIL 6th @ 11 AM.

Titles:

"And Tango Makes Three" by Justin Richardson

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And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family.

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At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo get the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.

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Selected as an ALA Notable Children’s Book Nominee and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist, “this joyful story about the meaning of family is a must for any library” (School Library Journal, starred review).

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"A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" by Jill Twis

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.

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Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever...

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With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming bunny book for kids explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this better Bundo book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.

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We look forward to seeing everyone there for this NEW EXCITING JOURNEY IN LGBT DIVERSITY STORY READINGS

 

EVENT: LGBT Block Parties Now on First and Third Saturday

Posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:25 PM


The Colgay Pride LGBT Block parties that we started last August continue to be SUCH A TREMENDOUS and GROWING SUCCESS thanks to each and everyone of you, Now we are going to not once a month, BUT TWICE A MONTH. Starting March 2nd we will now be offering our community TWICE THE MUSIC, TWICE THE SHOWS, TWICE THE DIVERSITY and TWICE THE FUN!

  • FIRST & THIRD SATURDAY of EVERY MONTH
  • LGBT BLOCK PARTIES on BROADWAY Hosted by the CANTINA located at 1030 Broadway Columbus Georgia.
  • FREE ADMISSION UNTIL APRIL 6th. Then on April 6th it will only cost $5 to come out and party, dance, drink and be merry.
  • PARTY STARTS AT 10 PM and Ends at 2 AM

ALL AGES WELCOME but keep in mind our ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS can get a little risque after 11:45 pm so please keep that in mind when planning your night out.

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If you are an entertainer and would like to perform at the Colgay Pride LGBT Block Parties, Please text Matasha Latween Dickerson Black (Miss Columbus Georgia Pride 2018) (305) 896-6879 for more information and bookings.

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The ONLY place in Columbus to see our TRUE LEGENDS of ENTERTAINMENT like Stella Drocko, Lady Latweet Weldon and many, many more.

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If you have not yet attended our Block Parties, then you need to come and check us out. Our community is always growing and changing and Colgay Pride has found the solution to Night Time Entertainment and GAY Clubs by ending the nightmare of Bar Overhead, High Rent and utility cost as well as Music Copyright Fees just to play music that excess over $2000 alone and began working with our community to find a better low cost solution that can benefit not just our community but also great local businesses here in Columbus Georgia like the Cantina.

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Every week we pack out the house and bring our community of all ages a BIG night of fun and great memories. So, be sure to support these events by coming out and showing up and patronizing the businesses that open their doors to our community to give us a place to come and have fun.

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If you need more information about the Block Parties or ANYTHING LGBT Columbus related...please email Colgay Pride Executive Director Jeremy Hobbs at [email protected] or text 7065806239.

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If you would like to receive Text notifications for all LGBT Colgay Pride events in Columbus then text KEEP ME INFORMED and your name to 7065806239 to be added to the notification list and we will KEEP YOU INFORMED.

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Thank you Columbus for the Tremendous Success of our Diversity Building LGBT Block Parties.

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