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Friday June 8

Timeless: An Intergenerational Pride Prom
7pm - 10pm, The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodfords Street

Kickoff Pride Portland week with our first annual SAGE Maine Intergenerational Prom! (Sponsored by SAGE Maine and Pride Portland!). We'll have music, dancing, a cash bar, h'ors d'oeuvres, and plenty of free parking. All ages 21+ are welcome, whether you have a date or not. Pick a decade and dress to impress, or just be "Timeless." The Woodfords Club is wheelchair accessible. Please RSVP to save your place – Tickets limited to 200.


Saturday June 9

Gay Birding 101
9am - Noon, Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth

Spend a beautiful morning hiking along the mouth of the Presumpscot River on a guided tour of the local fauna and flora. This all ages event is put on in partnership with the Maine Audubon Society. Guided tour to begin promptly at 9:00am and end no later than 10:00am, followed by two hours of freeform birding. Be sure to bring your binoculars!


Querying the Past: "Bar Stories," the Lesbian Home Movie Project, and "Eulogy for the Dyke Bar"
7pm - 10pm, One Longfellow Square

A series of films about local LGBTQ history, beginning with "Bar Stories" by filmmaker Betsy Carson, a 45 minute film featuring short bar stories from locals. This will be followed by “Lavender Hijinks, Marriages, Closets & Delights” and other film clips from the Lesbian Home Movie Project (Sharon Thompson, project director). Finally we'll screen a 10 minute film piece by filmmaker Isabel Farrington called "Eulogy for the Dyke Bar," exploring the installation piece by Macon Reed by the same name.


Sunday June 10

Trans Picnic and Protest
2pm - 5pm, Lincoln Park

MaineTransNet’s Annual Portland Trans Pride Potluck Picnic in the Park! This year we’re adding an optional protest and visibility event prior to the picnic. Trans folks and allies are welcome to bring food, games, and celebratory moods to enjoy an afternoon of community and fresh air. Location will be announced on Facebook the week of Pride.


Bad Movies For Good Causes, with Thee Invisible College
Doors at 6:30pm - 11:30pm, 142 High Street Suite 626

Since 2016, Thee Invisible College has been hosting bad movies for good causes in order to fun THE RESISTANCE against the forces of tyranny and superstition that are attempting to take over our country. No genre, director or country of origin is safe from our discerning eye! Come join in the resistance for a very, very, very special Pride Edition of the ICR film series. The film studies department has selected a double feature of campy films for your pleasure: Mahogany (1975, dir. Barry Gordy, Jr.) begins at 7pm and Valley of the Dolls (1967, dir. Steve Antin) begins at 9:15pm. Bring a blanket and some pillows and camp out sleepover style on the floor while we project the movies on the wall. This is an alcohol free event but popcorn and cake will be provided. The studio is wheelchair accessible and closed captioning is available for the films. Questions or late-entry should contact Ren at 207.450.2732


"195 Lewis" and Yaani Supreme
7pm - 9pm, SPACE Gallery

195 Lewis is a dramedy series about a group of women navigating the realities of being Black, queer, and poly in New York City. We'll be joined by Yaani Supreme, co-creator of 195 Lewis. This event is presented by the FOR US, BY US FUND and BLOODLETTING with support from the SAM L. COHEN FOUNDATION.


Monday June 11

LGBTQ Health Conference and Testing Clinic
2pm - 5:30pm, SPACE Gallery

Local organizations such as India Street, Frannie Peabody, Planned Parenthood, and more, will be staffing tables with information about their services and offering free, private on-site testing (rapid, blood draws, and swabs available) with results counseling available. All ages interested in learning about sexual health, wellness, and safe practice are welcome. Suggested donations will be taken at the door, with no one turned away due to lack of funds.


Trans/Queer Inclusive Sex Ed. Panel
6:30pm - 8:30pm, SPACE Gallery

An inclusive sex ed panel of local sexperts and sex educators hosted by Speak About It. This will not be your average sex ed class! Expect discussions to be inclusive of various identities and expressions of gender, (a)sexuality, and queerness within intimate contexts.All ages interested in learning about sexual health, wellness, and safe practice are welcome. Suggested donations will be taken at the door, with no one turned away due to lack of funds.


Queer Poetry Slam
7pm - 9pm, Quill Books, 1 Westbrook Common, Westbrook

A fun and powerful evening of queer poetry, and delicious food at Greater Portland's new queer themed bookstore and cafe. Hear from some of Portland's greatest queer poets, or sign up yourself. Hosted by MaineTransNet.


Tuesday June 12

Coming Out Story Night, by PFLAG and GLSEN
7pm - 10pm, SPACE Gallery

LGBTQ+ people have the unique experience of having to come out to the world. For some it is a humorous experience while others have faced more adversity. There are generational differences as well and differences between revealing your sexuality and expressing your true gender identity. Presented by Pride Portland! in partnership with PFLAG and GLSEN, Coming Out Story Night hopes to explore these captivating stories at an all ages event. Entry is on a sliding scale.


Wednesday June 13

Speak About It
Doors at 6pm, performance from 6:30pm - 8pm, Portland Stage (Mainstage)

Speak About It is a performance about consent, boundaries, and healthy relationships. The performance is entertaining, educational, and empowering. It encourages its audience members to have a dialogue about sex with their peers and partners. Originally created at Bowdoin College, Speak About It has been operating independently and performing at high schools and colleges across the country and around the world since 2010. Speak About It is an organization that values equality and equal opportunity. Our performances foster an inclusive space for all people without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or history, physical or mental ability, ancestry or national origin, age, or veteran status. Come join us at Portland Stage's Mainstage for an unforgettable, educational experience! Entry is on a sliding scale at the door, with no one turned away due to lack of funds. Doors at 6:00pm, show to begin at 6:30pm. Open to all ages, with consent.


Fluid
9pm - 1am, Flask Lounge

A dance party with guest DJ Qwerewolf and our resident DJ, Double Dessert! This is the one year anniversary of one of Portland's only nights celebrating bisexual, pansexual and queer identities. Come shake your booty! 21+ There will be a suggested donation of $3-$5. All donations will go to MaineTransNet's Name Change Legal Fund, which helps low income transgender Mainers cover the costs to change their name.


Hedwig and the Angry Inch
8:30pm - 10:30pm, Bayside Bowl

A German emigrant living in a trailer in Kansas is the victim of a botched sex-change operation. Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theater hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" tells the story of the "internationally ignored" rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love. Be sure to come by early, as space on the rooftop deck is limited and fills up fast on a first-come-first-served basis. Screening to begin at sundown, come secure good seating before 8. Free and open to the public.


Thursday June 14

Get Free: Kiki Ball & Dance Party
9pm - Midnight, Mechanics Hall

Get Free: Kiki Ball & Dance Party is an all ages vogue ballroom event, featuring NYC based Sky & Rozay, of the Royal House of LaBejia. They will be joined by Portland local DJ and voguer Jackmaster Flash. The event will be held at the Mechanics Hall ballroom on Congress Street. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the mini ball, come dressed in their finest, and celebrate this amazing contribution to LGBTQ culture by Queer people of color. All ages welcome, donations accepted.


Portland Intown Contra Dance 2nd Anniversary
7pm - 10pm, State Street Church

A night for zesty, joyful dancing on the peninsula in Portland, Maine, and find ways to enjoy each other's company when we're not on the floor. We're teaching and practicing traditions, contributing to an evolving art form, and welcoming new dancers to our community every week. We dance with partners, and with everybody in the room. It doesn't matter what gender you are - you can boogie in both dance roles. Come alone or bring a friend!


EqualityMaine Spirit of Pride Cruise: "A Disco Affair"
Boarding from Casablanca Cruises on Custom House Wharf at 5:30pm, Cruise 6pm - 9pm

Dancing with DJ Jodi, Special performance by Ophelia Johnson. Food by La Bodega Latina. Tickets: $35, please buy tickets in advance here. Tickets are limited to 150.


"I Sing Out!" with the Maine Gay Men's Chorus and Women in Harmony
7:30pm, Portland Players Theater, South Portland


Friday June 15

Trans Allyship Workshop
TBA

Hosted by MaineTransNet.


Pride Portland! Bike Ride
4:30pm - 5:30pm, Location TBA

Join Pride Portland! for a late-afternoon bicycle ride around town!


Dyke March
5pm - 7:30pm, Plaza in front of the Equality Community Center, 511 Congress Street

We move to claim space, to make that space better for the expression of our truths, and to command visibility. We move to empower self-determination and to recognize the complexity of our experiences, welcoming any person who feels that participating in this march is important to their story. Poster Prep starting at 5pm in the Equality Community Center, Speakers and March to begin at 5:30pm in the plaza in front of 511 Congress. March will head towards Monument Sq.


Big Queer Variety Show
8pm - 1am, PortCity Music Hall

Hosted by Step Mother and Bunny Wonderland. Featuring Aquarius Funk presented by neon9 and Speak About It. Show first, and dancing later. 


Queer Heaven: The 2018 Outright Prom
7pm - 10pm, SPACE Gallery

The Outright Prom is our annual celebration of LGBTQ+ young people in Maine. Each year we celebrate young people who are organizers, advocates, community builders, and leaders, who put their hearts and bodies on the line each day in service of queer/trans liberation, by throwing them a party. This is a night of tenderness, power, and solidarity. Youth-only, please: ages 14-22. The Outright Prom is a substance-free event. More information on Facebook.


"I Sing Out!" with the Maine Gay Men's Chorus and Marimba Cabaret
7:30pm, Portland Players Theater, South Portland

What’s a marimba? Like a xylophone, but bigger and more fabulous — just like Brian. Brian Calhoon’s Marimba Cabaret is an evening of songs and stories featuring musical theater, pop hits and classical covers re-imagined for marimba, vibraphone and voice. Directed and accompanied by percussionist Greg Jukes, Brian will sing, play marimba, confess, and (at times) stand 7-feet tall. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry and sing along, there’s something for everyone in this dynamic, heartfelt evening. See what happens when a classically-trained percussionist with a love of theater –and killer shoes– puts on a show. Brian finally came out of the musical closet and embraced his eclectic tastes in music. Recent shows feature covers from Broadway legends Stephen Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, Tom Kitt, and Stephen Schwartz next to pop icons like Adele, Whitney Houston, Alanis Morissette, Radiohead and Outkast — with a little Disney princess mash-up for good measure. More information on Facebook.


Saturday June 16

Pride Portland! Parade
Line-up Starts at 10am in Monument Square, Parade Starts at Noon and ends in Deering Oaks Park

Pride Portland! Festival
1pm - 5pm, Deering Oaks Park

The Pride Portland! Parade & Festival is the biggest celebration of the week, bringing thousands of people together to carry the flag through the streets of Portland, culminating with the celebration in Deering Oaks Park. We seek to highlight accessibility, activism, and advocacy. This includes making the festival as accessible to as many members of our Greater Portland LGBTQ+ community as possible. The wide array of participating organizations and business makes for a veritable resource fair, accompanied by inspiration and entertainment on stage. There will be an area specially catering to families with young children, and the whole park is an alcohol- and tobacco-free environment. Food will be available for purchase, with some seating nearby, along with lawn seating. Bathrooms, including 3 fully accessible ones, will be onsite. Shuttles to off-site parking may also be available.


Gay Side Story: The Musical and its Impact on our Community
4:30pm - 6pm, Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, 86 Bedford Street, USM Portland Campus

In 1983, community members wrote and performed a version of West Side Story as part of the Maine Gay Symposium X. Come and see scenes from that performance, watch members of the original cast perform “Gee, Officer Krupke”, and engage with a panel of cast and crew to revisit why the performance was important then and how it relates to challenges we face today. The event will raise funds to support USM's LGBTQ+ Collection.


EqualityMaine Dance Party
Saturday Evening, PortCity Music Hall

Dancing with DJ Foxy from Portland and DJ Stevie Psyclone from Club Cafe in Boston. Special performances by Ophelia Johnson and more! Ages 18+. Tickets $10 in advance,  $15 at door. Buy tickets in advance here. Contact Chris O'Connor for more information about sliding scale/pay-what-you-can tickets.


"I Sing Out!" with the Maine Gay Men's Chorus and the New Hampshire Gay Men's Chorus
7:30pm, Portland Players Theater, South Portland


Marimba Cabaret
8pm - 10pm, Mayo Street Arts

What’s a marimba? Like a xylophone, but bigger and more fabulous — just like Brian. Brian Calhoon’s Marimba Cabaret is an evening of songs and stories featuring musical theater, pop hits and classical covers re-imagined for marimba, vibraphone and voice. Directed and accompanied by percussionist Greg Jukes, Brian will sing, play marimba, confess, and (at times) stand 7-feet tall. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry and sing along, there’s something for everyone in this dynamic, heartfelt evening. See what happens when a classically-trained percussionist with a love of theater –and killer shoes– puts on a show. Brian finally came out of the musical closet and embraced his eclectic tastes in music. Recent shows feature covers from Broadway legends Stephen Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, Tom Kitt, and Stephen Schwartz next to pop icons like Adele, Whitney Houston, Alanis Morissette, Radiohead and Outkast — with a little Disney princess mash-up for good measure. More information on Facebook.


Sunday June 17

Pride Portland! Tea Dance on Peaks Island
Noon - 4pm, Inn on Peaks

The 10 days of pride finish with afternoon of dancing at the Inn on Peaks Island. DJ Stephan fround will be keeping us on our feet dancing! Hop on the Casco Bay Lines ferry and join us as we wind down the week. This event is 21+ Entry: $5-$10 suggested donation. Food and beverages available for additional cost. Check the ferry schedule at Casco Bay Lines.


Queer Speed Dating
5:30pm - 8:30pm, Quill Books

Meet some new folks you might want to get to know better, either as a friend or as something more. Participation is capped, so please RSVP or show up early to put your name on a waitlist for no-show openings. Three hour-long seatings at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm, each capable of seating three groups of thirteen individuals. All are welcome to shmooze before/during/after timeslots at the bar! Suggested donation of $5, no one turned away due to lack of funds. Ages 18+