SLV Pride Fest 

August 2021 is SLV Pride Month!

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The 2021 SLV PrideFest is back and better than ever! Here is a list of activities that you can participate in for PrideFest 2021!

August 1-31, 2021 - Come see art from local LGBTQ+ artists at Milagros Coffee House 529 Main Street in Alamosa (corner of State Ave. & Main St.)  The art show will hang all month! There will be a special reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7. Come out and meet your next favorite artist!

August 7, 2021 - Grab your family and friends, lace up your skates and enjoy a night of Skating with PRIDE from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alamosa Rec Center Skating Rink. Skate rental charges apply.

PRIDEFEST CONTRIBUTORS

Janelle St. Christopher

I am a 5th generation descendant

of "The Valley."

My family trees are of Las Mesitas, Guadalupe, LosBatos and Conejos. 

I was born and raised in Denver, but my blood, heart and soul are of the San Luis Valley. I am a lifetime member of the SPMDTU, founded in Antonito, as were my grandparents and great grandparents. I have been entertaining as Janelle St. Christopher for almost 30 years. I was elected and served as Empress 34 of the Imperial Court of the Rocky Mountain Empire, the oldest LGBTQ+ organization in Colorado. I was also the 8th Miss Gay Pride of ALL Colorado 1995-1996. I always consider Alamosa my home away from home and always blessed to spending time with my family when I'm in Alamosa. It was an honor to entertain in the inaugural SLV Pride in 2019 and return in 2021. This year, my journey brings me home once again.

DJ SirQueen

Kansas City, MO

Crowd favorite DJ SirQueen is back in the SLV, and will be spinning our favorite gay anthems and club tunes during our virtual live-streamed show on Saturday night!   For more information :
https://www.facebook.com/thesirqueen

Aria PettyOne

Durango's Favorite Drag Alien

Aria PettyOne is a return performer for SLV PrideFest, and a seasoned veteran from Durango and the Four Corners Diversity Council!  

DaVaiVai

The current Miss Congeniality of Dragrango, the party princess of the dance floor is here to grace the stage at SLV Pride! 

She is fierce and stunning and only one year old!

It’s DaVaiVai!

     MaveRick

MaveRick is a dapper, suave and sexy Drag King. He is Northern Rocky Shining Star 2016, Mister rocky Mountain Shining Star 2017 and Mister Gay Pride of All Colorado 2018-19. MaveRick has performed all over the state of Colorado and parts of Wyoming. He is a family man, both in real life and in Drag Life. He performs monthly with the Glitter Drag Troupe and is a guest for many monthly and special shows throughout the year. MaveRick is an active member of the LGBTQIA community,  served as a board member at large for Northern Colorado Equality for 5 years. He uses his platform as a performer, to bring awareness and to help fundraise for various needs within the community, averaging about 15- 20 fundraisers a year. Venmo: @MaveRick_Smith3

  Bailey Carlson

Bailey Carlson was born and raised in Colorado, and has been perorming his entire life. Whether it's wearing flamboyant costumes on stage or telling embarrasing stories about himself, he loves to make people laugh and entertain. When not performing comedy or storytelling, Bailey explores the wilderness of Durango with his two dogs, and gains the calories he burned right back with IPAs and food.

Rose Hoedje

Rosé Hoedjé is the Indigenous queen!! Coming from the Navajo reservation she is a queen to watch. Performing for the crowd is what she lives for. When she hits the stage she brings you to the fantasy she has in her head. She will leave you gagging and wanting more!!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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We would like to thank the City of Alamosa and the Alamosa County Local Marketing District for their generous sponsorships so that we were able make Pride happen, and keep it free for everyone!

If you would like to donate to SLV Pride to help support our activities and programming which help our LGBTQ+ community members, we would appreciate it.  

Donations can be mailed to:

San Luis Valley Pride

P. O. Box 1948

Alamosa, CO  81101

To donate electronically, we do accept PayPal (sanluisvalleypride@gmail.com) and Venmo.  

SLV Pride is looking to build a rich history as an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community across the San Luis Valley and surrounding areas.