Hartford has many things, but LGBT Pride seems to have fallen away. Traditionally, LGBT pride parades and festivals have been held in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. Connecticut PRIDE lasted for thirty years and then fizzled out. Last year, the Pride event was scheduled to move to September. Nobody seems to know what happened with that.
This year, there is no evidence that there will be a Pride festival in Hartford.
That’s our loss.
Last weekend, Providence hosted the Rhode Island PrideFest and Parade.
Upon entering the vicinity of Waterplace Park and the Riverwalk, it was immediately obvious that there was a festival and that it was connected to the LGBT community. A rainbow of flags on the bridge was one clue; the droves of visitors clad in rainbow offered another. Continue reading 'The Suggestion Box: Pride'»
(left-to-right) Richard Nelson, Chris Gavreau, and Stephen Durham
Stephen Durham, the Freedom Socialist Party nominee for President in the 2012 general election, drove up from New York for the Thursday rush hour rally calling for Bradley Manning’s freedom. Continue reading 'Blowing Whistles for a Whistleblower'»
Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance (CIRA) and Connecticut Immigrant Voices Coalition (CIVIC) sponsored a rally and festival in Bushnell Park this weekend, with the afternoon’s events including musical performances, dance, and the telling of personal challenges with the immigration experience. Continue reading 'Multicultural Festival Promotes Immigration Reform'»
Sunday’s Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival del Coqui were lively and well-attended. Continue reading 'Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival del Coqui 2013'»
Keney Park was one of the sites for this year’s Connecticut Trails Day. Informative and fun, the event was less about the actual trails here in Hartford, and more of a celebration of what the city’s largest park has to offer.
“The pond is like a toilet,” Continue reading 'Connecticut Trails Day: Keney Park'»