Westport Pride: New Venue (Staples) For Sunday Celebration

It may rain on Sunday. But that won’t dampen Westport’s 2nd annual Pride celebration.

The event — with music, vendors and more — has been moved to the Staples High School auditorium (1 to 3 p.m.). All members of the LGBTQ+ community — and all allies and friends — are invited.

Musicians, speakers, clergy and political leaders will all be there. 1st Selectwoman Jen Tooker will issue a “June Pride Month” proclamation.

Also on tap: children’s art activities, face painting, hair and makeup, pride merchandise, swag and educational materials. The event is sponsored by Westport Pride.

Performers include Colin Konstanty and Mark Aguirre, Sarah Ferro, Jamie Mann, Ellery Bodell, Madelyn Spera, Vivian and Willa Shamie, Ellie Desautels with Denver Razzi and Camille Blundell, and Julie Lloyd.

Speakers include Will Haskell, John Dodig, Dan Woog, Kayla Iannetta, Pride Coalition students, Dr. Nikki Gorman, Jess Bengtson, Luke Foreman, Cantor Julia Cadrain, and MC Brian McGunagle.

Showing the flag at last year’s Westport Pride celebration. (Photo/Kerry Long)

6 responses to “Westport Pride: New Venue (Staples) For Sunday Celebration

  1. Peter Mihalick

    If anyone can tear The Selectwoman away from these photo ops maybe she can return voicemails left to her office 2 days ago. Residents would really appreciate any response from our elected officials.

  2. Marla Cowden

    To All Westport: As the proud mom of 2 adult LGBTQIA+ people, I hope to see everyone there!

  3. Dan Partlow

    Disgusting, this country’s moral fabric is being destroyed…..

  4. “They” are EVERYWHERE, rending that moral fabric left and right!