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Indy Pride

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Six Must-Do Indy Pride Festival Events

Grammy nominee Mary Lambert will sing, as will Indy’s own Men’s Chorus. And there will be pets.

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Indy Pride Announces Parade Grand Marshals

Those 2014 Cadillac Barbie Pride Parade grand marshals include “a Bag Lady, an Indiana Fever guard, and two prominent soldiers in the battle against HJR-3.”

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Thirsty Scholar Issues Statement on 111 Cakery Controversy

Here’s the statement that Kevin Schmidlin released exclusively to IM. 111 Cakery’s Trish McGrath did not reply to multiple requests for comment.

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Indy Pride & More Team Up with Indiana Fever for Diversity Night

“It will be a great experience for all of us to join together in community for a goal—equality and acceptance,” says Fever player Layshia Clarendon.

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Country Crossover Singer Steve Grand to Play Indy Pride Festival

The chiseled, twang-centric sensation Steve Grand will perform on the main stage at the festival on June 14, with his viral hit “All-American Boy” in tow.

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Grammy Nominee Mary Lambert to Headline Indy Pride Event

The Girl Pride concert will showcase Lambert’s ability to elaborate freely on topics ranging from her love life to her abusive past.

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Photos: Indy Pride Festival Reaches Record Attendance—85,000

The festival and its parent organization make for a well-oiled machine at this point, with 1,000 human and 600 canine comers at its annual Pet Pride event, along with five felines, and 32,000 onlookers at its June 8 parade.

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Video: Pop Star Mýa and More Rock Indy Pride Festival Stage

About 85,000 attendees took in the day’s events, including the entertainment on three stages—DJs, drag queens, and song-and-dance acts. The week-long festival’s main day of events attracted about 15,000 more comers than in its previous two years, a sizable gain.

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What I Know: Coby Palmer

Best known as one of Indy’s top florists, he helped bring the city’s LGBT festival out of the closet.

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Exclusive: Ana Gasteyer to Headline June 7 Indy Pride Event

This just in: Stage and screen actress and singer Ana Gasteyer will star in a cabaret-style event on the evening of Friday, June 7, at The Columbia Club on Indianapolis’s Monument Circle. The Saturday Night Live alumnae will headline Pride Night at The Cabaret. Ticket information will be released soon.

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Incoming: Mýa to headline Indy Pride Festival on June 8

Circle City IN Pride Festival has announced by way of its new mobile app that the organization will welcome multi-hyphenate artist Mýa to its stage on Saturday, June 8, 2013, as the main event’s headliner. The singer-actress-dancer has released such hit tracks as “Case of the Ex,” “My Love Is Like Wo,” and—with Christina Aguilera, Pink, and others—a cover of “Lady Marmalade” for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, among other songs. She has also starred in the movie musical Chicago and appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars program. “Lady Marmalade” won her a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration in 2001.

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Q&A: Stephanie Swanson, Indy Pride Festival Chair

The Circle City IN Pride Festival saw a spike in attendance in 2012, both in terms of volunteer manpower and goers at every one of a week’s worth of events from June 2 through 9. Here, Stephanie Swanson, 2012 Indy Pride chair, shares her thoughts on the successes, shortcomings, and opportunities that Indy Pride, Inc., and the Indianapolis LGBT community have both now and moving forward.

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Indy Pride Festival: By the Numbers

Tens of thousands came out for the annual Circle City IN Pride Festival on June 9, and the organizers’ final numbers are in. Per Indy Pride’s own by-the-numbers Facebook post on June 26 and Stephanie Swanson, chair of Circle City IN Pride, here are some figures from that Saturday festival and the week of events leading up to it:

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Pick of the Litter: Pet Pride 2012

It was a downtown romp last night as dozens of dogs, cats, and even one ferret descended upon a parking lot at 707 N. Senate Ave. Indy Pride’s second-annual Pet Pride event drew more than 500 (human) attendees, up from about 320 last year in its first inception.

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