Eastern Sierra Pride Festival, June 4 – 5, 2022 in Bishop, CA

 

First-of-its-kind Pride Festival to Celebrate Local and Visiting LGBTQIA2SP+ Community

Eastern Sierra Pride is spearheading its inaugural Pride Festival on June 4th and 5th at the Tri-County Fairgrounds, and other venues, in Bishop. This is a first-of-its-kind festival for the Eastern Sierra area.

The festival will include a drag show, dancing, a Tupperware party, bingo, musical
performances, stand-up comedy, and more. The June 4th events are for people aged 18 and
older; June 5th events are for all ages. The Tupperware party on June 5th will be held at C5
Studios.

In addition to the scheduled Pride Festival events, there will be many local businesses and
organizations hosting vendor and informational booths on the 5th.

“We are ecstatic to launch our first Pride Festival for the Eastern Sierra! Having our festival
during our first-ever Pride Month, as recognized by the County of Inyo, is icing on the cake,”
said Deena Davenport-Conway, President, Eastern Sierra Pride. “We can’t thank the Tri-County
Fairgrounds, C5 Studios, our sponsors, vendors, and volunteers enough for all of their support.”

For full details on the Eastern Sierra Pride Festival, sponsorship, vendors, and volunteer
opportunities, please visit https://www.easternsierrapride.org and follow @easternsierrapride on social media.

In addition to organizing the Pride Festival, Eastern Sierra Pride will continue to host local
community meetups in Bishop on the 1st Monday of each month at Mountain Rambler Brewery, 6pm-9pm, and in Mammoth Lakes on May 25th and June 15th at Mammoth Brewing Company, 6pm-9pm (all ages welcome at both locations).

About Eastern Sierra Pride
Eastern Sierra Pride’s mission is to cultivate an Eastern Sierra where LGBTQIA2SP+ people
are celebrated, embraced, and supported. Eastern Sierra Pride will work to ensure that our
LGBTQIA2SP+ community is treated with dignity and respect, and has equal access to
employment, housing, and all services needed to live a safe, healthy, and meaningful life in all
our local settings, including business, cultural, educational, faith-based, recreational, and other.

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Ruby Vanity
Ruby Vanity
7 months ago

What time does it start on Sunday?

Tinner
Tinner
7 months ago

Every group gets to show their pride with the exception of one, and if they do they are viciously attacked and accused of being something they’re not.
Wait, “Tupperware party”? I didn’t even know Tupperware was still in existence.

Sami
Sami
7 months ago
Reply to  Tinner

What group would that be, Tinner? And where are these “vicious attacks” taking place?

Dan
Dan
7 months ago
Reply to  Tinner

What is that one that you think doesn’t show their Pride? Was it a group that historically oppressed people in America or a group that was historically oppressed? For instance, Boston has a huge St. Patrick’s Day celebration as both Irish and Catholics faced oppression in the early days of… Read more »

Robert
Robert
7 months ago

Is there going to be a festival queen for the event?

JUBIE
JUBIE
7 months ago
Reply to  Robert

That would be awesome!!

Robert
Robert
7 months ago
Reply to  JUBIE

Count me in.

Robert
Robert
7 months ago
Reply to  JUBIE

I would love to have a Drag Queen pageant. Winner reins over next years event.

JOlie
JOlie
7 months ago
Reply to  Robert

What is the point of Drag Queens please?

JUBIE
JUBIE
7 months ago
Reply to  JOlie

Fun JOlie, fun!

Jubie
Jubie
7 months ago

So awesome! I’m proud of Bishop!

Sally
Sally
7 months ago

“LGBTQIA2SP+” Where does the keyboard mash stop? In the pursuit of inclusivity, you’ve lost all ability to appreciate how ridiculous this looks to the casual observer.

Sami
Sami
7 months ago
Reply to  Sally

The 2SP addition is specifically inclusive of our local native populations two-spirit members.

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
7 months ago
Reply to  Sally

Have you ever tried to explain “Bishop Mule Days” to a casual observer ?

Robert
Robert
7 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

Many small towns have a Testicle Festival. Explaining Mule Days is easy.

Dan
Dan
7 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

I call it the Cowboy Cosplay Convention. And fight the urge to spell those with “K”s.

Last edited 7 months ago by Dan
Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
7 months ago
Reply to  Dan

LMAO LOL ROFL ! Oh, sorry Sally!

Sabrina Strong(Her)
Sabrina Strong(Her)
7 months ago
Reply to  Dan

as an “Elder” of the community , i have Advocated for the use of the word QUEER as an Umbrella term for 20 years now , to almost no avail. I really hate the Alphabet Soup …

Dan
Dan
7 months ago

Yeah, it’s a lot more common in academic circles and I honestly like it as a general term myself, but it does have a history as a slur and as one specifically targeting gay men (versus inclusive groups), but I don’t think it’s beyond reclaiming. I mean, “punk” was also… Read more »

William
William
7 months ago
Reply to  Sally

Meanwhile the governments agenda for JEDI “Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion” promoted the discrimination of people who found the idea of wearing a mask or injecting themselves with experimental substances abhorrent. JEDI for me but not for ye is what they really mean. They use the LGBTQAI2sp+LMNOP as their front organization… Read more »

Dan
Dan
7 months ago
Reply to  William

Your anger about JEDI makes your allegiance clear, Sith.

I mean, that and your obvious embrace of anger and hatred.

😀

William
William
7 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Thanks for taking your stance on this which proves my point perfectly. Somehow, in your convoluted thinking, you take my point that the JEDI agenda is full of hypocrisy as me being hateful. Somehow, me saying that the JEDI agenda promotes discrimination and hate against certain people makes me hateful…… Read more »

Dan
Dan
7 months ago
Reply to  William

William, The truth of the matter is that the instant you hit submit on “people who found the idea of wearing a mask or injecting themselves with experimental substances abhorrent”, you lost any credibility. I’m laughing because you are a joke. There are some bigoted people in these discussions who… Read more »

William
William
7 months ago
Reply to  Dan

You brought it full circle. It is clear your JEDI is for ye but not for me. Your words expose the hate in your heart. Judging me with labels that are completely unfounded demonstrates this perfectly. Full circle.. most likely due to your own self hatred.

Mono Person
Mono Person
7 months ago
Reply to  Sally

I just asked what was the IA, like a month ago….and now they added 2sp+….LOL…just use +, it’s more inclusive!