|ᴀᴄᴛɪᴠɪᴛɪᴇs (function) wrote,|
@ 2017-06-19 14:30:00
|welcome to redwood's annual pride celebration! all week long, the city of redwood will be hosting events to celebrate the diversity of redwood's lgbtq+ community, promote inclusiveness and self-expression, and inspire the continued fight for equality. whether you are a member of the lgtbq+ community or an lgtbq+ ally, we hope that everyone will partake in the festivities and get their pride on!|
LOVE IS LOVE AUCTION (THURSDAY-SATURDAY): a blind auction hosted by the hrc redwood community with all proceeds going towards the human rights campaign. bid on a mystery date based only on a few facts about someone's personality and interests. that’s right—no gender reveal until the end! dates can be romantic or completely platonic, but that's up to you and your mystery date. you can sign up for the auction here! if you are interested, please sign up by thursday the latest, otherwise we cannot guarantee you'll be included in the auction. thank you!
REDWOOD'S DRAG RACE (SATURDAY, 8-10PM): hosted by sasha velour from rupaul's drag race (who has agreed not to flag us for copyright infringement), redwood's drag race will be hosted beachside in glass cove. the entrance fee for the contest is $50 and all proceeds will go towards the trevor project. our judges will crown one drag queen and one drag king as winners who will share the redwood's drag race float in the parade the following day, so strut your stuff on the runway and show us your best lip syncing skills! the night will descend into a beachside rave and midnight foam party, so bring your glow sticks and rainbow glitter and get ready to dance into the early hours of the morning!
PRIDE PARADE (SUNDAY, 12-2PM): the annual redwood pride parade takes place through the streets of downtown redwood. local businesses and organizations can sponsor a float in the parade, and anyone who wants to can show up to walk in the parade or cheer from the sidelines. at the end of the parade will be a street fair complete with food trucks and booths from local vendors, organizations and charities for anyone wanting to learn how to get involved in advocacy, games, rides, and djs to keep the party going.
ooc note: comments on this post are enabled in case anyone has other suggestions for activities or events to occur during the week, especially things your character may run or participate in! the auctions will start going up late thursday afternoon and will run as long as it takes people to bid on everyone, and we will be putting up either two separate plot posts or one big plot post for the saturday/sunday events.