Monday, June 24, 2019

Closing Speech by Chair @SP2019

"DJ Regi will be up momentarily with our Grand Finale party until who knows when, but we wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you, present and not, who has come out and danced and played and had an amazing Pride celebration with us. Without you, there’d be no reason for us to do this. We deserve to feel good about who we are, to be proud of who we are, and boy have we done that this week!"
Chairperson Lee McKay by Fornith Cayshun
"I want to tell you that I have been overwhelmed by the compliments that I have received personally this week, and I know my fellow board members have also been receiving them. We’ve heard that this is your favorite Pride celebration, the best you’ve been to in Second Life, and so many other accolades. I can’t tell you how it makes us feel. It’s not that we want praise, it’s that we want YOU to be happy and enjoy yourselves in the best way possible, and it sounds like we may just have gotten it right.
I told you last week in my opening remarks that I would forget to thank someone, and I did. I want to recognize Andy Bates and Souix for three amazing art installations around the region. Two are called “Faces of Pride” and one is our “Stonewall 50” exhibit, which is a history in photographs. If you haven’t seen those, please take the time to check them out.  We have already been invited to present those exhibits at another venue!
That brings me to a reminder that this is not the end of Second Pride for the year…it’s more a beginning. The region will stay as it is, everything will be right here, shops and all, for you to visit anytime, bring friends, hang out, just enjoy yourselves. AND, we will begin soon having smaller events on a fairly regular basis, and you can definitely look forward to larger events and activities for Halloween, Winter, and other special times of the year. Please, remain a member of the Second Pride Festival Group to be kept up to date on what’s going on, and also check on our website at www.second-pride.com. In fact, coming up next weekend, we have Pride Fest, presented by FMD and The 40 Thieves in conjunction with Second Pride. All proceeds benefit Rainbow Railroad. Click one of the white posters outside the dance area to receive a landmark, and we definitely hope to see all of you there!
I want to thank Tootsie and her team for their hard work in keeping us secure for the last ten days, and tell her to go get some much needed sleep!
On July 14th at noon, in accordance with the Second Pride Bylaws, we will hold the annual meeting of the Board and Members. Also, you may remember that we tried to vote on a minor Bylaw change at the start of Pride, and the lag killed the voting machines immediately. We will complete that voting before the 14th if all goes well now that the lag is gone.
Okay, thank you all again, and without further delay, Regi….take it home for us….let the Grand Finale begin!"

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Tenth & Final Day of Second Pride Festival 2019

It's the last day of Pride and it feels a bit bitter-sweet, but let's make the most of it! Here is today's line-up of entertainment. Please enjoy!

Friday, June 21, 2019