Same Sex Street Party Thursday

SAMESEX 2014 parade.

From City Lights Gallery:

The 5th Annual Exhibit, SAMESEX 2015 at City Lights Gallery is a gender inclusive art exhibit and event of painting, photography, wigs, head dresses, fiber art, and projected art. Featured work includes photographic and audio documentation of individuals expressing their thoughts on gender identity by “Gender Projected,” fiber art by Nancy Moore and Ellen Schinderman and lenticular images by Miggs Burroughs that change as the viewer walks by.

OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
$10 Suggested Donation.

The exhibit and opening festivities celebrate gender equality for all, discrimination for none and the creativity of the artist community. SUPPORT City Lights with a $10 admission fee and receive two drink tickets courtesy of or neighbors, TIAGO’s restaurant. Enjoy food, live music and activities, including hoola-hooping and body painting demonstration.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS INCLUDE: Miggs Burroughs, Patte Corcoran, Chris Crouch, Sue Czark, Mina de Haas, David Enriquez, Daniel Eugene, Thomas Evans, Arthur Gerstein, Kenn Hopkins, Cassandra Mendoza, Ricky Mestre, Cherish Minor, Nancy Moore, Stefan Novotny, Joe Radoccia, Sassie Saltimboca, Santiago Sanchez, Ellen Schinderman, Richard Taddei, Lee Walther.

SAMESEX Drag Contest & Pride Parade
As a part of the Annual 2015 SAMESEX Art Exhibit at City Lights Gallery “Opening Night Festivities” there will be a “DRAG CONTEST for QUEENS & KINGS”!! THREE $100 PRIZES for the categories of “BEST HAIR”, “BEST MAKE-UP” & “BEST OVERALL LOOK”! The 2015 theme for the SAMESEX Art Exhibit is “Gender Identity”. Contestants must register the day of the event & participate in the PRIDE PARADE as part of the evening events.

CITY LIGHTS & COMPANY is a non-profit arts organization that serves the community through art, located in downtown Bridgeport, CT.

City Lights is located in downtown Bridgeport easily accessible from I-95, Route 8, the Post Rd and Metro North at 37 Markle Court Bridgeport CT.

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with your support we can continue to produce free community-based art programs for another 10 years. THANK YOU!

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  1. Now here is a City event likely to be Open, Accountable and Transparent as well as fun. See all the politicians there? Or will they be hanging at McLevy only? Time will tell.

    1. Ron, would you have laughed if I marched in that parade carrying a confederate flag? I am just curious. Why you had to even mention my name speaks volumes.

  2. Before I leave for the Finch announcement, I did want to mention I will at McLevy Green tomorrow at 6-ish and I was totally unaware of this parade until an hour ago and of course I will walk to City Lights to see a fun parade where the stereotypes are embraced with pride. You would have thought the largest city in the state had a pride parade 10 years ago, but hey better late than never.


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