(I'm keeping this at the top of the blog throughout PrideFest.  Scroll down for other current blog posts since Monday)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - Pittsburgh City Council will approve the PrideFest Proclamation, 10 AM, City Council Chambers.

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - The 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival, a showcase of eight one-act plays with lgbt themes, will take place June 15-25, 2006 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Co., 542 Penn Avenue (at the corner of Penn and 6th in Pittsburgh's cultural district), downtown. Tickets for show times are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You can contact the box office at 412-288-0358 or email them at pittsburghpridetheaterfestival@yahoo.com for more information.

Friday, June 16, 2006 - Pittsburgh's 1st Dyke March kicks off at the Carnegie Mellon lawn at Forbes & Moorewood Avenue.  Gather as early as 5 PM to mingle, make signs and meet the organizers.  The March itself kicks off at 6:30. We are bisexuals, trannydykes, lesbians, boi-dykes, femmes, butches, femmedykeboi's, butchdykeboys, multisexuals, brazen femmes, soft butches, genderqueers, and many more ...For more information, dykemarchpgh@yahoo.com.

Friday, June 16, 2006 - Pride Movie by the Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Society.  "Say Uncle"   7 PM at the Southside Works followed by after-party at Tuscany (with ticket stub).  For more information, www.plgfs.org

Saturday, June 17, 2006 - Pittsburgh PrideFest

Awareness March - kicks off at Ross Street at 12 PM, winds through town and the Arts Festival then across the Roberto Clemente Bridge to the festival location on the North Shore. 

Festival -  1 PM - 5 PM at Riverfront Park on the North Shore (near Heinz Field)  Performers, tons of vendors, a DJ second stage, and a chance to see all the homos who come down to Pgh once a year to mingle in a big family friendly homo loving environment (my words). 

Pride Night at PNC Park  -- come out and be part of the homo-contingent rooting for the buccos.  How gay is that!  Tickets will be on sale at PrideFest (yes, the Pirates are setting up a booth).  A portion of the sales go to the GLCC.

Sunday, June 18, 2006 - Family Pride Pancake Brunch at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.  10 AM worship; 11:30 am brunch. 

Click here and here for more specific. 

Now there are two interesting rumors floating around.  First, is that Governor Ed Rendell will be kicking off the Awareness March with a few well-chosen words possibly including "Ladies Start Your Engines!" to our very own dykes on bikes. 

Second, is that the divine and delightful Margaret Cho may be popping up at PrideFest since she is in town for the weekend performing at the Improv. 

Remains to be seen ....