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2012 Pride Schedule

Events, nightlife, parade and other celebrations

By Staff · June 27th, 2012 · Pride
Wednesday, June 27 

6:30 p.m. St. John United Church of Christ Night at the Movies will present Thy Will Be Done a documentary that follows male-to-female transsexual Sara Herwig on her journey to ordination in the Presbyterian Church. 520 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky. Free. rwinters70@gmail.com, 859-496-1477.

7-10 p.m. Wiggin’ OUT 3! Supporting Pride 2012! will feature a collection of Below Zero Lounge and Cabaret staff and special guests, including hostesses Penny Tration, Brooklyn Steel-Tate and Anita GreenCard (wink). There is a limited number of seating available; suggested $10 donations will benefit Cincinnati Pride 2012 and include a ticket for a $100 cash door prize. Wigs, any shape or color, are strongly encouraged. Below Zero Lounge, 1122 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-9376.

Thursday, June 28 

7 p.m. Greater Cincinnati Pride Interfaith Service: More than a dozen clergy and leaders from across the rainbow of religious perspectives will lead this service which honors how diverse faiths respect and embrace people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Council of Greater Cincinnati. Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church, 103 William Howard Taft Road, Mount Auburn.


8-10 p.m. Japp’s Pride Benefit will feature raffle prizes, pride T-shirts and VIP dog tags for sale, along with Japp’s special “Pride Punch” and love entertainment from some ladies from The Cabaret. Japp’s Since 1879, 1134 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-1524.

Friday, June 29 

9 p.m.- 3 a.m. Skyy Vodka Pub Crawl: Four shuttle loops, 16 stops and 17 bars, all for $10 per person. Attendants on each bus will take payment for wristbands that grant free access to any bar charging a cover. North Loop covers Northside, Central Loop visits downtown bars, South Loop hits Northern Kentucky and Adonis Loop goes to On Broadway and Adonis. $10. An online map and QR code are available at www.cincinnatipride.org.

Saturday, June 30 

11 a.m. The Cincinnati Pride 2012 Parade will start at Seventh and Culvert streets and proceed south on Vine Street, east on 5th, south at Walnut and travel down Freedom Way to Great American Ball Park and toward Sawyer Point.

Noon-9 p.m. The Cincinnati Pride 2012 Festival will take place at Sawyer Point and kick off with proclamations from Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and County Commissioner Todd Portune, along with various entertainment including the Amaya Sexton & Friends Club Masque drag, Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, comedian/musician Kevin Thornton and music during the evening on the Kroger stage. The CityBeat stage will feature DJ Jules, David Hernandez from American Idol, a drag show and other musical acts through 6 p.m. Sawyer Point, Downtown. 

Sunday, July 1 

11 a.m.-1 p.m. After Pride Brunch: Re-charge your batteries with brunch before heading to NKY Pride. Below Zero Lounge is teaming up with Palomino to host a brunch that features a $20 breakfast buffet and includes coffee and sodas. Cash bar with $5 Bloody Marys and mimosas. It’s within walking distance of the host hotel, the Millennium Cincinnati. Palomino, 505 Vine St., Downtown.

1-8 p.m. This year’s Northern Kentucky Pride festival will include family fun and entertainment, local vendors, various performances and food and drink. Corner of Seventh and Bakewell streets, Covington. 



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