Like so many other organizations, The Westmoreland has had to move our planned programs into the virtual realm. While we had planned a one night event to celebrate Pride at the end of June, we have decided to have a virtual weeklong celebration instead!
This very special Pride Celebration Week will be offered virtually July 27 – July 31 in partnership with PFLAG Greensburg, The Westmoreland LGBTQ Interfaith Network, and the Keystone Pride and Equality Coalition. Sponsored by First Energy Foundation.
Each day we will present a special program to highlight the talents of LGBTQIA+ artists, performers, with fun and creative programs including a Drag Bingo, performance by dance-pop artist Bryce Bowyn, informative Q&A’s with local LGBTQIA+ organizations, Drag Queen Art Critiques, and much more!
LGBTQIA+ Organization Spotlight Videos are short videos to provide LGBTQIA+ organizations a space to discuss their resources, services and missions. The organizations that we will be featuring interviews with are:
- PGH Equality Center
Pittsburgh Equality Center (PEC) provides gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, their families and supporters in Western Pennsylvania with resources and opportunities to promote visibility, understanding, and equality within the LGBT communities and the community at large. The PEC will work toward these goals through education, social support, networking, and advocacy.
- Reel Q, Pittsburgh Film Festival
The Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Society began in 1982 as the Lesbian and Gay Film Series, a project of the Pittsburgh’s Gay and Gay Community Center, with the goal of providing opportunities for viewing media by and about lesbian, trans, gay, and queer people and their experiences. In addition, PLGFS provides a crucial service to the cultural vitality of Pittsburgh, designed to support LGBTQ+ artists, and to provide a much-needed cultural outlet for the LGBTQ+ community of Pittsburgh.
- Dreams of Hope
Dreams of Hope provides the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied (LGBTQA+) youth a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, and develop as leaders. Their creative contributions educate audiences, build awareness, and increase acceptance.
All events are free and will be shared on The Westmoreland’s Facebook and YouTube.
Pride Celebration Week Schedule
Monday, July 27 – Drag Queen Make-up Tutorial with Phoenix Fatale, 7pm
- There’s more to drag queen makeup than meets the eye, and it‘s an art that needs impressive skills. Find out more about the art of drag queen make up by attending a live Drag Queen Make-up Tutorial with Phoenix Fatale, Monday, July 27, 7pm.
- Drag performance is a powerful art form that has became increasingly accepted, and now celebrated, thanks to the activism of those in the LGBTQIA+ community. There is no substitute for the power of a live drag performance, but until you can attend one in person, tune into the Museum’s Facebook, Tuesday, July 28, 7pm and experience a number of drag queen performances!!
- HOSTESS: Scarlet Fairweather PERFORMERS: Danyel Vasquez, Eddie Alabaster, Phoenix Fatale, Alora Chateaux, Shari Turner, Tootsie Snyder, and Scarlet Fairweather
- Please note, the Drag Queen Performances contains mature themes and profanity. Viewer discretion is advised.
- Watch STONEWALL, Paving the Way to Gay Pride by Mathilde Fassin, introduced by Reel Q, Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ+ film festival, 8pm.
- About STONEWALL, Paving the Way to Gay Pride: Every year in June, the Gay Pride parade is a wild party. It hasn’t always been like this. While 2020 marks its 50th anniversary, it was originally the first time gays and lesbians walked the streets in New York, claiming publicly to be out, and this procession was intended to commemorate the Stonewall riots that had occurred a year earlier.
- Please note, the documentary contains mature themes/situations, including discussion of suicide, violence, and the use of homophobic language. Viewer discretion is advised.
Wednesday, July 29 – Drag Bingo hosted by Alora Chateaux, 7-8:30pm
- Join us for a night of laughter and excitement at drag queen bingo hosted by Alora Chateaux from the comfort of your own home!
1. Draw a 5×5 grid OR click here to create virtual and printable bingo cards!
2. Fill in with your favorite numbers for each column::
B : 1-15
I : 16-30
N : 31-45
G : 46-60
O : 61-75
3. Tune into our Facebook at 7pm and play Drag Bingo
4. Comment on the Facebook post if you win!
Thursday, July 30 – Sketch Comedy, 5pm, & Drag Queen Art Critique, 7-7:30pm
- CANCELLED – Sketch Comedy with Matty Malloy, 5pm
- Please note, the Sketch Comedy Set contains mature themes and profanity. Viewer discretion is advised.
- We regret to inform you that tonight’s Sketch Comedy Set with Matty Malloy at 5pm has been cancelled due to technical difficulties. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause, but hope that you still join us for the Facebook Premiere of the Drag Queen Art Critique by Alora Chateaux and Tootsie Snyder, at 7pm.
- Drag Queen Art Critique by Alora Chateaux and Tootsie Snyder, 7pm
- Experience the infectious melodies and high-octane spectacle of dance-pop artist Bryce Bowyn during his musical performance on Friday, July 31, 7pm!
- Bryce Bowyn is a dance-pop singer-songwriter based in Washington, DC. He is originally from Latrobe, Pennsylvania. With his anthemic electropop and magnetic visuals, Bryce is ready to bring his brand of uncensored, unfiltered dynamism to the pop music forefront.