Sunday, December 11 , 2016, 6:50 am | Overcast 58º

Posted on July 12, 2013 | 8:18 a.m.

Pacific Pride Festival Set for Saturday at Leadbetter Beach

Source: Tyson Halseth for the Pacific Pride Foundation

The Pacific Pride Foundation will host its annual gay pride festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara.

The Pacific Pride Festival’s mission is to build community, foster visibility, and celebrate sexual and gender diversity while raising funds for LGBT programs and services in Santa Barbara County. Every year the festival provides a safe, open space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its allies to come together and celebrate this multifaceted group.

After the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on the unconstitutionality of DOMA and with the newly restored freedom to marry in California, PPF will be celebrating the monumental strides in marriage equality achieved this past year. California now becomes the 30th state, including the District of Columbia, to recognize the marriage rights of same-sex couples in the country.

PPF welcomes a number of local dignitaries who will speak at the festival, including Rep. Lois Capps, state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assemblyman Das Williams and City Councilwoman Cathy Murillo.

A mobile testing unit will be on site where PPF’s community health outreach workers will administer free, anonymous HIV tests from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Food trucks, merchants and fellow nonprofits such as Equality California and the Human Rights Campaign will join PPF at the Pride Festival.


» Latrice Royale — RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist and reality TV phenomenon Latrice Royale is set to hit the stage in the afternoon and thrill festival-goers with her famous drag personality and performance.

» Exposé — PPF is proud to welcome 1980s musical sensation Exposé, the first girl group to have seven back-to-back Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and first group in history to have four Top 10 hits on their debut album.

» Second Annual “Put Your Paws Up” Dog Show — Show us your pet’s pride. Dress your furry friend in rainbow gear or showcase their talent with a trick. Put your imagination to work! The pet with the most Pride will take home the grand prize.

» Soon-to-be Wed Game — PPF will be hosting a Newlywed game spin-off as three couples compete on stage in a playful pre-nuptial “who know who best” contest. The lucky winners will be awarded a couples’ staycation gift basket complete with a one-night stay at a boutique hotel and dinner out on the town.

Entertainment Lineup

» Noon — Phantom Effect
» 12:40 p.m. — Johanna
» 1:10 p.m. — City Councilwoman Cathy Murrillo and Assemblyman Das Williams
» 1:20 p.m. — p.m. Put Your Paws Up Dog Competition
» 1:40 p.m. — Soon-to-be-Wed Game
» 1:55 p.m. — Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson
» 2 p.m. — Hir Bois
» 2:30 p.m. — Pretty Awesome
» 3 p.m. — Rep. Lois Capps
» 3:10 p.m. — Drag Show
» 3:50 p.m. — Latrice Royale
» 4 p.m. — Exposé
» 4:30 p.m. — Latrice Royale
» 4:40 p.m. — Deja Re & Hot Totties
» 5 p.m. — La Radia
» 5:30 p.m. — The Alley Project
» 5:40 p.m. — Saucy Monkey
» 6:20 p.m. — I Want My 80s

— Tyson Halseth is the development and events manager for the Pacific Pride Foundation.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk's intent is not to limit the discussion of our stories but to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and must be free of profanity and abusive language and attacks.

By posting on Noozhawk, you:

» Agree to be respectful. Noozhawk encourages intelligent and impassioned discussion and debate, but now has a zero-tolerance policy for those who cannot express their opinions in a civil manner.

» Agree not to use Noozhawk’s forums for personal attacks. This includes any sort of personal attack — including, but not limited to, the people in our stories, the journalists who create these stories, fellow readers who comment on our stories, or anyone else in our community.

» Agree not to post on Noozhawk any comments that can be construed as libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane, vulgar, harmful, threatening, tortious, harassing, abusive, hateful, sexist, racially or ethnically objectionable, or that are invasive of another’s privacy.

» Agree not to post in a manner than emulates, purports or pretends to be someone else. Under no circumstances are readers posting to Noozhawk to knowingly use the name or identity of another person, whether that is another reader on this site, a public figure, celebrity, elected official or fictitious character. This also means readers will not knowingly give out any personal information of other members of these forums.

» Agree not to solicit others. You agree you will not use Noozhawk’s forums to solicit and/or advertise for personal blogs and websites, without Noozhawk’s express written approval.

Noozhawk’s management and editors, in our sole discretion, retain the right to remove individual posts or to revoke the access privileges of anyone who we believe has violated any of these terms or any other term of this agreement; however, we are under no obligation to do so.


Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >