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turnaboutCome to Crossings this Saturday from 10 PM to 1 AM - GLSO Board members will be performing and competing in drag for the first time EVER! This is an event not to miss!

$5 Suggested Donation All proceeds will go to the GLSO Pride Center.

Crossings is at 117 N. Limestone

As a special bonus, we will be announcing some of our 2015 LexPride Fest entertainers at this event!


Welcome, Mark Johnson, to the Lexington Pride Festival committee!

189849_204996282846593_7736371_nThe 2015 Lexington Pride Festival planning committee would like to welcome Mark Johnson as the new Entertainment Chair for 2015 Pride.

Mark has a Master’s of Science in Social Work (MSSW) degree from the Kent School of Social Work/University of Louisville. He worked at the the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department as the Community Health Equity and Education Team Leader before retiring in July 2013. Mark is currently the MSM HIV Prevention Coordinator for the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Over the years, mark has been involved in numerous community activities such as:
GLSO Board
AVOL Board
Fairness Board
Ebony Male, Founding Member and Officer
Bluegrass Black Pride, Founding Member and Officer
Coordinated LGBT Health Assessment for Lexington
3 Time National Title Holder (Drag)
Moveable Feast Volunteer (1 year)
HIV/AIDS Educator (25+ years)
Cultural Sensitivity / Diversity Facilitator (20+ years)
LGBT Facilitator and Panelist for various conferences & workshops
Please join us in welcoming aboard Mark. His dedication towards our community will certainly show in his ideas and hard work planning for Pride. Be on the lookout very soon for the entertainer announcements posted on the website.

Lexington Pride Festival Now Part of InterPride!


We are proud to announce that we’ve recently become a member of InterPride, the international organization of LGBTI Pride organizations! Being a full member of this organization will network the GLSO and the Lexington Pride Festival with resources that will help us expand and make our event for exciting and profitable!

Some international InterPride members include San Francisco Pride, Heritage of Pride/NYC Pride, Pride Toronto, and Barcelona Pride. We are also Region partners locally with Prides such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Louisville, Nashville, Orlando and even New Orleans!

They are also extending us an invitation to attend the International InterPride Conference in October 2015 located this year in Las Vegas.

If you or anyone you know would like to donate toward the 2015 Lexington Pride Festival or specifically to committee members attending this international conference, please click the donate button below and put in the memo where your donation would like to go towards. Thank you!