June 23, 2014

Second Pride 2014

Second Pride is here once again. The festival started on June 20th and will run through 29th.

I took some pictures today on each of the three sims. But there is plenty more to see.

A good place to start is at the main headquarters sim. It is the one permanent sim, while the others are donated for the duration of the festival. If you were wondering, where the Second Pride board and membership meet, this is it. Check out the conference hall and the non-profit center.

While you are at the main sim, pop by the Harvey Milk museum or the new memorial chapel.
Jak and Marge are working hard during Pride.

The festival Art Gallery features excellent works by established SL artists. There are great works at the Sculpture Garden as well. More art can be found in some of the booths around the sims.

Make sure you go see the Stonewaill Inn Museum. It is right next to the East sim event area, so easy to find. I went to two events today. Spent some quality time dancing with Khar, Petr, Marge and everyone else that was in attendance.

I found riding my wearable bike a nice way to explore the sims and get from one event to another. You should go see the fun park, by the way. It has a lot of rides and attractions.
(My pride themed outfit is by Cute'N Crazy and the steampunk bike is from Pan's. The banana peel mustache is from Forever Tiny. Each of the items were made for dinkie avatars but these stores also have items for regular tinies.)
There are a lot of non profits with booths at the Second Pride. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled. There is a lot of good we can do by donating and participating. I also found at least one LBGT friendly church and two memorial spots, when looking around the shopping streets.
I set up a booth for the Rainbow Tinies, too. You will know it from afar as it has a big flashy paw print on the floor.
I of course had to check the café for cakes, being the Cake Fox. Did not see any but I did find some yummy looking pies. I liked seeing businesses around the sims supporting the LBGT community and being open minded. I also saw a historic themed avenue that those into roleplaying will enjoy.

A really clever surprise was the parade at the East sim. It is self rezzing and ongoing, so you can catch it whenever you wish during the pride week. The parade is a long one with floats appearing and dissappearing for quite a while, but I thought it was well worth the time. You can of course just watch some of it to get the idea.

I want to thank everyone who put their time and effort into making this a great festival, again. Happy pride!

(Posted by Pieni)

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