BANGOR, Maine — The city’s annual pride festival in West Market Square will be held Saturday one week after thousands reportedly lined the streets of Portland for that city’s 25th annual Southern Maine Pride Parade and Festival.
Bangor Pride 2011 will begin at 6 p.m. Friday with the showing of the film, “Saving Marriage: The True Story of the Massachusetts Struggle to Win Marriage for Same-Sex Couples” at Equality Maine’s local office, 46 Bretton St. in Brewer.
The festival, sponsored by The Bridge Alliance, will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, followed by a dance in the square for high school and college aged youth. The afternoon event will include speakers, musicians, informational booths, a bouncy castle and other activities for children.
A relationship-building workshop aimed at gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender individuals will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 30, at Congregation Beth El, 183 French St., Brewer.
The Bridge Alliance was founded four years ago. It grew out of Northern Maine Pride, which for more than a decade sponsored the gay pride parade in Bangor. Since its founding four year ago, the Bridge Alliance has offered monthly dances, a prom and events for GLBT families, such as Halloween and Christmas parties.
For information, visit http://www.thebridgealliance.org/.