Jun. 8, 2015: ONE WEEK UNTIL PRIDE 2015

REGINA -- The largest and most vibrant LGBTQ pride festival in Regina's history will arrive in just seven days. The 26th annual Queen City Pride Festival runs June 15-21, and will feature international talent, brand-new events, and over 30 different activities for all ages and groups.

"I am absolutely excited for this year's festival," says Board of Directors representative Striker Wright. "In partnership with outstanding community groups, corporate sponsors, and funding agencies, we've developed a dynamic festival with events for youth, families, and adults. Everyone is welcome, whether you are are an ally, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, we want to see you at our events."

Talent for this year's festival include international music, TV, and drag star Shangela from RuPaul's Drag Race; Canadian recording artist Megan Lane; west-coast gay club DJ Del Stamp; and Regina-born Heather Molloy. The festival attracts tourists from across Canada and the United States.

New to this year's festival is the QCPride Awards, a gala evening honouring community leaders on Wednesday, June 17. The festival's pinnacle celebration is Saturday, June 20 with the Pride Parade, OUT in Victoria Park, and Pride After Dark - the official Pride after-party.

A full copy of the events schedule is available in the pocket-size Pride Festival Guide (from locations in Regina, Moose Jaw, and Saskatoon), the June 11 issue of Prairie Dog Magazine, or online at queencitypride.ca/events.

The Queen City Pride Festival celebrates Regina’s LGBTQ community is Saskatchewan's longest-running pride event. For press images and other news, visit queencitypride.ca/media.

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May 15, 2015: LGBTQ PRIDE 2015 SAYS “BE YOU”

REGINA – At its official launch party this evening, the Queen City Pride Festival announced its 2015 theme: “Be You,” a celebration of diversity, individuality, and uniqueness.

“Whether you’re gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, transgender, or queer, it’s important to embrace, celebrate, and acknowledge who you are,” remarks Pride Sponsorship Director Phil Ollenberg. “Our 2015 theme is about exactly that – you, and what makes you special.”

The Queen City Pride Festival is Regina’s annual celebration of LGBTQ diversity in Regina, and coincides with similar events province-wide. Regina’s 2015 festival will be its largest-ever, with over 30 events spanning June 15 to 21, with events for adults, youth, and families. The festival wraps up with an all-star event with RuPaul’s Drag Race star Shangela Laquifa, and west-coast club DJ Del Stamp.

The official launch marks the roll-out of the “Be You” campaign to TV, radio, web, and movie cinemas across southern Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, and North Dakota, driving LGBTQ tourists to Regina. The full schedule is now available at queencitypride.ca/events and in the official pocket-sized Pride Guide at locations across Regina.

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