From: San Jose Pride President <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: December 11, 2012, 5:53:12 AM PST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
San Jose PRIDE Invites All of Whomanity! to a Who-riffic Holiday Extrvaganza
Come Chanuukkah. Come Kwanza. Come all … to join the Who-riffic Holiday Extravaganza on 12.12.12 from 6 to 10 PM at Cabrito’s Mexican Bistro in Downtown San Jose.
Bring your Who! Bring your Grinch! Bring your WTF Holiday Sweater!
At the door, donate gifts for youth and/or non-perishable food or $5. FOOD & GIFTS BENEFIT the Health Trust Holiday Food Basket and YOUTH 12-16 (Suggestions: gift cards, clothes, music, movies, games, holiday food items, baking supplies, etc.).
click Whovilation Gift Shop Booth Application for vendor information.
In spirit of the Grinch, “It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bag.” Maybe the holiday season, “… means a little bit more.”
“Welcome, all Whos…Far….And…Near.”
There is dancing, photos with the Grinch, a fancy and a WTF holiday sweater contest, and drink specials, so wear a fabulous outfit or your ugliest holiday sweater while sipping a Grinch cocktail or Cindy Lou Who-tini. Feast on $2 Who-tacos and bring along the little Whogirls and little Whofellas, this event if for entire family.
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For Whos not able to attend and wish to make donations for Youth can be dropped off at the Billy De Frank LGBTQQ Community Center now through Dec. 21 phone (408) 293-3040. Also FOOD and gifts for YOUTH can be delivered to The Health Trust of Silicon Valley Food Basket Program phone (408) 297-1294.
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Bring your WHO! Bring your GRINCH!
Bring your WTF Holiday Sweater!
All are invited to join the Who-riffic Holiday Extravaganza
on 12.12.12 from 6-10 PM @ Cabrito’s in San Jose. This is off the WHO!
with performances by singing sensation
Xavier Toscano and comedian-homie-writer Sqweeks Morales.
FOOD & GIFTS donations BENEFIT The Health Trust FOOD BASKET program.
Also included are dancing, a dress-up and WTF Sweater Contest, drink specials, and a diva drag show. Get gifts for that special Who in your life at our Whovilation Gift Shop.
Click Whovilation Gift Shop Booth Application for vendor information.
@ the door donate $5, gifts for youth, and or non-perishable food (Suggestions: special holiday food items, baking supplies, etc.) – FOOD & GIFTS BENEFIT The Health Trust FOOD BASKET and YOUTH 12-16 (Suggestions: gift cards, clothes, music, movies, games, etc.).
Tell all the Who’s you know.
Jun ’12, 1/3 – San Jose Pride Status
San Jose PRIDE guests on Outlook Video. Tom Smith interviews SJP Roman Fernando, VP & Eydie Mendoza, Publicist on reinvention and being a more interactive festival this year, recorded in May for a June 2012 viewing.
09/27/12 San Jose PRIDE National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day Events Album slideshow. Proudly, Brix Night Club and Splash Video Dance Bar participated in the Santa Clara County STD & HIV Prevention and Control Program collaborated events in support and for awareness along with Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), Project 4PLAY and n2men.org. Thank you everyone who participated and to the photographers Kat FitzGerald Art, Nic Caleb, and Sandeep Gill.
The Celebration is set to kick off on Saturday, August 18 at 12:00 PM at Discovery Meadow, located at West San Carlos St. and Woz Way in the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens in San Jose, Calif. 95110. Saturday is a “Community Day” highlighting local talent, vendors, food, and fun. This day opens with a Traditional Aztec ceremony and Danza performance by Tlaloc-Chalchihuitlicue of San Jose and encounter PRIDE’s 1st Community local artist sidewalk chalk event called Avenue of Art. Individual artists and groups interested in participating visit our chalk art site for details, as space is limited.
SATURDAY ENTERTAINMENT Headliner is singer, actor, dancer and philanthropist, Derek Jameson who recently released his debut album The Invention of Love and his upcoming horror film is Bloody Mary 3D. Saturday is hosted by Master of Ceremony Diamond John and Ms. Jeanne, San Francisco Comedian Carrie Avritt, and CHEER San Francisco.
SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT Headliners feature Grammy Award Winning Singer and Tony Award Winning Actress Jennifer Holiday, the Dominican singing sensation Kat Deluna, and from the hit television show The Vampire Diaries Kat Graham sings her new single “Put Some Graffiti on Me,” and also performing are Circuit music sensations, DJ Tony Moran and performer Flava. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate the day of the Celebration.
New this year, along with various food, retail, art, crafts and informational booths, PRIDE presents a Health & Wellness Pavilion sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and the Health Trust. The pavilion includes community organizations offering information on nutrition, smoking, addiction and HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and testing. Also PRIDES’s partnership with Breathe California created a $5000 grant to support the Smoking Cessation Ash Kicker courses in the spring, and the marketing of this year’s smoke free family friendly festival. There is a Fun Zone area with games and activities. Also, San Jose PRIDE and local leather organizations and specialists have collaborated on the return of Leather Land (a leather area) to the festival this year. Businesses, organizations, and artisans interested in participating are encouraged to apply today.
Friends of Pride donors are community members who donate at least $100 will receive a VIP PRIDE experience. Presenting Sponsor for $15,000, Platinum Sponsor for $10,000, Gold Sponsor for $5,000, Silver Sponsor for $2,500 and Bronze Sponsor for $1,000 are financial levels of sponsorship for the PRIDE Celebration. Also available are designated sponsorships for naming rights to the entrances, Leather Land, volunteer t-shirts and the Fun Zone.
Vendors, Sponsors, Volunteers and Fans please visit sanjosepride.com or call 408-475-5428 for forms, information, and participation. GPCCSJ, Inc. strives to represent the community to provide inspiration, resources and hope to a diverse and multi-generational LGBT & allied community, so all are invited to celebrate “Equality for Everyone” with PRIDE.
The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center participated in the 2012 San Jose 4th of July Rose, White and Blue Parade and Festival and San Jose PRIDE CFO & Publicist Eydie Mendoza marched along with BDF staff and volunteers.
San Jose PRIDE Boardmembers along with other fans featured in San Jose Sharks Fans’ “You Can Cheer!” video inspired by You Can Play during the 2nd Annual LGBT Sharks Night at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.