Video montage of the “Moving Forward Together” San Jose Pride Festival in August 2011 | Videography by Paul Baker www.paulbakerportfolio.com
For Immediate Release
May 10, 2012
Pride’s Gone Wild Since San Jose Just Wanna Have Fun
By Eydie Mendoza
San Jose Gay PRIDE Celebration Committee of San Jose, Inc. (GPCCSJ Inc.), also known as San Jose PRIDE and EDEN/EDEN Pride Events are proud to announce a productive collaboration for 2012 in bringing them back to the South Bay.
San Jose PRIDE is ecstatic about partnering with EDEN Pride Events, in order to bring the community more festive options, especially for the women who want to do just that, have some fun.
Christine De La Rosa aka Miz Chris, Founder of EDEN/EDEN Pride Events is known for putting on quality LGBTQIAA productions throughout the United States, locally, regionally and nationally. EDEN Pride Events is entering its fourth year and she has more to boast about, she is also owner of the oldest genderqueer site Butch-Femme.com.
Miz Chris says, “Eden is very excited to be joining San Jose Pride this year and looks forward to a long, engaging and successful partnership.”
“Since I have lived in San Jose for many years,” Shanta Franco-Clausen of EDEN aka Shay adds, “I am excited about the events we can create and give our patrons of San Jose a taste of EDEN will be a great experience.”
San Jose PRIDE and EDEN will produce two pre-PRIDE benefit parties downtown, and is also offering two woman’s events on Friday and Saturday of PRIDE weekend, just the way EDEN does it with great music, your favorite dancers, and local bartenders.
Miz Chris expresses, “The EDEN Team is a collection of women from different ethnicities, ages, sizes, socio-economic backgrounds and gender identities who believe in building creative spaces and events for the people we serve … all with a commitment to providing the best experiences for our clientele.”
Shay, also explains, how much the EDEN Team takes pride in producing events for all women, with various music genres, “But more so, an environment that welcomes all Lesbians. We work extremely hard to make the events comfortable place for women to feel at home.”
Join San Jose PRIDE in welcoming them back with open arms!
“In 2010 EDEN produced Fire & Ice, a very successful after party for San Jose Pride,” states Miz Chris. “We love the South Bay, so we are ecstatic to be returning this year to bring amazing events to the women of the South Bay and our friends and allies during San Jose Pride 2012.”
Shay shares, “Working together to create a great environment for the women of my community… means so much.” She returned (back home) to the Bay Area in 2011 and is especially looking forward to making the EDEN and San Jose Pride events fantastic.
San Jose PRIDE looks forward to seeing everyone in the community celebrate this year because we truly believe in Equality for All!
For more information on these and future events, visit our web site www.sanjosepride.com, our blog, follow us on Twitter, and “Like us” on Facebook. If you are not familiar with EDEN, yet, visit their web site www.edeninthebay.com to find out about their festivities, and experience the 2012 San Francisco EDEN Pride Events June 21 – 24.
2011 San Jose Pride in August was blessed with moderate to hot weather, so there was dancing, rock climbing, and volley ball.
Saturday was family day, this year GLBT & Allied youth filled with PRIDE attended, many wore fairy and rainbow gear.
On Sunday the stages were adorned with beautiful Go-go Dancers, Top Drawer Drag Kings and Queens Performers, amazing talented local musicians and with Luciana headlining, who completely rocked the stage.