This was the first time Colorado West Pride (CWP) had so many events during the week. We dined out, we went to hear City Council proclaim it Pride Week, we enjoyed Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, we watched community members perform Shakespeare and stayed to listen to Dear Marsha rocking the night away, we went to the White Party and the Rainbow Party. We danced, we ate, we partied, we laughed, and we took another step toward making this community stronger.
On parade day, the weather was hot and windy, but people were in good spirits, enjoying shopping, meeting like-minded people at the non-profit booths, hanging out with kids in the kids’ corner, and enjoying the spirited drag performances. (Girl! it’s crazy what those kings and queens could do in the sun and the heat!)
What you might not know, is that organizing Pride is a year-long process. CWP meets once a month to plan events, talk about how to partner with other community organizations and community members to make Grand Junction and the surrounding communities stronger and more diverse.
We recently met to talk about what went well and what we could do better. We are always looking to improve, so feel free to pass any comments along. Because we are interested in building community, please comment respectfully. We love constructive criticism, but please remember: the board members are working for free because we believe in this community and we believe in what we are doing.
Colorado West Pride loves you!