This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
The Rochester region's LGBT community and friends will celebrate Pride Weekend beginning on Friday, July 19, with a Pride Rainbow Ride. Cyclists will take the Pride colors through the Neighborhood of the Arts, Park Avenue, South Wedge, and Corn Hill neighborhoods starting at 5:15 p.m. On Saturday, July 20, the Pride Festival will be held in Manhattan Square Park, and organizers have set aside noon to 3:30 p.m. as family festival hours. Admission is free during this time and the activities are family and senior friendly. At 3:30 p.m., the event is gated and the activities will include live music, drag shows, dancing, and a beer garden. Tickets for the second half of the festival are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate.
The Pride Parade is from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. And attendees should note that the parade has a new route this year. It begins at Park Avenue and Buckingham Street, travels through the city's East End, and then finishes at the festival site at Manhattan Square Park.
For a complete list of events and activities: www.gayalliance.org.