The HBO show called "We're Here" (season one is currently available on HBO Go, HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and youtube tv) is in the early stages of researching places and stories to possibly include in season two. They are seeking small-town residents that represent all identities and sexualities to share their story. The documentary's ultimate goal is to reflect and uplift marginalized communities all over the U.S. The hosts of the show are celebrity drag queens Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen, and Eureka. Each episode concludes with a drag show that is specifically designed to inspire the residents of the small town.
Applications are available on their website: https://wereherehbo.castingcrane.com/
The intent of applications is not to weed people out, but so Jay can demonstrate to his company that there is adequate interest in this area.
After much consideration and in keeping with the current state of affairs, it is with a heavy heart that we at River City Pride have decided to cancel all public events for the rest of the year.
We feel this is the best step forward in doing our part to keep our community and the public safe.
We will put our efforts instead into our 1st "Virtual Pride". An online celebration of diversity, inclusion, and representation.
Please see the post directly below for information as to how you can be a part of this unique experience.
And so, until we can all gather again please stay safe, strong, and healthy.
River City Pride
We want to start by saying Happy Pride Month!
That being said, we would be complacent if we didn't openly address the national state of affairs. Let us be plainly transparent; Black Lives Matter. The LGBTQ community owes an incredible deal of gratitude to our black family. Without leaders like Marsha P. Johnson, there would be no Pride to celebrate. In so many ways our narratives as a queer community directly intersects and supports people of color, and it’s during these tumultuous times that we do our part to remember.
June is Pride Month, but this Pride month looks very different, lest we forgot that June 19th is Juneteenth. Let us celebrate and support our black community. Let us be pulled to action by our love and vibrance. Let us be LOUD and PROUD to avoid being complicit. Let us use our platforms from bar titles to national activists to bolster the cause.
Our River City Pride Festival is still being planned and will occur in some way. Details will be posted here as soon as there are updates. We are tirelessly working with community organizations to plan not only a safe event, but also one that will be a true testament of the spirit of Evansville’s LGBTQ.
Be safe out there and love one another as best you can.
Here are some useful links:
Marsha P. Johnson - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsha_P._Johnson
Juneteenth - https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm
Black Lives Matter - https://blacklivesmatter.com/
NPR - A Decade of Watching Black People Die - https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/865261916/a-decade-of-watching-black-people-die
Human Rights Campaign — Being African-American and LGBTQ - https://www.hrc.org/resources/being-african-american-lgbtq-an-introduction
Evansville’s African American Museum - https://evvafricanamericanmuseum.wordpress.com/
Indy10 Black Lives Matter - https://www.facebook.com/Indy10People/
To unite, educated, and serve the LGBTQ+ and supportive members of the community In Evansville and surrounding areas. To celebrate and advocate our history while providing a safe space for networking and outreach where all who attend may be themselves.