‘Vigilante violence' concerns lead DougCo commissioners to weigh canceling PrideFest
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / Aug. 22, 2023. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] — Concerns about potential vigilante violence at this Saturday's Douglas County PrideFest event led the county commissioners to consider canceling the LGBTQAI+ event during their Tuesday administrative meeting.
Castle Rock to review town measures over PrideFest concerns
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / Aug. 17, 2023. [CASTLE ROCK, COLO.] — With another overflow crowd on hand — this time with signs reading “We want the discussion” — the Castle Rock Town Council on Tuesday night agreed to look at revising the town code to address concerns about an annual LGBTQIA+ event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in town.
Planned DougCo PrideFest event continues to spur concern
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / July 27, 2023. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] — Castle Rock Pride organizers promised Tuesday night that the group's Aug. 26 PrideFest at the Douglas County Fairgrounds would not repeat last year's controversial incident.
Teal tries to bar DougCo LGBTQ+ group from county grant program
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / July 26, 2023. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] — An attempt by Douglas County Commissioner George Teal to exclude Castle Rock Pride from a group of suicide prevention grant recipients failed Tuesday.
Debate continues on Castle Rock PrideFest concerns
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / July 20, 2023. [CASTLE ROCK, COLO.] — Two more attempts to regulate an annual LGBTQ+ event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock failed at Tuesday night’s town council meeting.
DougCo sets PrideFest meeting plans
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / July 11, 2023. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] — A fair and balanced panel and a reinforcement of the Douglas County Fairgrounds policy are the main goals for an upcoming live town hall meeting about a controversial annual LGBTQ+ PrideFest event.
DougCo to host town hall on PrideFest issue but won’t set age restrictions
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / July 5, 2023. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] — Hoping to avoid a lack of resolution the Castle Rock Town Council experienced at two of their meetings, the Douglas County Commissioners decided to hold a live town hall meeting toward the end of the month to discuss an upcoming PrideFest LGBTQIA+ event at the county fairgrounds.
Denver Pride witnesses a remarkable moment as a 'recovering bigot' embraces love
PrideFest in Denver this past weekend brought together the LGBTQ+ community from within the state and the Rocky Mountain area, with hundreds of thousands of people in attendance.
LGBTQ+ drag show sparks more opposition in Castle Rock
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / June 21, 2023. [CASTLE ROCK, COLO.] — The Castle Rock Town Council was urged for the second straight meeting to prohibit underage attendance at the Douglas County Fairgrounds after last year’s incident during a Castle Rock Pride drag show.
LGBTQ+ event regulation effort fails in Castle Rock
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / June 8, 2023. [CASTLE ROCK, COLO.] — An effort by a town council member to further regulate events like the upcoming Douglas County Pridefest at the county fairgrounds in Castle Rock was denied by a split town council Tuesday night.
Updated DougCo fairgrounds rules won’t ban PrideFest
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / May 10, 2023. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] — Despite opposition from several residents to events such as last year’s PrideFest drag queen show at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, the county commissioners on Tuesday adopted updated rules and regulations that don’t prohibit them.
DougCo won't ban PrideFest after 'wardrobe maulfunction'
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / Sept. 13, 2022. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] — A nonprofit group that sponsors an annual Douglas County LGBTQ+ PrideFest celebration can continue to hold future drag queen performances at the county fairgrounds.
DougCo PrideFest incident remains unresolved
[DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] — The Douglas County commissioners have yet to make an official response to the Aug. 27 PrideFest LGBTQ+ "wardrobe malfunction" incident at the county fairgrounds in Castle Rock.
Pride Festival Draws Huge Crowds in New York City
In this video, JamesandKarla show the huge crowds who attended the annual Pride Festival as part of Pride Month in New York City on June 26, 2022.
LGBTQ-Celebration PrideFest is coming to Hampton Roads--are you ready?
The annual PrideFest is well underway and is scheduled to hit Hampton Roads on On Saturday, June 25, 2022. Due to overwhelming rising COVID-19 cases in 2020, and a stay-at-home order enacted by Governor Ralph Northam, the 32nd annual PrideFest was canceled. The celebration was also subsequently canceled for the following year, 2021, after recognizing growing concerns about the health and safety surrounding the pandemic.