We've talked a lot on here about the history of Pride and LGBT culture. But a lot of folks here know that part -- they came to Bluegrass Pride from the Pride side of the equation. So what about bluegrass? Where did this driving, lonesome music come from?
It’s said that a stoned drag queen throwing punches or a cross-dressing dyke named Storme DeLarverie, who was hit with a nightstick, may have started it all. But pushback grew and a tactical patrol force was brought in. Over the course of five days, riots, protests, and fires ensued. These events would become known as the Stonewall Riots...
Every year, we commemorate our seasons by making playlists featuring all the artists who supported us along the way. It's our way of honoring them and remembering all the amazing times we've had celebrating Bluegrass Pride throughout the years.
Being our own organization has been exciting, scary, rewarding, and exhilarating all at once and all the time. This freedom has opened us up to all kinds of new opportunities for growth and change. But at the same time, we don't have the safety net of an established nonprofit and their decades of experience to fall back on. We are the agents of our own destiny. In the words of Harry Truman: the buck stops here.