Marching forward with pride on their sleeves: Pridefest 2019 highlights


Vika Terrill and Hanh Tam Bui, Staff Writers

Bloomington’s sixth annual Pridefest took place August 31 on East Kirkwood Avenue. It celebrated LGBTQ+ culture through Drag Queen performances, food trucks, vendor booths, and much more. Members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies lined the streets and participated in the festivities.

Left to Right: Anne Dramaduh, South Senior Torin Maclaughlin, Drag Queen Juniper Perón during the Drag Show: Queer Icons Performance, South Seniors Jacob Drummond, Maya Mills, Lara Breithaupt, Naina Prabhakar, Megan Prange., Aisha Akhras, Vika Terrill, and Chloe Moore.


Left to Right: Pridefest Performance at Night by KC Ortiz, South Junior Li Mei Oh’Mahoney and South Sophmore Kian Rio, Drag Queen Oriana Perón, South Seniors Hannah Odom, Elizabeth Allen, South Sophmore Abby Allen, and South Junior Jayden Gray.
Left to right: North sophomore Ella Mankowski, South sophomore Helena Cano, South sophomore Iris Kreilkamp, North freshman Maddie Brumley, South junior Li Mei Oh’Mahoney, North sophomore Aidan Ball, South sophomore Celie Kreilkamp.
Left to right: North students junior Arina Trotter, sophomore Luke Summer, sophomore Alaena Cimmer, sophomore Aidan Ball, sophomore Caley Sherill, and senior Joelle Jackson.
Drag Show: Queer Icons lineup at the end.
Left to Right: Former student Taylor Harmon, South senior Helen Christ, former student Tommy Mcevilly.
Left to Right: Michelle and Matt Bright.
Former South student Sonia Maria Velazquez volunteering at Pridefest.
Left to Right: Former students Trent Hatfield and Logan Addison.
Vintage Disease during the 4 PM Drag Show.
South Junior Payton Gross.
Maggie, a presa canario canary mastiff, showing off her pride with a rainbow collar and paw bands to match.
Drag Queen Oriana Perón during Drag Show Hour in the Family Zone reading stories to children.