pride13Louisville-native Gunnar Deathrage from Project Runway and Owensboro, Ky.-native Monica Beverly Hillz from RuPaul’s Drag Race will be co-Grand Marshalls of Friday’s Pride Parade.

Just before Derby, we posted a two-part interview with Deathrage.

You can check that out here.

The parade launches at 8 p.m. outside The Connection Complex at Market and Floyd streets.

It will turn north on Floyd and then west on Main to the Belvedere.

The parade is just the kick off for the Kentuckiana Pride Festival on the Belvedere Friday night and all day on Saturday.

Friday’s post-parade events on the Belvedere are free for everyone. The performance line-up:

9:15 p.m. Taylor Lee
10 p.m. Ban-She
10:45 p.m. Boyzz By Knight
11:15 p.m.Mondo A Go Go

Saturday’s gates open at noon and entertainment starts at 2 p.m. Admission is free for kids under 12 with an adult and $5 for adults. The performance line-up:

2 p.m.Bridge 19
3 p.m. Robbie Bartlett
4 p.m. Josey Greenwell
4:30 p.m. Union Blessing
4:45 p.m.Center Stage
5:15 p.m. Miss Kentucky Pride Festival
5:45 p.m. Alex Newell
6:30 p.m. Mr KPF

Gunnar Deatherage, photo by Cameron Miquelon

7 p.m. LaBoy LeFemme
7:30 p.m. Sasha Gradiva
8 p.m. RuPaul’s Drag Race Monica Beverly Hillz & Penny Tration with Special Guests
8:30 p.m. God-des & She
9:30 p.m. Hard Candy Pride Party Preview
9:50 p.m.Neon Hitch
10:3o p.m. Dragpalooza

The schedule is subject to change (and has already changed once). The best place to keep an eye on for changes is the Kentuckiana Pride Festival Facebook Page.

From the event website:

Kentuckiana Pride Foundation is a volunteer-based non-profit promoting the LGBT community in Kentuckiana’s social, cultural and economic landscape. Each year on the Belvedere in downtown Louisville, we hold the Kentuckiana Pride Festival, a place where the LGBT community and its allies can meet and celebrate, enjoying a variety of food, entertainment, and showcases from local and regional businesses and organizations.

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