Rouge Pride Fest
June 15, 2013
Noon until 6
Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium,
Street (downtown), Baton Rouge
Schedule at a Glance
Noon until 6 p.m.
Babtist Women, Krewe of Divas, ....
until 6 p.m.
community groups and businesses
Blessing of Relationships, 3 p.m.
Plus Much More, All Afternoon
food, fun, door prizes, children's play area, cash bar, HIV testing,…and
the Equality March
Make It All Possible:
Full Schedule Coming
About the Entertainers
in 1986, the Austin Babtist Women have become an
incredibly entertaining, and highly-respected,
charitable force. The all-male, all-volunteer comedy
troupe performs throughout the nation and exists for the
sole purpose of raising money for HIV/AIDS, breast
cancer and other charitable causes.
This group of talented men take on the persona’s of
little old church ladies and stage elaborately
choreographed, side-splitting routines. In the past
years, their antics have helped to raise more than $6
million for charities throughout the United States.
Austin Babtist Women have been honored with many awards
over the years including the 2000 Human Rights
Campaign’s Service and Leadership Award, The City of
Austin’s 2002 Philanthropic Organization of the Year, a
Day of Honor from the city of New Orleans and Resolution
#886 from the Texas House of Representatives. They have
twice won the coveted Gay Appreciation Awards’
Entertainer of the Year, been honored by the
International Court System and have proudly served as
Grand Marshall of the Austin Pride Parade and the Texas
Gay Rodeo. To learn more about them, visit
They're funny, and they're fun. If you missed them
last year, you definitely don't want to miss them this
prides itself on giving young performers a venue
to show off their talents, as well as supporting the
community at large.
Led by fearless and awesome Chica LaRouge, the group performs all
across the Baton Rouge metropolitan area, as well as
around Louisiana. Known for their sometimes flamboyant
style and campy humor, the group has been popular with
Pride Fest audiences the past four years, and surveys
after the event indicate people just can't get enough of
Also avid supporters of unity in the community,
members of the Divas have been instrumental in helping
to plan Pride Fest for several years, in helping with
publicity and in working diligently to put on this
annual celebration. They also produce their own Pride
Ball each year in addition to helping with the Baton
Rouge Pride Fest.
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The Belle of Baton
Rouge Atrium is located in
downtown Baton Rouge adjacent to the Belle of Baton Rouge
Casino (and between the Baton Rouge River Center and the
I-10 approach to the Mississippi River bridge).
Plenty of free parking
is offered in the Belle's garages and surrounding public
parking lots (under the bridge). Paid parking also is
available in the area (beside George's). We recommend using
the free parking in the Belle garage located on the south
end of the hotel complex (between Europe and South on River
Road - behind the 13th Gate building).
Pride Fest will occupy the south end of the Belle of Baton Rouge
Atrium (the end closest to the I-10 bridge). You won't be
able to miss us no matter how you enter the Atrium.
Major events coordinated by the Baton Rouge
Pride Fest Team, including representatives of Metropolitan Community Church of
Baton Rouge, the Krewe of Apollo Baton Rouge, HAART,
Krewe of Divas, Capital City Alliance, Spectrum at LSU and
other individuals and organizations. To volunteer, find
out how your group can be involved, or help to sponsor these events,
our Sponsor and Resource Fair pages or