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Baton Rouge Pride Fest

June 15, 2013

Noon until 6 p.m.

Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium,

102 France Street (downtown),  Baton Rouge

Schedule at a Glance

Entertainment, Noon until 6 p.m.

by Austin Babtist Women, Krewe of Divas, .... and more

Resource Fair, Noon until 6 p.m.

involving community groups and businesses

Blessing of Relationships, 3 p.m.

like no other

Plus Much More, All Afternoon

including food, fun, door prizes, children's play area, cash bar, HIV testing,…and the Equality March

Help Make It All Possible:

Full Schedule

Noon-6 p.m.

Full Schedule Coming Soon


About the Entertainers

Austin Babtist Women:  Created 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.

The 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 www.babtistwomen.com.

They're funny, and they're fun. If you missed them last year, you definitely don't want to miss them this time.

The Krewe of Divas 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 the Divas.

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, check our Sponsor and Resource Fair pages or

e-mail BRPride@bellsouth.net


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