(Blogmensgo, June 22, 2012) The Pride Jura will be held this year on 30 June and 1 July 2012 in Delémont in the Jura. We are talking about here in the Swiss canton of Jura, not the French department namesake. The event is in partnership with MensGo.
The municipality of Delémont’s slogan is “A city that laughs.” Oh, the cow! one is tempted to say. And it’s true that there will be a cow programming for the Pride of Jura Delémont.
(The generic theme of Pride and Exchange 2012 will change. Like what you love with all the puns in Delémont on this blog.)
The parade itself is announced for the Saturday, more precisely from 1500hrs, just after a session of speeches that are more or less institutional. Then there will be a bit much for the ears and the eyes – and the funny bone, otherwise it would not be a Pride.
And just after, 1600hrs to 2230hrs, there will be a bit much for the eyes and the ears. It’s time for concerts. Except that, for once will not hurt, there will be none for fans of house, techno and rap.
Jazz will be honored with our Swiss jazz singer Steven Gallavin, whom has featured a few times on this blog. In July 2011, we featured a very detailed section on Steven and his career. In January 2012, we also published an article by about the cover of Nina Simone by Steven which of course…I made my cameo role in. Unfortunately, my talent as an actor has not yet been picked up so I am still here writing for MensGo (not that I would give it up but may be required to by my agents).
Catherine d’Oex is the only name that, among six other artists scheduled, reminds me of something very specific. It is true that Catherine d’Oex is known for his involvement in the fight against HIV / AIDS. Something in common with Steven, who led the association VoGay from 2004 to 2010. It is not clear whether the two Vaudois artists to make a beef Delémont.
(The cow … beef – Boom Boom.)
Not to be jealous, these are the names of five other artists scheduled for The Brats, Schwubs, Ishmael Schneider, Charlotte Sometimes and King’s Queer.
The concerts will be followed by a disco night and an after party. Just have a look at the program.
And like any self-respecting Pride, cultural events are sure. It starts already with several exhibitions, it will continue Friday, June 29 with a screening of the inevitable Harvey Milk (there can be no cow milk) and it will end on Sunday July 1, with such an apotheosis of events that I’m too lazy to list.
Philca & Matt / MensGo