Bpt PRIDE celebrates with City Lights

Bpt PRIDE celebrates with City Lights

Listen: Executive Director talks about BPT Pride

See:  10 yr BPT Pride Retrospective


Watch: Interviews and Performances

Festivities include a mix of virtual, recorded, and on-site activities featuring the art exhibit opening of ‘OUTwork’ at City Lights gallery, and the annual Pride Variety show broadcast.
Enjoy a mixture of online and video broadcasted programs and an actual event at City Lights Gallery and the nearby patio, and using Facebook live.  A 10 yr retrospective variety show follows, being broadcasted from Sound View Community Media Inc, public access TV, and LiveStream. Attendance at the gallery will be monitored for occupancy of visitors to facilitate physical distancing. Facemask is required to enter. Admission is free. 

Greater Bridgeport Pride Celebration Schedule

Celebrate 10 yrs, Thursday, July 16, 2020
6-8:30 pm On-site OUTwork exhibit reception, limited admission, face mask required, 
5:30-10 pm   Facebook Live 
10-11 pm Pride Variety show broadcast from Sound View Media Inc. Public Access TV and Live Stream. You can catch the show at: 

Public Access Channel
Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield
Channel 88 Cablevision
Channel 6016 Frontier
Milford, Orange Woodbridge
Channel 77 Cablevision
Channel 6078 Frontier
Live Streaming
www.soundviewtv.org (click WATCH SV TV LIVE)
Facebook LIVE
and TREVI Lounge in Fairfield CT

Bridgeport Pride over the past 10 yrs.

The Bridgeport Pride Walk

The Variety Show

Victor Trevino from Ballet Eloelle, Bpt PRIDE Variety Show 

The Party



The Art


Ricky Mestre, Commemorating Stonewall 50 years.




An Artful Celebration, 7/18-8/30/19
“SAMESEX bares all without ever seeming overwrought. Its greatest strength may be its role as a group show, where voices emerge in a jumble, and get behind a narrative of acceptance and visibility. Each offers something slightly different: a reframed viewpoint, a personal anecdote put to paper or canvas, a vignette or five that dive into love, sex, joy, and beauty. As they whisper
and chatter with each other and with viewers from the walls, City Lights seems to speak with a united voice too.

Welcome, the gallery says from every single vantage point. We’re so glad you’re here. Come exactly as you are. ” New Haven Arts Paper

Read more:  “SameSex Stuns”
Artists Comments,
 “Bpt PRIDE braves the rain.”

Click here to purchase you ticket. Thank you for supporting Bridgeport art.





All artists are invited to submit jpegs of their work for consideration by June 1, 2019. Artists will be notified by June 19, 2018. For more info email: clgallerybpt@gmail.com

SameSex explores LGBT themes, same-sex attraction, related feelings and issues of 2018. Artists need not be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to participate.

SEND SUBMISSIONS IN JPEG FORMAT,(no more than 8 images), 72 DPI, DUE BY June 9, 2019 to: clgallerybpt@gmail.com

NECESSARY INFO TO INCLUDE WITH SUBMISSION: Brief artists statement, itemized list of art submitted should include: title, size, medium, price of work, Works not for sale should include a value rather than a price. Also include artist’s contact info: name, email, phone (evening and daytime numbers), mailing address and website if available.

City Lights is a nonprofit arts organization located in downtown Bridgeport CT. that serves the community through art , easily accessible by Metro-North, Port Jeff Ferry, I-95 and the Merrit Parkway via the Route 25 Connector. There is no size limit to the dimension of art submitted, however larger works, over 60″ will be subject to space limitations.


The 5th Annual Exhibit, SAMESEX 2015 at City Lights Gallery, July 9-August 12, 2015,  was a gender inclusive art exhibit and event of painting, photography, wigs, head dresses, fiber art, and projected art. Featured work included photographic and audio documentation of individuals expressing their thoughts on gender identity by “Gender Projected”, fiber art by Nancy Moore and Ellen Schinderman and lenticular images by Miggs Burroughs that change as the viewer walks by.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 Opening Reception included street party, pride march and drag contest.
Gallery Hours: Weds-Fri, 11:30-5, Sat. 12-4, Thurs we are open until 7 pm.

Spare Parts
Spare Parts – Lenticular by Miggs Burroughs


Blanket Statement
Blanket Statement by Nancy Moore

OPENING RECEPTION/PRIDE MARCH/STREET PARTY/DRAG CONTEST: THURSDAY, JULY 9, 5:30-9:00 p.m.  $10 Suggested Donation.  The exhibit and opening festivities celebrated gender equality for all, discrimination for none and the creativity of the artist community. TIAGO’S supported the event, with drinks and music.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS INCLUDE: Miggs Burroughs, Patte Corcoran, Chris Crouch, Sue Czark, Mina de Haas, David Enriquez, Daniel Eugene, Thomas Evans, Arthur Gerstein, Kenn Hopkins, Cassandra Mendoza, Ricky Mestre, Cherish Minor, Nancy Moore, Stefan Novotny, Joe Radoccia, Sassie Saltimboca, Santiago Sanchez, Ellen Schinderman, Richard Taddei,

Gender Project by

 Gender Projected

SEE SameSex 2016 Exhibit archives.
Click here

Bridgeport Pride Walk

SAMESEX love parade 2014
Bridgeport PRIDE Walk 2014


Parade in Downtown Bridgeport 2014
Parade in Downtown Bridgeport 2014

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