Gay Burning Man, 2010
Sprawled out across a desolate lakebed in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert “burners” of all walks of life set up camp August 30-September 6 for a nonstop week of art, music, radical self expression, and, yes, mind-altering substances. Not surprisingly, the come-as-you-are festival draws a healthy-sized queer contingency. While welcome anywhere , many choose to stay with or attend events at gay-themed camps. There’s even a gay pride parade which gets flack from burners not for its promotion of gay rights, but because some feel it isn’t isn’t “original enough.”
Here’s the short list of gay resources:
Gay camps (locations noted in parentheses where available–if they make no sense, they will once you’re there):
Moonbow Camp (3:00 & Athens)
Pink Heart Camp (9:00 & Esplanade)
Comfort and Joy (7:30 & Detroit)
Celestial Bodies (7:30 & Detroit)
Paradise Motel (7:30 & Edinburgh)
Camp Stella (7:30 & Detroit; drug & alcohol free)
Mudskipper Cafe (7:30 & Detroit)
Gay pride parade: Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. Meet at the Man at 2:00pm and march through Black Rock City, ending at a reception at Moonbow Camp.
Photos by MadeIn1953
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