Second Pride: Voodoo Festival

Scaretober is drawing near the end as Halloween approaches which means themed dances across the Second Life grid. Second Pride is holding Voodoo Festival.

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This Saturday Pride is having it’s annual Voodoo festival. For fun, and fundraising for the 2018 festival!

We’re late to the party but should you have time, here’s some info for your blog and the poster:

👻 👻 SATURDAY October 28 – 12 am – 12 pm SLT 👻👻

👻👻 VOODOO FESTIVAL @ SECOND PRIDE! 👻👻

All the spooks are in there places. All the ghouls are hiding and some of the best DJ’s on the grid will be in attendance for the spooktacular event slebrating our diversity!

The amazing Line -up for this event :

12 – 2 pm – DJ Ari | 2-4 pm – DJ Rez | 4-6 pm – DJ Apollo | 6-8 pm – DJ Junior | 8-10 pm – DJ Nicco | 10pm – Midnight – DJ Tarzan Tom

No Dresscode but do Dress up! Dress to impress for the biggest, baddest, spookiest Halloween event on the grid! Raise money for the Pride 2018 festival while you party till you drop!

More info – http://www.second-pride.com

Teleport Landmark – HERE!

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See you at Second Pride’s Voodoo Festival where you never know who or what you’ll run into no matter how innocent looking they or it may be.
Second Pride – Teleport
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Second Pride New Committee 2017-18

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Following the highly successful Second Pride Event for 2017, today marks the day where a new committee took up their roles to take on the challenge of planning the 2018 Second Pride Event and all other roles which goes with their responsibilities.

Once outgoing Chair, Lledge Eames offered his respects, it was time for the newly elected Chair, Rez Starfall along with Mikey, Lee McKay and Cuppycake Cross to fill their seats on stage, straight into business and onto the very beginning of what I believe is going to be an exciting year ahead.

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Right to Left: Rez Starfall(Chair), Mikey(Secretary), Lee McKay(IT Director), Cuppycake Cross(Events Director)

In support of the incoming Committee, there were a fair number of members present to welcome in the new committee. There are still some positions to fill though I don’t see this as a long term issue but a matter of positions filled as the Committee recruits.

I look forward to watching the new Committee grow into their new roles just as I’m sure they will receive support from members. I’m already twitching for next year’s Second Pride event.
Second Pride HQ – Teleport

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Cafe Sheree – Landmark

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Madonna – The Virtual History Tour

“Second Pride and Madonna The Virtual History Tour are sponsoring a 4 hour benefit show to raise funds for the Rainbow Railroad. “Hundreds of gay men have been rounded up, imprisoned, tortured and murdered in Chechnya. Rainbow Railroad helps victims of State-sponsored violence escape.”

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On Saturday, 22nd July at 1pmSLT, Second Pride and Madonna’s sponsored event to raise money for benefits of American Friends of Rainbow Railroad Inc.
Why?
To help in support of the gay community of Chechnya where there is systemic imprisonment, torture and murder for the crime of their LGBTQI status. Crimes committed by Chechen Authorities under orders of the Government and by relatives who are killing their own family members for their sexual status.
As our political and religious leaders guide the world to hate and division where we’re expected to fight one another, there has never been a time like today where love, peace and harmony between people has been needed for some decades. Not just against those of LGBTQI status but all of us.
As someone who has been the victim of a violent hate crime because of my sexuality in my early teenage years, it is heart breaking to see society called upon by our leaders to hurt each other once again and how easily people follow. Those of us who have been victims of hate crimes regardless of the hate crime know all too well where this path leads.
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Yet out of this rubble of despair there is hope.
There is love. There is compassion. There is us. You and I.
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An amazing team worked together to create a virtual world spectacular four hour performance with short breaks for scene and costume changes. Everything about Madonna’s Virtual History Tour was remarkable as scripting worked perfectly in sync with the music mix prepared by Madonna’s team. I have seen some impressive inworld performances in Second Life but nothing as breathtaking as this concert.
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My personal taste in music has never included Madonna much even though I respect her and her music however the cooperative work between Madonna’s team and the concert team lead by Sasha Laryukov who took on the role of Madonna with an avatar representing Madonna had my eardrums and feet in beat as my eyes absorbed the dazzling visual performances. I cannot boast enough of how outstanding I found this concert completed with an invitation to the audience to move to the front to dance during the closing performance. While admission was free, there were tip jars to donate as little or as much as your could afford and would like to donate.

 

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There were also products to buy where 100% of Lindens collected going to Rainbow Railway Inc, including Madonna outfits and a special edition doll of Madonna. Each doll pack has one display doll and a doll for holding. There were also gifts available in the foyers. I’m happy to say that I bought an outfit, a doll pack and a guitar, as well as gifts of animated posters. To seek to help the victims of hate crimes, in this case, LGBTQI Chechens who desperately need our help is needed. They are in dire need of our help.
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If you missed Madonna’s Virtual History Tour or would love to see this again, I have awesome news for you.Madonna Virtual History Tour will be performed at 1pm SLT on Saturday, 29th July at Province Town. Landmark shown below.
Rainbow Railroad – Link
Second Pride – Facebook
Madonna Virtual History Tour on 29 July at 1pmSLT – Landmark
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Second Pride Helped My Pride

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I can’t believe it’s all done. In the past like a dream you don’t want to end yet seven days later, I’m still feeling pumped from attending my first Second Pride event. To say that I miss it might be understating a little as I long for more. Somebody give me more.

How did I not not know of Second Pride until shortly after last year’s event?

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I invested far too much of my life living in giving in to those whose whole meaning in life to oppress others. They aren’t good people at all and yet we are expected to kneel to them in submissiveness. I’m not playing down why I became like this and why I feared having anything to do with anyone like myself but I can’t but wish I had done what some tried to encourage me to do and just go.

The past few years has been driving my insane with living my pretend life which nobody believed anyway. Those who I hid it from knew because I suck at hiding my sexuality. Like my friend who told me that I should stop hiding when everybody notices how I respond to a woman who catches my attention, whether I know what I am doing or not.

This isn’t a post about sadness but joy. It’s a huge thank you to everyone of you at Second Pride. Not just those on the Pride Committee, their sponsors and volunteers. It is to all of you including those of you who came to support and those who came to party. The camaraderie was amazing.

My original intention was to help by blogging for Second Pride and turning up once or twice but no, I was there every single day. Each day seeing my attendance taking up more hours in the day where on the final was my ultimate for never leaving but for the enforced absence by a crashed viewer and that was only five to ten minutes.

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You opened my heart and filled it with rainbow. I could not list the names of every amazing person I met at Second Pride to who I am eternally grateful. There are so many of you. I hid among ‘mainstream society’ for far too long and all of you helped take that extra step beyond the major steps I have taken in the past year such as moving in with my very real girlfriend whose family still feels surreal to me with their level of acceptance and humanist belief systems.

I sit here writing this, listening to Boy George’s beautiful voice playing in my ears as I tear up just as I did in closing moments of 2017’s Second Pride as it filled me with what I needed all those year ago. All of you are some of the beautiful people I have met in my life. I lived in secret and I lived out there at the same time. That’s how useless I am at hiding who I am.

People like Kahvy, LLedge, Viktor, Bock, Evan and who could leave out beautiful women like Belle and so sooo many others of you. Thank you.

There are those before Second Pride who played a role. Especially Jenny who despite our ups and downs, will always be important to me and who I will always love intensely.

I found being there in the midst of celebration was healing. As healing as drawing energy of the full moon. Bring on 2018 Second Pride for I cannot wait.

All of you inspired me to attempt recording parts of the final day of Second Pride to make a video which, after all the cuts an digital tape left in megabits of mess all over the editing floor, I put together this ten minute video which I hope you enjoy. I have tried to present Second Pride as it felt to me.

 

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♥ Love you all. ♥

 

Sheree Honeyflower

Cafe Sheree Landmark

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SL Pride: Layer Me In Rainbow

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OMGodess, I can’t believe how fast this week has gone by but times goes fast when you’re having fun. What an amazing week it has been with Second Pride running 23rd June through to 2 July.

I have been partying at Second Pride every day and I don’t want it to stop yet soon this rainbow of rainbow events in Second Life will soon come to its finale. All I want to do is colour myself in rainbow. Layer upon layer upon layer like a delicious pastry dessert, layer me in rainbow.

So what’s better than Power Design’s Rainbow layered dress which is selling at their sponsor store at Second Pride. Your Lindens go to an awesome cause in supporting LGBTQI communities and you receive awesome products in return like this sexy dress.

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Happy Pride!

Sheree Honeyflower

Cafe Sheree Landmark

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SL Pride: Kitty’s Pride Bracelet

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When it comes to the emotion of pride, cats are the animal which comes to the minds of many of us. The bigger the cat, the more important their pride. However not all cats are furry animals but kitties. Beautiful kitties we call neko.

Kitty has thrown herself into her pride with all paws and now with a beautiful Pride Bracelet she found at Swear L&B Bastion at 2017 Second Pride Event where she is busy partying hard every day until July 2nd. A beautiful unisex bracelet with a hud to change textures and it’s free. Have a look around while you’re there. You can help Second Pride with your purchases.

Kitty has come a long way just as we all have in finding our pride. Our pride is our power. Our power is in our pride.

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Come and join us in celebrating our pride at 2017 Second Pride until 2nd of July.

Second Pride Schedule – Link

Second Pride HQ – Teleport
Sheree Honeyflower

Cafe Sheree – Landmark

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Kitty’s Pride!

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OMGoddess OMGoddess OMGoddess…

What a week this week has been and continues to be as Second Pride bursts with pride from June 23rd to June 2nd. This is my first time to attend the Annual Pride Event held in time for Pride in the USA. This date works purrfectly for me as an Australian as I get to enjoy Sydney’s Mardi Gras and on Second Life I get to party every day for a week and this kitty is loving it.

I am literally having the best week of my Second Life right now. The spirit here is awesome. It can’t be beat. So much dancing, the fun rides, the company and the whole package.

I’ve met some freaking awesome people this week. I’m going to miss Pride Event after the second of July when Pride Event is done and dusted until next year but hey, this gay kitty is craving for next year already. Can we rush to next year please? Kitty please…

Come and party. Get your Pride on at Second Pride!

 

Teleport to Second Pride HERE!

 

Sheree Honeyflower

Cafe Sheree – Landmark

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