Organizers hope to capture the spirit of LGBTQ Pride in a safe and socially distanced way
Morris County PRIDE will be hosting a Drive-In Drag Show on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 8pm. The event will take place in Madison. “It will allow for a socially-distanced night of pride, performance, education, and community building,” said a press release. Tickets will go on sale in mid-August.
Morris County PRIDE is an effort to help combat stigma and discrimination faced by the LGBTQ community said organizers. While the original plan for 2020 included an all-day festival, the pandemic forced organizers to pivot this summer.
“It is important in these times to continue to bring the community together responsibly,” said organizer Cara Parmigiani of Morris Plains. “The all-volunteer committee started thinking up ways to capture the spirit of pride in a safe, socially-distanced way.”
The Drive-In Drag Show will feature a line-up of talent to get everyone dancing in their cars. Hmmmm… The attendees will be encouraged to decorate their cars to win a unique, one-of-a-kind, drag-themed trophy being created for the event. Each car will also leave with a goody bag full of fun swag and educational material provided by the show sponsors.
The event is facilitated by Boxcar. The current community groups and sponsors include: Morris County PRIDE, EDGE NJ, the Law Office of Cara A. Parmigiani, LLC, Electric Love Studios, Moms Demand Action, Gay Activist Alliance of Morris County, TriVersity Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity, and Argentino Fiore Law & Advocacy, LLC.
Tickets for the Morris County PRIDE Drive-In Drag Show will go on sale in mid-August. “We’re expecting them to go fast,” says Sean Dorsa of EDGE NJ, lead organizer. For more information and tickets follow Morris County PRIDE on Facebook Facebook.com/MCPRIDE2020/.