Cincinnati's Coney Island to Host Pride Night Party and Drag Show at the Sunlite Pool

Welcome to the "Pride Island Wet Party."

Coney Island Sunlite Water Adventure - Photo:
Coney Island Sunlite Water Adventure

Pride Month may technically be over, but one local group is celebrating all summer long.

On Saturday, July 24, local event organization FUNKē Presents is throwing a Pride night party at Coney Island's massive Sunlite Pool. 

The 21-and-up nighttime pool/dance party, dubbed "Pride Island Wet Party," welcomes the LGBTQ+ community — and their family, friends and allies — to join in an inclusive celebration. There will be a drag show by local performers Brock Leah Spears, P.H. Dee and Sarah Jessica Darker, as well as headliner Kylie Sonique Love, who may or may not be on this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, the release teases. 

"This is the first ever Pride Night at Coney Island, which is an important milestone in a state that has recently reaffirmed doctor’s rights to discriminate against LGBTQ+ patients based on moral grounds," a release from the event organizer reads.

"We as a community have a long way to go in the struggle for LGBTQ+ equality. And, important events like these signify to the LGBTQ+ community that support is here and growing, especially during a summer when most major Pride celebrations throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana were canceled."

The event will take place from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, with the drag show kicking off at 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 or can be purchased $30 at the door on the night of the event. 

The release invites guest to bring their fave float and dress in whatever they feel confident in.

"This isn’t a beauty contest. It is a chance for people to show THEIR Pride THEIR way. Everyone is welcome, and every race, ethnicity, gender-identification, body-type, and adult age group will be welcomed and accepted," the release adds. 

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