ALKI BEACH PRIDE: DeAndre’s Coming Out Party was fun, fun, fun

by MK Scott

Last Saturday, July 21st, marked the 4th Annual Alki Beach Pride. The event was held from 11am to 6pm at 59th Ave. SW. and Alki Ave. SW. This year’s theme was ‘COME OUT and Float at the Beach’. The event will be hosted by Thadayus featured music by DJ Ms Cruz Entertainment & DJ Fred Eddison along with live entertainment by Louvel, Visage ‘Legs’ LaRue, Izohnny, singer/songwriter Lakin, and ‘American Idol’ alum DeAndre Brackensick.

I made it in time for Izohnny, a Portland based Boylesque duo; followed by a lip sync contest hosted by Thaddeus and messages from Emperor, Paul Ashley and Miss Gay Washington, Londyn Bradshaw. Special guest was female amateur boxer, Pantera Gomez. Lakin performed and even did a duet with fellow headliner, DeAndre Brackensick. When Thaddeus introduced DeAndre and announced this was his coming out party (Brackensick came Out as bisexual in my interview in the June 20th issue of the Seattle Gay News), the crowd cheered and stormed the stage when they heard his powerful voice. This was truly a day to remember.

Photos by MK Scott

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