Surrey Pride 2015 rescheduled one week early

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      If you were planning to attend Surrey Pride, you'll need to take note that it's been bumped a week ahead.

      Although the 16th annual event was originally scheduled for July 5, it had to be moved to Sunday, June 28 due to a scheduling concern with a concert festival the day before.

      It's now a day after East Side Pride in East Vancouver on June 27.

      Among this year's Surrey Pride entertainers are musical performers such as the Rainbow Concert Band, one-man rock opera Kevin Armstrong, '60s and '70s rock tribute band Stix, Shock, and Rock, and funk blues band MG Graveyard; and dancers including 12-year-old hip-hop dance duo Lucky Aces and square dancers Squares Across the Border.

      You might have seen the talented and charming Lucky Aces appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, who have also performed with Ariana Grande.

      On a different note, as in previous years, the City of Surrey still hasn't made any announcements to fly the Pride flag at City Hall unfortunately. (Sigh.)

      In the meantime, the 2015 GLBT History Exhibit will be displayed from June 19 to 28 in the Surrey City Hall atrium (13450 104 Avenue).

      The exhibit will offer information about two historical issues: the Biggots Banned Books Defense Fund (from 1996 to 2000), which led to the creation of the a Surrey LGBT organization and Surrey Pride, and the fight to lift the U.S. HIV travel ban (from 2007 to 2010).

      For more information about Surrey Pride, including other related events during Pride weekend in Surrey, visit their website.