Win Tickets ($40): Gaylabration 2015 – Portland’s Official Pride Saturday Night Dance Party @ Crystal Ballroom | Featuring DJ Bret Law, Revol Artists & more!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Gaylabration 2015 – Portland’s Official Pride Saturday Night Dance Party @ Crystal Ballroom on June 13. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 12.

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From our sponsors:
June 13, 2015
10 p.m. | $15 ADV, $20 Doors / VIP: $50 ADV, $60 Doors | 21+
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR
(503) 225-0047

The first Gaylabration was launched in 2011, following the passage of marriage equality legislation in New York, as a way to celebrate love and community. While the United States continued to deny same-sex couples in Oregon and throughout the nation the right to wed, our community chose to unite in support of marriage equality. Now, with LGBT rights an ever-growing issue we unite once again in celebration and support. Gaylabration has also evolved to become the featured Saturday night dance party of Pride weekend and therefore expanded its mission to include enhancing the dance music scene in Portland by bringing in premier DJs and production.

DJ Bret Law
In just one year, DJ Bret Law has taken a 15 year hobby and turned it into a full-fledged international DJ career. Based and brought up through the ranks in Seattle, WA, Bret Law smashes dance floors with his fusion of house, dance, circuit and EDM. His bootlegs and mashups have been streamed and downloaded in over 500 countries and featured in #1 ranked podcasts on numerous occasions.

Coming off of a strong year in 2014 building residences in Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco, DJ Bret Law is expanding into international territories, including ARQ in Sydney, Australia for the UnderWhere party and the massive DayWash! Other large scale events include Gay Days Orlando, Gay Days Las Vegas, Whistler Pride & Ski Festival, and Pride festivals and events in Seattle, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and beyond.

DJ Bret Law has shared the roster with an impressive mix of local, national, and international artists including DJ DrewG, DJ Grind, Deborah Cox, Betty Who, Hector Fonseca, and Alexis Jordan! You can keep up to date on DJ Bret Law’s music and more at Be on the look out for Bret Law playing events in Hawaii, Mexico, Orlando, Portland and more throughout 2015. His original and uplifting sets are not to be missed!

IZOHNNY is the dynamic performance duo of Isaiah Esquire & Johnny Nuriel. This statuesque pair of 6’5’’ ebony & ivory specimens embody a gender fluidity that audiences swoon over. Consistently delivering a jaw-dropping performance experience, IZOHNNY exhibits an impressive and unique array of disciplines: Isaiah Esquire is a seasoned dancer/choreographer/creative director and internationally acclaimed entertainer. Known for his mastery of face, character, and intricate lip-sync, Isaiah is definitely one of our shining stars in PDX. Johnny Nuriel illuminates the stage with a light all his own. His expansive arsenal of talents encompasses the circus arts (aerial/ object manipulation/fire performance), burlesque, belly dance, and live-vocals. He is known for his ability to fuse these disciplines seamlessly. With their powers combined, Isaiah Esquire & Johnny Nuriel are IZOHNNY.

REVOL Artists
REVOL ARTISTS was created from the group Just Hoopers. Originally a collaboration with our friends, the band Just People, Just Hoopers began to take on a life of its own. Our vision is to inspire communities to unite through innovative collaborations and movement. REVOL ARTISTS has a focus in unforgettable ambiance and choreographed hula hoop entertainment.

Laseronic Laser lights are the most vivid and saturated lights available. Laseronics contrast ratio unsurpassed any video technologies and their Lasers have the ability to reach out in three dimensions and shower the sky with cascading beams of light, embracing you in waves of moving light.
We are among the very best Laserists in the world! With a focus on live beam show performances, we offer fully preprogrammed laser shows and effects, using the most talented and knowledgeable Laserists available.Providing lasers for the most fashionable and fabulous parties throughout the world! Weather it is a chic dinner at the Pyramids in Egypt or a party on the worlds most elegant cruise liners, Laseronics is the choice.

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34 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Gaylabration 2015 – Portland’s Official Pride Saturday Night Dance Party @ Crystal Ballroom | Featuring DJ Bret Law, Revol Artists & more!

  1. Hanna June 8, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

    This will be the first time I participate in the Pride festivities in PDX; Can’t wait to celebrate with such a great community!

  2. Jianna June 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    Because where else can you rock glittery fake eyelashes, a feather boa, and rainbow errythang?! Plus IZOHNNY is literally the fiercest of all time, but that’s not news.

  3. Kari norene June 8, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    I have always wanted to gather all my (gay) friends together and celebrate with them. That is what gay pride is all about; love and acceptance……..oh and of course rainbow sparkly things!

  4. Kevin Stufflebean June 8, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

    I’m new out of the closet, I’ve never attended any pride events ever, and want to attend things plus I’ve never been to the crystal ballroom.

    • Kevin Stufflebean June 11, 2015 at 11:14 pm #

      I won! Thanks PDX Pipeline!

  5. Kevin June 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

    My boyfriend is coming down from Canada for the weekend for pride and we would love to go

  6. Rebecca Stone June 9, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

    I just moved to Portland, and I’m super pumped to be celebrating pride for the first time in a city that I live in! I will be dancin my buns off all weekend, and if i won tickets to this event I’m pretty sure i’d spew rainbows! Thanks PDX Pipeline!

  7. Liz June 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    PDX Pride!

  8. Tina June 9, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

    Can’t wait for pride much to celebrate this year!

  9. Kiana Manila June 10, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    Omggggg!!! I’m so excited for this event. This is an event that you CANNOT miss!!!!!!
    This is my third time attending!!
    There are so many reasons why it’s a MUST to attend
    1. Good music/DJ
    2. Hot guys in undies and shirtless <3
    3. LASER LIGHTS!!!!
    4. Good venue/location/big open space!!!!
    5. Everybody says Love!!! People are friendly and it's just all about having fun!!!!
    6. Close to the hotel I'm staying!!!
    7. My straight guy friend wants to check out so I have to show him how the gay party!!!!
    8. PRIDEEE!! Helloooo!!

  10. Ileah June 10, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    I just moved to Portland, and I’m excited to celebrate pride in this city.

  11. Gabe June 10, 2015 at 11:44 pm #

    Who doesn’t appreciate a dancing to lasers.

  12. shirley spears June 11, 2015 at 12:30 am #

    My bday is June 13th and I’m turning 30. I’m From Seattle and excited to be in Portland this weekend!!!

  13. Steph June 11, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    Because singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” isn’t nearly as much fun as getting UNDER someone else’s.

  14. Sam June 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    Attended last year – such a blast. Looking forward to pride summer season all year!

  15. Nick June 11, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

    It’s my best friend and I’s first time in Portland and we are so excited to see Pride! This event looks so fun!

  16. Mary June 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    I have never been to this event and would love to take my little brother to a pride event.

  17. Talon June 11, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

    I am coming from little old La Grande, OR for PRIDE in PDX and I couldn’t be more excited to dance how I want to, gyrating my hips and pouting my lips. It is crazy to think that I’ll be going to an event where I can dance with another man. What a world!

  18. Shasha Andrews June 11, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

    Sign me up! I can wave my rainbow flag proudly now! I’m 40, but I still know how to rumble!!!

  19. Kate June 11, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    Pride weekend! My amazing coworker surprised me with tickets to see ABBA with the gay men’s chorus at the schnitizer that night. It would be fabulous to go dance our butts off after the show & be “dancing queens”…glitter and all. Pick us!! Oh and we have passports…so much fun..thank you! :-)

  20. Nicole June 11, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

    I’ve never had the opportunity to attend Pride and this would be the perfect introduction for me!!

  21. Norman Erickson June 11, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    I have spent the past year battling cancer – 8mo of (2 types) of chemotherapy w/2mo of radiation treatment in the middle… As of this week, my cancer has gone into remission, I am finally done w/chemo, and I have sooo much to celebrate & be thankful for! I want this pride to be a memorable one (but finances are making it rain on MY parade)! Happy Pride 2015 Portland!

  22. Lynn Elsdon June 11, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

    A Dance Party!!!!! I want to bust a move in celebration!!! Whoot Whoot! I could dance all night!

  23. Lynn Elsdon June 11, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    I want to bust a move in celebration!!! Whoot Whoot!

  24. A. Benitez June 11, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    Sounds like it will be a grand weekend!

  25. Danny June 11, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    My past boyfriend from 1994/95/96 is coming to Portland and its the first time I’ve seen him since 1996, I want to show him how Portland celebrates pride and this could be the event that reunites and sparks fire again.

  26. Stephanie June 11, 2015 at 6:55 pm #

    What a great way to kick off pride weekend! I would love to take my partner and celebrate with a loving and accepting community.

  27. Ron T June 11, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

    So I think I can dance. Pick me. I’d love to attend the fabulous Gaylabration.

  28. Jenny June 11, 2015 at 11:39 pm #

    Because it’s my birthday that day!! AND because my girlfriend and I are getting married in August and we want to party our asses off at pride to celebrate our last pride as single ladies!!

  29. Maura June 12, 2015 at 7:13 am #

    Coming to PDX for the weekend and would love to dance the night away!

  30. Christina June 12, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    This will be the first Portland Pride weekend for me – and this dance a perfect way to start for my lady and me.

  31. Jaime June 12, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

    It’s my first Pride weekend in PDX!! Can’t wait to experience everything but I don’t have a ticket to Gaylabration!!! All my boys will be there except for me…..

  32. craig couch June 12, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    cant wait for my first portland pride.

  33. Deric M. June 12, 2015 at 10:27 pm #

    Cause I want to take my beautiful man on a surprise date!!

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