Welcome to Pride 2017 Building Community
Fes val, Parade And Food Truck Rodeo
presented by Nissan.
Your pride board and volunteers have worked over the past year
to bring you a fun ﬁlled Pride Week and Fes val Weekend that is
packed with local and na onal entertainment: Ultra Nate’ is back,
and we have our new Mr. And Miss Pride Winston Salem taking
the stage this weekend.
We would not be able to produce this event if it was not for our
Community of Board Members, Volunteers, Sponsors, Vendors,
Our community partners have worked with us
to make your experience the best it can be:
October 8th – Annual Drag Brunch at Mary’s Gourmet Diner
October 13 – Kick Party Presented by Kimpton Cardinal Hotel
October 14 – Pride Winston Salem Fes val – Parade – Food Truck
Rodeo presented by Nissan
October 14 – Pride Winston Salem Oﬃcial A er Party at the
Inside you will ﬁnd a map to the fes val and the parade .
Please check the Pride App, Facebook and our website for up to
date informa on on the stage schedules, as they are subject to
Thank you for suppor ng Pride Winston Salem
Pride Winston Salem Board And Volunteers
Pride 2017 Headliner : Ultra Nate’
THE LEGENDARY DIVA, SONGWRITER AND DJ
CELEBRATING OVER TWO DECADES OF CHART‐‐‐TOPPING HITS
In her two decades of making music, Ultra Naté has remained a musical
chameleon, embracing a variety of sounds,
dance ﬂoors with the 1989 club anthem, “It’s Over
Now,” Naté stands tall and proud, proving that ar st longevity, though not
common for singers of dance music, is alive and well. Ultra Naté’s 20 +
year anniversary in the business
Italy’s hit maker
Nicola Fasano, Hometown Bal more’s DJ Class, Michelle Williams (of
Des ny’s Child) and house music innovators Todd Terry and
David Morales, Naté has also found me to ini ate a new rock/funk
project called Black Stereo Faith with the inimitable Quen n Harris.
Website & Social Media www.ultranate.com www.facebook.com/
ultranatemusic www.instagram.com/ultranatemusic www.twi er.com/
Working hard for the money also means wearing numerous hats. Sure,
Naté is the singer of the song, but she is also a songwriter, producer, DJ
(currently holding a mixshow residency on inﬂuen al French Radio
Sta on FG alongside some of the world’s top jocks), label owner (BluFire
and 410 Paradox Underground), club promoter (the
evolu on—from one crea ve aspect of the
music scene to another. “I’ve been in this scene for a long me, so it’s
easy for me to transi on from one area to another rather seamlessly,” she
explains. “Sure, I’m s ll learning some par cular dynamics, but that’s the
fun part of the process. When you stop learning you’re doomed.”
Naté’s schooling in all things music began in the late‐‐‐’80s with her aclaimed
Warner Brothers 1990 debut album, “Blue Notes in the Basement,” which
spawned such club hits as “Scandal,” “Deeper Love” and “Rejoicing (I’ll Never
Forget).” In 1993, Naté delivered her sophomore album, “One Woman’s In‐
sanity” with its R&B undertow, clearly evident on singles like “Joy,” “How
Long,” and “Show Me,” which was the her ﬁrst #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance
Club Play chart. 1997 found Ultra switching labels to Strictly Rhythm, where
she had one of the biggest successes of her career with the worldwide
pla num – selling smash single, “Free.” The anthemic track topped Bilboard’s
Hot Dance Club Play and Maxi‐‐‐Singles Sales charts before crossing
over to Top‐‐‐40/dance radio and Top 10 interna onally. The radio
and clubs couldn’t get enough so Ultra along with duet partners Amber and
Jocelyn Enriquez stormed the charts with a disco‐‐‐laced (from the ’54′′
soundtrack) rendi on of the folk/ pop staple “If You Could Read My Mind.”
Ultra release her fourth studio album, “Stranger Than Fic on” in 2001 which
found her spreading her musical wings and working with such producers as
D‐‐‐Inﬂuence, Arnthor & Bloodshy and A ca Blues as well as collabora ng
with such luminaries as Nona Hendryx, Lenny Kravitz and N’dea Davenport.
Two songs from the album, “Desire” and “Get It Up (The Feeling),” reached
#1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart, while the 4‐‐‐ Hero‐‐‐produced
sleeper hit “Twisted (Got Me Goin’ Round),” is a dj/fan favorite that
con nues to have a life all its own. In 2007, Nate’s ﬁ h studio album,
“Grime, Silk & Thunder,” arrived via Tommy Boy Records, spawning two #1
club hits: “Give It All You Got” (featuring Chris Willis), a cover of the Pointer
Sisters’ “Automa c,” and included Naté’s 2005 collabora on with Stone‐
Bridge (“Freak On”).
Ultra Nate’ (Con nued)
Since day one, Girl has always remained steps ahead of the game, following
the beat of her own drum. New interpreta ons of her early hits “It’s Over
Now” and “Scandal”, a Kenny Dope reworking and Morgan Page’s delicious
mix of the Grace Jones‐‐‐esque “Love’s the Only Drug” were Included on
Naté’s follow up 2008 collec on, “Alchemy: G.S.T. Reloaded.” The two‐‐‐
disc set spotlights remixes of tracks from “Grime, Silk &;Thunder”—as well
as debuts Naté’s ﬁrst oﬃcial DJ mix. In 2010 on her own imprint BluFire,
Ultra teased fans with an e.p. and represented homestyle with a grimy
B‐‐‐more Club collabora on alongside Unruly Records. The beat laden
“Things Happen At Night” featured hometown heroes DJ Class and Sco e B
and preeminent diva Jocelyn Brown.
At the end of the day, and 20 years on, Naté’s maverick style has not
changed. It remains intact. She says her crea ve process, over the years, has
not changed either. “I s ll work in many diﬀerent ways,” she explains. “I’m
very open to trying things diﬀerently.”
Ultra Naté con nues to move forward having shared the stage with the likes
of Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Johnny Marr (of The Smiths), Martha Wash, Mark
Ronson and Dimitri of Paris all the while releasing several currently smolder‐
ing releases. These include the infec ous club gem “Planet Called Love” with
David Morales (one of three exclusive collabora ons from his acclaimed
“Changes” album), a #1 collabora on with Marlon D and The Underground
Collec ve called “God’s Message”.
In 2013 Ultra released her eighth studio album "Hero Worship" featuring
collabora ons with a list of who's who in dance music.
Ultra Naté has delivered her classics and new tunes all over the globe per‐
forming everywhere from Amsterdam (for Milkshake Fes val), Paris, Lon‐
don, Japan, Moscow, Sweden, Dubai and Spain to name a few! Her spirited
presence has graced the stages of New York's massive Summer Stage in
Central Park and Nile Rodgers acclaimed FOLD Fes val sharing the stage
with the likes of CHIC, Duran Duran and Beck.
Ultra Nate’ (Con nued)
Ultra Naté is now back on the road both performing and DJ‐‐‐ing and just hit
the stages in London, Naples, Bulgaria, Brooklyn, Orlando, Denver,
San Francisco and her home away from home, Ibiza ‐‐‐ just to name a few.
With brand new music just released, and two forthcoming album projects
and high proﬁle collabora ons slated for 2017,
Ultra Naté, your original 'party girl' is bringing the party back to you.
“I want to con nue to be in your face,” says Naté.
See Ultra Nate’ on the main stage,
Deep Sugar Girl Squad
at the Oﬃcial Pride A er Party
10 Our 2017 Grand Marshalls:
Terry Miller And Joey Burde e
Looking back on the incidental things, it appears that Terry and Joey
were meant for each other. In 2009, Joey’s Myspace.com page had a
quote referring to thri store shopping as a form of therapy. Terry
stumbled across the proﬁle and being a collector at heart, he could‐
n’t resist. Terry sent a message asking if the two could go thri ing
some me. Their ﬁrst date took place not at a thri store but a coﬀee
shop (a bit of foreshadowing perhaps). They fell in love and soon
renovated a condo in Raleigh, ﬁlling it with their curated thri store
ﬁnds. It wasn’t long before they adopted a poodle named Helen.
Opportunity knocked in 2012 when Terry’s employer oﬀered a
generous reloca on package to Winston‐Salem.
The li le family jumped at the opportunity for an adventure.
Not long a er the move, Joey proposed to Terry.
In December 2012 they were married in a simple ceremony in New
York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
On their honeymoon the following spring, they rode Segway’s down
the streets of Asheville. It was so much fun that they decided
Winston‐Salem needed the something similar to show oﬀ the bur‐
geoning downtown. In 2013, Terry and Joey opened Revolu on Glid‐
ing Tours with a mission to highlight the storied architecture and
unique local businesses along the route. They saw the tours as an
opportunity to be the city’s most unique ambassador. In the ﬁrst 2
years they led over 10,000 miles of tours on li le 6 mile routes. As
the tours grew more successful, a coﬀee shop component was added
for folks to congregate before and a er their tours.
That coﬀee shop is now Twin City Hive Coﬀee Lounge, a hive of
ac vity for the en re community. The Hive has a commitment to
locally sourced goods including items from over 20 local vendors
including North Carolina roasted coﬀee and teas blended in
Greensboro. The shop is fully inclusive and is meant to be
comfortable for anyone who comes through the door.
We’ve enjoyed watching WS Pride’s event grow through the past few
years and are honored to host their weekly board mee ngs.
Over the past few years, Joey and Terry have been involved with the
Winston‐Salem Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Winston‐
Salem Partnership, Winston‐Salem City University, Campaign for
Southern Equality, the New Winston Museum, as well as contributors
to many other individual chari es. They look forward to con nuing
to deepen their roots and grow within the City that has provided so
much inspira on and opportunity.
“Be proud, be happy, and love one another.”
Terry & Joey, 2017 WS Pride Honorary Grand Marshalls
October 8 — Annual Drag Brunch— Mary’s Gourmet Diner—10AM
October 13 — Pride Kick Oﬀ Party— Kimpton Cardinal Hotel ‐ 7PM
October 14 — Fes val—Parade—Food Truck Rodeo—Trade Street—10AM
Parade ‐ 4th Street—11AM
October 14— Oﬃcial A er Party ‐ Hawthorne Inn — 7PM
2017 Pride Winston Salem Parade
Mr. And Miss. Pride Winston Salem 2017
Congratula ons to our current
Mr. And Miss Pride Winston Salem,
and our past tle holders.
Our current and past tle holders
will be appearing at the
Pride Winston Salem Parade
and performing at the
Pride Winston Salem Fes val
Check the Pride App and stage schedules
for up to date schedules.
Taylor Knight Addams St. James is originally from
Greensboro, NC however I currently reside in Rock Hill,
SC. Taylor has been entertaining for 12 years now and
travels all up and down the East Coast as well as to the
Mid‐West. During this me Taylor has captured 2 Na‐
onal Titles, 4 Regional Titles, 6 State Titles, and over
40 other Bar and Local tles thru out the country and
is your Current Mr. Pride Winston Salem 2017
Onyx Jayde Addams is an entertainer born and raised
in Burlington North Carolina.
She now resides in Winston‐Salem North Carolina for
the last seven years. She is a trans woman who is also
an advocate in trans issues. She has held many tles
over the state of North Carolina recent tle of Miss
Our past tle holders
Devonte Jackson, Transman entertainer that
started transi oning in 2014. Devonte has been
performing as a Drag King since 2006 prior to his
transi on. He resides in Winston Salem, NC with
his wife of 10 years Melissa Jackson; his biggest
supporter and fan. Devonte is a former Mister
South and North Carolina USofA MI, a former
Mr. Winston Warlock, and is Mr Pride Winston
Salem 2016. Devonte enjoys spreading his love
and story through performing.
Courtney Nichole Wildfrost is from
the Hickory, N.C.. area, and is Miss Pride 2016.
Aria Russo is an entertainer from Wilkesboro,
North Carolina. She is currently the show direc‐
tor and host for Thank God It’s Fabulous (#TGIF)
with Aria Russo at Club Cabaret in Hickory, NC.
Aria is also a board member of Pride Winston
Salem and the reigning Miss Gay South East
Maxwell Parque‐Divine is an outgoing, ar s c
entertainer from Winston‐Salem, NC who got his
start as a back‐up dancer about 4 yrs ago. He
has back up danced for MANY queens and male
leads at local, state and na onal pageants be‐
fore he became a male lead himself 2 yrs ago at
Club Snap winning his 1st tle of Mr Pride Win‐
ston Salem. 2015 He comes from a family of
legacy here in the triad world including the Haus
Parques, Parque‐Divines, Russo and Bonets.
being a board member of Pride Winston Salem
Our past tle holders
Kimora dela diva is a well‐rounded entertainer
from Kernersville North Carolina. She is a driven
individual who will stopped at nothing to meet her
goals whether it be the art of female
impersona on or in her personal day to day life.
She's a former Miss Pride Winston Salem 2014.
A former Miss Salem witch and a forever raining
Miss Warehouse which #19.
Omega Stjames, Mr. Pride Winston‐Salem 2014, is a
entertainer from High Point, NC. He is currently the
talent show director for Club Toniq out of
Greensboro, NC. Omega is the current Mr. Holiday.
Paisley Parque is an entertainer from Kernersville,
NC. Paisley has been performing for the last 27 years
and is known as the lips of NC. She is a former board
member of Pride Winston Salem. Paisley is the
current reigning Miss Scare‐olina and has held over
30 tles during her drag career including Miss Pride
Winston Salem 2013,Miss Gay NC USofA At Large,
Miss Gay NC Unlimited At Large and Miss Triad
Pride. She can be seen performing all over NC and
Hyden Wood, a Kernersville na ve who calls Win‐
ston‐Salem home, has been a male entertainer for
10 years. A former Mr Warehouse29, Mr Winston
Warlock, and the ﬁrst Mr Pride WS, he hosted "Man
Cave" (North Carolina's only all‐male "drag" revue)
for two years at Club Snap. Currently, he proudly
serves as Commissioner to Triad So ball League,NC's
largest LGBT amateur so ball organiza on
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Who we are
Through fundraising, Pride Winston‐Salem supports LGBTQ‐ aﬃliated
organiza ons and ini a ves. Pride Winston‐Salem believes a vibrant, fully
integrated LGBTQ community will catalyze the crea on of a diverse,
What We Do;
Events. In an eﬀort to increase the visibility of the LGBTQ community in
Winston‐Salem and surrounding communi es, Pride Winston‐Salem will
support events that celebrate and honor the diversity of our LGBTQ
community and our allies. Events include 'Rainbow Run 5K ‐ running with
Pride', Pride Healthy Living events, socials and our signature event,
The Pride Winston‐Salem Fes val ‐Parade.‐Food Truck Rodeo.
Pride Winston‐Salem is a 501c3 non‐proﬁt organiza on serving the LGBTQ
(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer/Ques oning) communi‐
ty and our allies. Our mission is to celebrate our culture, honor diversity,
inspire engagement, promote inclusion, provide community outreach, and
educate our friends, allies, and supporters on equal rights for all.
Thank you to our sponsors who make the
Pride Winston Salem Fes val—Parade—Food Truck Rodeo
This year Pride Winston Salem Won The
Downtown Excellence Award