Party Reboot: PRIDE Offers A Different Take On Weekend Festivities

by MELLISSA SEECHARAN · June 29, 2009

Mauricio Padilha, Phillipe Blond, David Blond, Keith Edward [Mauricio Padilha, Phillipe Blond, David Blond, Keith Edward. All photos by JONATHON ZIEGLER for PMc]

This weekend's gay pride celebrations came to an end last night with PRIDE, an exclusive invite-only party, at held at The Standard. Pegged as a "new take on pride festivities," PRIDE set itself apart from the "norm of raucous, semi-nude, spandex clad parties," attracting a crowd of LGBT heavyweights in fashion, art, politics, and culture. Hosts included staples in New York City's social scene and gay community such as Alan Cumming (who seemed to be at every party this weekend), Scott Buchheit, Patrick McMullan, Sophia Lamar, and others. While the event, presented by Mr. Patrick Duffy and I do. I Amsterdam, drew a very top-notch crowd, it wasn't just about partying; instead, guests turned out to support amfAR, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to ending the spread of HIV/AIDS through research and education. Party-goers had the chance to partake in a silent auction for works of art by Terence Koh, Nir Hod, Matthu Placek, Patrick McMullan, Liliana Porter, Marc Swanson, and a list of others. Amsterdam's Deputy Mayor, Carolien Gehrels, a married lesbian, was also in attendance.

Look for Scott's write up on the night tomorrow morning!

Francesca Hammerstein, Rob McGarry, Alan Cumming Francesca Hammerstein, Rob McGarry, Alan Cumming

Andy CohenChristian Siriano, Brad Walsh Andy Cohen, Christian Siriano, Brad Walsh

Jeremy Parrigan, Sophia Lamar, Scott Meriam Jeremy Parrigan, Sophia Lamar, Scott Meriam

John David Robbins, Vinnie KayDouglas Marshall, Emerson Barth John David Robbins, Vinnie Kay, Douglas Marshall, Emerson Barth

Asher Levine, Joshua Dunkelman, David Booysen Asher Levine, Joshua Dunkelman, David Booysen

Patrick McMullan, JOey KeenaBen Becton, Jeremiah Morris Patrick McMullan, Joey Keena, Ben Becton, Jeremiah Morris

David Chines, Risa Levine, Marc Krohn David Chines, Risa Levine, Marc Krohn

Ashley Shaw, Zackery MichaelScott Meriam, Martin Cohen Ashley Shaw, Zackery Michael, Scott Meriam, Martin Cohn

PRIDE Party Atmosphere

Charlie Quiroz, Gabriel DeFazioHeather Matarazzo, Caroline Murphy Charlie Quiroz, Gabriel DeFazio, Heather Matarazzo, Caroline Murphy

Demtre Daskalakis, Sophia Lamar, Tim McKlusky Demetre Daskalakis, Sophia Lamar, Tim McKlusky

Claude Morales, Brian WolkCarolien Gehrels Claude Morales, Brian Wolk, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam Carolien Gehrels

PRIDE Party Atmosphere