Pride 2008 started off with a bang at the VIP Pink Party at Mecca on Wednesday, June 25. The fabulous kick-off party and red carpet event featured complimentary cocktails and nibbles courtesy of Mecca and also doubled as a fundraiser for The Pursuit of Equality, a film by director Geoff Callan.

David Cohen, Joy Venturini Bianchi, Geoff Callan

John Marez, Julie Candace

Larry Lindsey, Chip Onderick

Charles Bello, Robert Pinnix

Edmond Arakel, Timothy Denike, Mike Pementell, David Ray

Alan Morrell, Charna Greenstein, Mike Genoshe, Betty Sullivan, Tim Gary

Robert Michael, Jenny Georges, David Cohen

Jenny Georges, Anita Cocktail

Joel Goodrich, Damion Matthews

Gil Loredo, Tyler Disney

Erin Massey, Charlene Murphy

Marius Cuc, Jennifer Biesty, Brenda Zarate, Joy Venturini Bianchi, Amy Zierach

Stacey Miller, Shannon Tucker

Brendan Hernandez, Calvin McKnight

Sharon Boggs, Anita Cocktail

Isaac Crummey, Joey Akel, Juanita Moore, Joshua J, Brandon Norris

Wilkes Bashford, Joy Venturini Bianchi, Mark Rhoades

Jimmy Harris, Nora Vargas

Kate Kendall, Laura Spanjian

Jennifer Biesty, Lorena Hernandez