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A Million Moments of Pride

Apr 29th, 2019 • Indy Pride
50 years ago, Pride began at The Stonewall Inn when patrons of the establishment, who were primarily members of the LGBTQ+ Community were being harassed and arrested for gathering in public. Angry and tired of being persecuted for their sexuality or gender identity, they rose up and rioted, sparking the fire of Pride across the … more »

Letter to Mass. Ave. Community

Apr 3rd, 2019 • Indy Pride
April 2, 2019 Dear Community Member, Indy Pride, Inc. is proud to announce the Rainbow 5K Presented by Anthem will be held on Saturday May 18th with the run beginning at 8:30a.m. The following roads will be affected with travel and parking restrictions: Park Ave, St Clare, Alabama, 16th Street, College, and Massachusetts Avenue.   closures … more »

Indy Pride Opposes Current Bias Crimes Legislation

Mar 27th, 2019 • Indy Pride
In the last several weeks, Indiana legislators have passed competing bills which seek to address bias crimes in Indiana. From the beginning of this process, Indy Pride and coalition allies have advocated for a comprehensive and inclusive bias crime bill including gender identity and sexual orientation as protected characteristics. While the most recent form of … more »

Update on Bias Crimes Legislation-SB 12

Feb 20th, 2019 • Indy Pride
As many in our community are aware, the Indiana Statehouse is debating legislation to address bias crimes in Indiana. On Tuesday, Feb. 19th, the Senate dramatically amended SB 12 yesterday, stripping references to race, gender identity and sexual orientation. Though there was passionate testimony from the community and Senators to pass the bill with those characteristics … more »

Hate Crimes Legislation in Indiana

Feb 5th, 2019 • Indy Pride
The Indiana legislature is debating proposed hate crimes legislation to include gender and sexual orientation characteristics. The goal of the legislation is to protect all Hoosiers from crimes motivated by hate. To make your voice heard, it is critical you contact your legislator. Please use the information below to let them hear you! The Senate … more »

Growing Divisions in Our Community

Jan 29th, 2019 • Indy Pride
  Chris Handberg, Executive Director In the past few weeks, it seems that many divisions are coming to the surface in the local LGBTQ+ Community. As we have seen on social media, there have been accusations, attacks, and condemnations by those representing different parts of the Pride family. While our responses and reactions are not … more »

Indy Pride, Inc. and The Indianapolis Public Library Announce Partnership for LGBTQ+ Collection

Nov 9th, 2018 • Indy Pride
November 2018–Indy Pride, Inc. is proud to announce a partnership with The Indianapolis Public Library to integrate the Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives into Central Library as well as create a permanent LGBTQ+ Exhibit. The Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives is home to over 7,000 titles specific to the LGBTQ+ Community. The Library and Archive … more »

Board of Directors 2018 Slate

Oct 24th, 2018 • Indy Pride
Here are the nominees for the Indy Pride Board of Directors 2018 slate! The 2018 Slate Committee convened, interviewed many qualified candidates, and presents the following candidates for the Indy Pride Board of Directors. Voting closes on Wednesday, November 7th at noon. Vote on the slate here! Frank Ebels I have been a volunteer with a … more »