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Pride Voices

Reflections on Pride 2019

Jun 10th, 2019 • Indy Pride
What a weekend! We had incredible attendance at both the Cadillac Barbie Indy Pride Parade Presented by Delta Faucet Company and the Indy Pride Festival 2019 Presented by Salesforce. Based on ticket sales and internal data, we had nearly 50,000 attendees at this year’s Festival. It was the largest gathering of LGBTQ+ people and allies in Indiana! I … more »

Pride’s Response to Jim Merritt’s Participation in the Pride Parade

Jun 4th, 2019 • Indy Pride
Indy Pride spoke with Jim Merritt’s campaign earlier today and re-iterated that he was not welcome at the Indy Pride Parade and Festival. A distinction was made between being “welcome” and “permitted”. Those who have registered for the Pride Parade are permitted to choose their participants. If a group chooses to invite Jim Merritt to … more »

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 »