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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 »

2018 By Law Changes

Oct 15th, 2018 • Indy Pride
As Indy Pride has grown and hired an executive director, the need for by-law revisions became evident. Below are the recommended changes to the by-laws to incorporate the presence of an executive director. New and effected areas are highlighted! If you have feedback on these revisions, please contact Grant Helms at operations@indypride.org by November 5th, … more »

Join the Indy Pride Board!!!

Jul 30th, 2018 • Indy Pride
Indy Pride Inc seeks individuals to be slated on to our Board of Directors.  The Central Indiana LGBTQ+ Community is served by Indy Pride Inc. and their all-volunteer Board of Directors whose mission is to unite and serve its members and the LGBTQ community of Central Indiana through leadership development, educational and support programs, and … more »

Indy Pride Stands with Shaarey Tefilla

Jul 30th, 2018 • Indy Pride
Over the weekend the Congregation Shaarey Tefilla synagogue was vandalized with Nazi graffiti and symbols.  This is a clear message of hate and violence directed at the Jewish community. Indy Pride stands in solidarity with this community to fight these acts of violence, messages of hate, and persecution. When these attacks occur, which target specific … more »

Indy Pride President’s Response to Evansville’s Letter to the Editor

Jun 19th, 2018 • Indy Pride
Dear Editor, June is a month of celebration for the LGBTQ+ community, and I would like to extend a heartfelt “congratulations” to Evansville for their recent Pride events! As an Evansville native, it is encouraging to see how our LGBTQ+ community continues to mature and find a place to freely express who we are in … more »