American Idol Finalist Frenchie Davis to Perform at Kitsap Pride

Kitsap Pride’s week-long festivities include an LGBTQ+ film festival, Pride Party, and an expanded festival with community stage and beer garden

Kitsap Pride has announced that Frenchie Davis will headline their main stage! A Grammy nominated artist, Frenchie Davis became a household name as a finalist on “The Voice” and “American Idol.” She is also known for her work in on- and off-Broadway productions of Rent, Dreamgirls, and Ain’t Misbehavin’, among others.

Now in its 21st year, Kitsap Pride is scheduled for Saturday, July 15 in Bremerton’s Evergreen Park.

In addition to Davis, Kitsap Pride’s main stage will feature Purple Passion, a swing ensemble affiliated with the Rainbow City Marching Band; “Goddess of Electronic Psychedelic Soul” SassyBlack; and Guayaba, a Bremerton native and one of Seattle’s top queer artists.

For the first time, Kitsap Pride will host a second, community stage featuring performers predominantly from Kitsap County, including Queerly Beloved and their brand of gender-variety entertainment.

Also coming to this year’s Kitsap Pride: a new layout for the festival in Evergreen Park, which will include a beer garden in the closed street in view of the main stage.

Kitsap Pride will be the grand finale to a week’s worth of festivities, which include the popular Pride Party on Friday, July 14 beginning at 9 p.m. in the Fountain Room of the Bremerton Harborside. This year’s theme is “Black & White” with performances by Amora Dior Black and Sabrina White. Tickets are $10 

On July 8 & 9, Kitsap Pride is also bringing TWIST Tops: Best Films from the Seattle Queer Festival to Bainbridge Cinemas on Bainbridge Island.  

Presented in partnership with Three Dollar Bill Cinema, this is the first time this celebrated LGBTQ+ film festival has come to Kitsap County. The line-up will include:

    • Play the Devil, a simmering, unconventional thriller set in the lush hills of Trinidad.
    • Real Boy, an acclaimed documentary about transgender teen and aspiring musician, Bennett Wallace.
    • Suicide Kale, a mostly improvised comedy starring Brittani Nichols (Transparent) and Jasika Nicole (TV’s Fringe, Scandal).
    • Check It, a documentary about a group of transgender and gay survivors who find their way out of poverty in the world of fashion.
    • Best Shorts Festival, featuring the greatest audience and jury award-winning short films, including Folsom Street, These C*cksucking Tears, and Vamanos, among others.

Visit for more information and ticketing info, including a special package featuring Sunday morning Mimosas Before the Movies!

Sponsors of Kitsap Pride 2017 include the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Suquamish Tribe, Kaiser Permanente, Kitsap Safe Schools, Destination 420, and Starbucks.
Kitsap Pride unites, celebrates, and supports the LGBTQ+ community in Kitsap County. 

Kitsap Great Give

Thank you for your support in the Great Give. We raised over a thousand dollars to support our local PRIDE! Community support is so important to an organization like ours and we incredibly thankful that our community comes through for us.

Support your local PRIDE! Use the form below the fold to donate to Kitsap Pride Network through the Kitsap Great Give. Your donation will be processed on May 2nd and will make Kitsap Pride eligible for matching funds and prizes throughout the day. Continue reading “Kitsap Great Give”

A Word About the Election

Many people are feeling anxious about what is ahead for our community. Lots of other emotions to deal with as well. The key is that we have built a community to help us move forward together. Stronger Together. Let’s continue to be there for each other. Let’s go out of our way to connect with each other, but especially to those who may be more isolated.

We’ve faced tough times and stood up to bullies before and we can do it again. We will get through this with the help, support, and love of each other.

Kitsap Pride is working on a Winter Pride event. Let us know what you feel you need and what we can do to help as we move forward.

Take some inspiration from the words of Martin Luther King Jr: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

With Pride,

Kitsap Pride Network Board of Directors

Vicci Martinez to Headline Kitsap Pride

We are Proud to announce that our headliner for the Kitsap Pride stage on Saturday, July 16th at Evergreen Park is Vicci Martinez.

Photo Credit Scott Haydon
Photo Credit Scott Haydon

Vicci Martinez is a recording artist known for passionate performances, powerhouse vocals, and forging her own path—independently releasing music and touring the country for years before being a finalist on the first season of The Voice, NBC’s primetime singing competition, in 2011. On the show, she was mentored by CeeLo Green and they released a single together, “Come Along,” for her major label debut, “Vicci.”

The 31-year-old singer and songwriter from Tacoma lept into the national spotlight when she finished third in NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” in 2011.

A graduate of Stadium High School, Martinez has 10 albums to her credit, including the 2015 self-released “I Am Vicci.”

Martinez has been touring the United States and Europe the past five years. She has performed with artists including Sting, Annie Lennox, B.B. King, The Doobie Brothers, Jonny Lang, Michael Franti, Train, Colbie Caillat and Ed Sheeran. Her music is raw, personal, and powerful. She has returned to releasing music independently with a new found energy and urgency, a new ferocity. On May 1, 2015, she released I Am Vicci Martinez, Its lead single, “Bad News Breaker,” made its debut to nine million viewers on an episode of The Voice. She is currently writing and producing independently on her new record for a release in fall/winter 2016.

Kim Archer in Concert

Kim Archer 2016 Event CoverTICKETS ON SALE NOW – a fundraiser for Kitsap Pride Twenty

Known for her raw, powerhouse performances, Kim Archer has attracted a large and loyal following of fans with her vocally-driven soulful rock and honest songwriting. Whether she’s playing a premier venue with her tight band band, or an intimate club for a solo show, Archer never disappoints. With guitar in hand she commands the stage playing her own original songs, or conjuring up a whole new vibe on vintage hits so that they sound fresh and wonderfully different.

Thursday, June 30 at 7 PM

Clearwater Casino Resort
15347 Suquamish Way NE
Suquamish, Washington 98392

Get Tickets – VIP, Reserved and General Admission.

Kitsap Great Give 2016

great-give-logo-final-2016-webHelp support your local pride by donating $20 at Kitsap Great Give this Tuesday, May 3rd. Either use the form below or visit the Kitsap Great Give using one of the links below for more information. Kitsap Great Give is a program by the Kitsap Community Foundation which helps fund local non-profits through community donations. Support Kitsap Pride this year with a $20 donation (or any amount) and browse the site to see other organizations to support.

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  • Kitsap Pride Donation Page

    Kitsap Pride Network is marking our 20th year of Kitsap Pride celebration on Saturday, July 16 in Evergreen Park. You can be a part of this celebration by donating $20 for our 20th year! We are planning an ambitious series of twenty events leading up to our main celebration. We hope to reach out to all the different members of our community and to promote all the different organizations which help LGBTQ residents of Kitsap County year round. Your donation can help make this happen.

    Thank you for your support.


    On July 16, 2016, we will celebrate 20 years of Pride in Kitsap County! This year’s international theme is “Solidarity Through Pride” and, clearly, we have a lot to celebrate! It is the goal of the Kitsap Pride Network (KPN) to make this year’s festivities bigger and better than ever. To do this, though, we need YOUR help!
    With planning and strategy for our 20th Pride celebration already underway, we wanted to reach out and encourage you to become involved ASAP. We need people who will voice their ideas during this all-important planning stage and then continue on to help manage and coordinate activities to turn our collective vision into reality.
    While we began meeting last fall, it’s not too late to get involved! We are meeting regularly. The location is usually our office or Olympic College, but we will be posting that information along with a meeting reminder a few days before on our Facebook group page. Please respond in a comment below or sign up on our Facebook page to let us know if you’ll be participating. We would encourage you to bring along any friends who might be interested in volunteering.
    In addition to seeking more volunteer involvement, KPN is seeking candidates to expand its Board to ensure it represents the diversity of our community. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to celebrating and supporting the LGBTQIA community in Kitsap County. Being a member of our Board requires a dedication to our group’s mission as well as the ability to attend meetings and actively work towards executing our goals.
    We also want to hear if there’s something that can be done to make it easier for you to be more active in KPN or Pride volunteer activities. The group open to any suggestions; we really want to make these opportunities as inclusive as possible.
    Thank you for your time and support of KPN and Pride in Kitsap County. Because of people like you, we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary. This is a momentous achievement during a very exciting time in our community’s history.
    Kitsap Pride is YOUR Pride…and with your help we can set the stage for another 20 years!

    Seattle Men’s Chorus Returns with LEGACY



    Through new original commissions, this incredibly moving production honors the lives of two men who have left powerful legacies in the gay community. Divided into two halves, the first features the story of fallen Rutgers University student and violinist, Tyler Clementi, and the second depicts the life and impact of LGBT hero, Harvey Milk. Help us honor their lives through these powerful works by some of America’s most powerful composers. The uplifting nature of these stories and music will demonstrate that we’ve come a long way in society, but have even further to go.

    Tyler’s Suite
    Music by John Bucchino, Ann Hampton Callaway, Craig Carnelia, John Corigliano, Nolan Gasser, Jake Heggie, Lance Horne, and Stephen Schwartz

    Lyrics by Pamela Stewart

    I Am Harvey Milk
    Words and Music by Andrew Lippa
    Featuring Andrew Lippa as Harvey Milk

    Presented in Collaboration with the Tyler Clementi Foundation


    Admiral Theatre – 7:00 PM
    515 Pacific Avenue — Bremerton

    Monday – Friday
    11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    (360) 373-6743
    *The box office opens Saturday and Sunday three hours prior to scheduled events.

    Order tickets online