Looking for volunteers for Kitsap Pride!

volunteer-652383_1280We’re looking for volunteers to help us make this year’s Kitsap Pride the best ever!

We need help on the day of the event with set-up/tear-down, helping to coordinate vendors/entertainment, working our Pride booth/store, and much more!

Kitsap Pride is on July 16 from 11 am to 5 pm. We begin setup at 9 am and teardown lasts until around 6 pm. Morning and afternoon shifts are available.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign-up here or send an email to ginger@kitsappride.org. Please let us know what times you’re available and if there’s an volunteer need you’re particularly interested in fulfilling. Thank you!

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.

Schedule: 20 Events for 20 Years!

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 6.09.56 PMTo commemorate the 20th celebration of Pride in Kitsap County, we present “20 Events for 20 Years”—20 events throughout Kitsap County for the LGBT community and its allies. Some of these events are hosted by the Kitsap Pride Network; others are sponsored by our partner community organizations who do the good work of supporting our community throughout the year. We invite you to attend as many of these events as you can. Click on the title of each event for more information.

Showing up to be supportive and connect with others is one of the best ways you can practice this year’s theme of “Solidarity through Pride”!

Click on the program at right to download our PDF brochure!

Kitsap Pride Twenty

Wine Tasting & Auction

June 12, 2016, 4 -6 p.m. – Port Gamble General Store
Wine-tasting event with not-to- be-missed silent auction items provided by local groups and supporters. A fundraiser for Kitsap Pride Network by Red Star Events. Ages 21 & up. Tickets: $45/person

Pride Picnic

June 19, 2016, 12 p.m. – Pilgrim Firs Conference Center in Port Orchard
This all-ages event hopes to recreate the fun and festivities of Kitsap County’s earliest Pride celebrations. Lunch and soft drinks provided. BYOB. Admission is by donation. $5 minimum is suggested. Money raised supports Kitsap Pride Network and Q Youth Resources.

Bainbridge Pride

June 24, 6:30 p.m. – Check link for location
Bainbridge Pride’s 2nd Annual Pride celebration community potluck.

“Dragging Up the Past”: A Charity Drag Show

June 25, 7 – 10 p.m. – Olympic College Bremer Center in Bremerton
Professional and amateur drag kings and queens perform favorite hits. Supports the LGBTQ+ scholarship from OC Foundation. Tickets: $5/students and staff, $10/general, $15/VIP

Pride Party at Amber Lounge

June 26, 3 – 7 p.m. – Amber Lounge in Seattle
Join us just off the Seattle Pride parade route for an afternoon of frolic &  fun! 21 and over only.

Seattle Pride

June 26 – Downtown Seattle and Seattle Center
Western Washington’s metro Pride celebration scheduled to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969.

Kim Archer Live in Concert

June 30, 7 p.m. – Clearwater Casino – Beach Rock Lounge
A Benefit for Kitsap Pride 20. Ages 21 and over only. Tickets: $20/general, $30/reserved, $45/VIP, which includes a meet-and-greet.

Rainbow Reads

June 30, 6 p.m. – Kitsap Regional Library in Poulsbo
Reading “A Single Man” by Chistopher Isherwoord. Rainbow Reads is an LGBTQ-focused book club which meets monthly, hosted by the Kitsap Regional Library. Check the Facebook group or the KRL website for upcoming books.

Q Center Youth Drop-In

July 1, 6 – 10 p.m. – Family of God Lutheran Church in East Bremerton
The Q Center is a drop-in night for LGBTQ youth and allies ages 13-20. The Q Center rents space in a church, but is not a faith-based organization.

First Friday Art Walk in Bremerton

July 1, 5 – 8 p.m.
Experience one of the largest and most diverse official fine arts district in the northwest. Thanks to Fingers Duke for bringing legendary out-country group Lavender Country to play.

Grand Old 4th on Bainbridge Island

July 4 – Winslow on Bainbridge Island
Show your (Kitsap) Pride by joining us in marching in the “Best Small Town Parade in America”! If you are interested in walking with us please attend our Planning Meeting on July 2nd in Bremerton or see the Facebook page above for information about where to gather on July 4th. Everyone is welcome!

Kitsap Transgender Community Group

July 6, 7 p.m. – Olympic College, Bremerton

Kocktails with Katrina

July 10 – The Charleston, 333 Callow Avenue
Hosted by Katrina Duall – 5 p.m. All ages! $10 cover/$5 youth to benefit the Q Center.

PRIDE Service

July 10, 10:30 a.m. – Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bremerton
KUUF welcomes all people, no matter their religion, beliefs, gender, or sexuality.

Coffee Meetup

July 11, 10 a.m. – Whiskey Gulch Coffee in Port Orchard
Regular event held by the Meetup Group; Kitsap LGBT Friends. Everyone, whether on Meetup or not, is invited to participate!

Drag Queen Musical Bingo: Pride Edition

July 11, 6 – 8 p.m. – Toro Lounge in Bremerton
The Q Center hosts a special Pride edition of their popular Drag Queen Musical Bingo.

Kitsap County Council for Human Rights Forum

July 15, 5 p.m. – Eagle’s Nest by Fairgrounds
Topic: Solidarity Through Pride—Exploring Intersectionality and Implicit Bias in our Community.

Pride Party

July 15, 9 p.m. – Eagle’s Hall in Bremerton
The Official Party of Kitsap Pride! Enjoy dancing and drinks into the wee hours!

KITSAP PRIDE TWENTY

Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Evergreen Park in Bremerton
Kitsap Pride’s 20th celebration! Join us for live music from Vicci Martinez, local drag performers, musicians and more. Visit over forty exhibitors and vendors. Plus we have several food trucks and ice cream. Family activities and more!

Kitsap PFLAG Support Meeting

July 18, 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Hot Java Cafe in Bremerton
Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies of LGBTQ people are invited to come together to discuss issues and socialize.

Donate to Orlando Victims Fund

#WeAreOrlandoKitsap Pride stands in solidarity with the victims of the tragedy this past weekend in Orlando. If you would like to donate to help, we are collecting funds for the victims of the attack. All funds donated through this form will be sent to Equality Florida to help the families of the victims in the coming days.

Donate to Orlando Victims Fund




Pride in Port Gamble: A Wine Tasting Fundraiser

13015138_10154252750612722_3405672321241019607_nTICKETS NOW AVAILABLE.

This kick-off event for Kitsap Pride’s 20 Events for 20 Years celebration features wine-tasting, food pairings, and a silent auction with art, music, cultural, and dining experiences. All money raised will do to support Kitsap Pride Network and the 20th celebration of Pride in Kitsap County, which is planned for July 16 in Evergreen Park.

Tickets are $45 and can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets.

June 12, 2016
4 –7 p.m

Port Gamble General Store & Café
32400 N Rainier Ave
Port Gamble, WA

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.

  • Kitsap Great Give
  • 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.

  • KITSAP PRIDE TWENTY

    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!

    Kitsap Pride 2015

    Kitsap Pride is proud to announce the return of Kim Archer to the stage this year at 1:00pm to 2:30pm – bring chairs and/or blankets and enjoy the concert. This year we celebrate marriage equality, focus on foster parenting and rally for employment discrimination and transgender rights.
    Dirty Beat Duo will take the stage at 3:30 for a dance party in the park.

    40 vendors plus food, chocolates and Ice cream.

    Main Stage Schedule
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    Noon – opening music

    12:10 Drag Performances

    12:50  Greg Wheeler, Bremerton City Council President.
    Steven Strachan, Bremerton Chief of Police

    1:00 – Kim Archer Music

    2:30 – Drag Perfomances

    3:20 – Congressman Derek Kilmer

    3:30 – Dirty Beat Duo – DJs Dancing in the park

    5:00 – Close

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    On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/507754846031144/

     

    Meet Our 2015 Sponsors

    Kitsap Pride couldn’t happen every year without the support of our sponsors. This year we are proud to have the Pride Foundation and Group Health Cooperative sponsoring the event. Come by and see them on July 18, 2015 from Noon to 5 p.m. at Evergreen Park in Bremerton.

    PrideFoundation_Logo_RGB1-300x67Pride Foundation

    Pride Foundation is a regional community foundation that inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people across the Northwest. They invest in organizations, students, and leaders in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington—transforming individual acts of courage into a unified movement for change. Leveraging generous support from thousands of donors and volunteers, they provide the support that local visionaries need to effect change in their communities: grant dollars, scholarships, fellowships, technical expertise, convenings, and leadership development.

    http://www.pridefoundation.org

    Group Health LogoGroup Health Cooperative

    Group Health Cooperative is a member-governed, nonprofit health care system that coordinates care and coverage. Founded in 1947 and based in Seattle, Washington, Group Health and its subsidiary health carriers, Group Health Options, Inc. and KPS Health Plans, serve more than 600,000 residents of Washington and North Idaho. Group Health serves the Kitsap Peninsula with medical centers in Poulsbo, Silverdale, and Port Orchard and behavioral health services in Bremerton.

    http://www.ghc.org