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

    Kitsap Great Give

    WmEDH9ZrRSzAw5PAf8EZa7dgoZuXNDYd8UUfpIuS9CEGet ready! On May 5th, 2015 we are participating in Kitsap Great Give. Starting at midnight you can donate to the Kitsap Pride Network through this page, our direct donation page, or at Kitsap Great Give directly.

    Every donation to Kitsap Pride increases our chances of winning prizes and getting a greater share of the bonus pool.  Throughout the day you can follow us on the Leaderboard to see how we are doing.

    If you have any questions about the Kitsap Great Give please write to celebrations@kitsappride.org or greatgive@kitsapfoundation.org


    Support Your Local Pride

    Kitsap Pride is proud to announce that we are now recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.  Celebrate with us by making a gift to support our efforts in the community.  Tuesday, December 2nd is a great day to do just that.  After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday.

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    Make a gift here.

    The year ahead for Kitsap Pride is looking great.  Soon we will be holing a Town Hall meeting to get your input on what is next for pride in Kitsap.  We want to hear your ideas on what works and what doesn’t but also your ideas on what you want your pride to be.

    Keep an eye out for announcements or join our email list.

    Seattle Men’s Chorus Returns with LEGACY

    LEGACY

    TYLER’S SUITE   •   I AM HARVEY MILK

    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

    OUTREACH PERFORMANCE

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

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

    Order tickets online

    website:
    www.admiraltheatre.org

     

    GLAM IT UP!

    The Caravan of GLAM, Portland Oregon’s Queer Cabaret Troupe, will be debuting at The Point Casino in Kingston Washington on Friday, October 3rd.

    The Caravan of GLAM is the #1 traveling Drag & Burlesque Troupe on the Coast. Check them out at: www.caravanofglam.com

    Doors will open at 7:00pm for cocktails with the cast. The show starts at 8:00pm and will run 2.5 hours featuring 2 dozen acts. A limited number of VIP front & center reserved seats are available for $20. General Admission is $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

    Tickets are available through The Point Casino website. www.the-point-casino.com

    Caravan of GLAMThe Caravan of GLAM consists of a rotating cast of over 50 performers from all over the Pacific Northwest, from Seattle to San Francisco. Our troupe consists of all genres of performers: Drag, Burlesque (Male and Female), S&M, Acrobats, Comedians, Live Singers, Gymnasts, and Sideshow performers just to name a few.

    The show’s producer, Justin Buckles, has nearly 15 years of experience in film, television, and live event production having lived in Los Angeles and worked on such shows as American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and other productions.  “Get ready for a show unlike anything that you’ve seen. My shows are very interactive and audience driven. We will be down in the crowd, we will bring people up on stage, we will be showing a lot of skin, and we will have something for everyone. This will be a fantastic show filled with oohs, aahs, and things that will blow your mind. This is NOT your regular drag show, this is the Caravan of GLAM.” -Justin Buckles

    A portion of each ticket will support the Kitsap Pride Network. www.kitsappride.org

     

    Kitsap Pride Announces Annual Summer LGBT Celebration

    Sunday, July 20th, Kitsap Pride Network invites the community to Evergreen Park for a day of food and family friendly entertainment from 12 to 5pm.

    This year’s theme, Reflections of Pride, honors the inherent dualism of the 1960s, which sparked the fiery Stonewall uprising amidst the peaceful revolution held by the “flower power” generation. Pride Chairperson, Michael Goodnow stated, “We’ve come a long way as a society. This past decade, we’ve experienced great strides forward in regards to the equal rights movement. It’s important to take a moment and reflect back on the struggles of those who came before us. It was their bravery, 45 years ago that got us to where we are today. “

    Goodnow also shared a few highlights to this year’s event including performances by local artists the Dirty Beat Duo, and the first openly gay country music singer, Patrick Haggerty.

    Kitsap Pride is a non-profit event organized by volunteers throughout Kitsap County. For more information on Kitsap Pride, how you can participate, or event dates and times, visit Kitsappride.org.

    HELP WANTED

    HELP WANTED:  We are looking for amazing people who want to make a difference.  This year’s theme is Reflections of Pride.  Help create the community that YOU want to live in everyday.

    Pride Planning Committee Members are needed to build our best event ever! We are looking for creative people with excellent follow through to help plan, fundraise and execute the event on the third weekend in July at Bremerton’s Evergreen Park.  You will need to attend several meetings per month and there will be tasks to be completed between meetings.  This is the team that makes the magic happen at the park.

    Gay Skate Coordinator We are looking for a detail oriented community organizer to make monthly skate nights roll on! Need someone who can organized the details with the rink, help with marketing and recruit volunteers to help each month.  Being hell-on-wheels is a plus.

    Street Team We need some fun-loving and outgoing peeps to distribute posters and other materials to help get the word OUT about our events.  Also to hit up our supportive businesses and offer them the opportunity to support us with sponsorships and prize donations

    For more information contact us at celebrate@kitsappride.org, message us here on FB or use our Volunteer link on our FB page.