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 http://kitsappride.org/twist-tops-film-festival/ 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. 

Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Sunday is going to be perfect weather to taste wines on the patio. We will have some great food and a special gift for everyone. Stock up on Summer wines while you support Pride. Check out the tasting notes that we just posted on Facebook.

 

Please purchase tickets now so we can plan

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”

Kitsap Pride Picnic + Rally

Join us Sunday, June 11th, for a family friendly picnic. – This is an all ages event. Admission is by donation. Our hosts will provide a picnic meal of burgers including veggie, and side dishes. Bring your own beverages. Lots of space for fun and games. This is a benefit for the Kitsap Pride Network and Q Youth Resources.

This our local entry in the Global LBGT March and Rally. Come be a part of the global movement while supporting our local LGBTQ organizations!

Find out more and RSVP at our Facebook Event.

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