Sponsorships ’09

Kitsap Pride, our local LGBT Pride event, cost almost $10 per person to produce.  The cost to the community is FREE.  In order to do that we have to raise money through sponsorships and fundraising events.  Support your local pride!  Use the Sponsor Donate Now link to give online.


Red Star Sponsoring the stage for the third year and presenting the Pride Party the night of Pride.

A top-level sponsorship of over $1000 ensures you have the best recognition by offering premium space for your logo & name in the program with recognition of your donation. A description of your business/organization will be placed on our website with a link to your website. You will be provided an opportunity to speak from the stage. A vendor space with table & chairs will be made available to you with preferred advance reservation space.



A generous sponsorship of $500 offers great recognition with a logo & name listing of your donation in the program. A description of your business/organization will be placed on our website with a link to your website. A vendor space with table & chairs will be made available to you with preferred advance reservation space.

Pride Foundation Washington Peninsulas  Supports local students and organizations with scholarships and grants.  All the money is raised locally by local volunteers.



Kitsap County HIV AIDS Foundation Local AIDS Agency recently added Chicken Soup Brigade services. Also Operates the Q center for lgbtq youth ages 14-19. Walk with them this September 12th at AIDS Walk Kitsap.

Kitsap PFLAG The Kitsap County chapter of Parents, Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Noveing Equality through Kitsap County.

Kitsap Safe Schools Network Because No Student Should be Bullied at School Gay, Straight, Whatever.

Positive Solutions  Helping people on SSI/SSDI understand there benefits and incentive programs to return to work.

Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship  An open and affirming church
St Paul’s Episcopal Church An open and Affirming congregation in Bremerton

A sponsorship of $250 offers logo & name listing in the program with recognition of your donation. A description of your business/organization will be placed on our website, a vendor space with table & chairs will be made available to you with advance reservation.



A sponsorship of $100 offers a name listing in the program and on our website with recognition of your support.

Denise Farkas & Jennifer Christine



A donation of $50 offers a name listing in the program and on our website.



A donation of $25 offers a name listing in the program and on our website.


If you are interested receiving the recognition of supporting the 2008 Kitsap Pride event and the benefits of this offer, please contact us.
Last Updated ( Jul 03, 2009 at 02:54 PM )  




Kitsap Pride is excited to bring to the stage some great local talent.  We’ve got a great new layout to encourage folks to dance and soak up sounds and sun.  Plan to bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the day.  Thanks to Red Star for sponsoring the stage.  Check out the Red Star Pride Party – it’s a fabulous way to wrap up your pride.

Kitsap Pride is a community driven, non-profit event. This means that we cannot pay any performers. Instead we asked that you donate your time and give back one day out of the year. Back stage you will find drinks and snacks as well as tables, chairs and a dressing area. We ask performers to check-in with the stage manager 30 minutes before performance time. Our final schedule will be posted one week before event. On behalf of our community, Kitsap Pride thanks you for your involvement and appreciates your patience as we are unpaid volunteers that do the very best we can.

Time onstage is limited and we do our best to fit everyone in. We ask that all performers keep in mind the diversity of the crowd, including young children, without compromising their art. And we encourage outrageous, larger than life costumes and performances. Please let us know if you need anything!

The entertainment begins at Noon and ends at 5pm.

Contact us if you are interested in performing.  We are sorry that our budget doesn’t allow us to pay.  We can usually help with some expenses and feed you!

To apply to be an entertainer at Kitsap Pride please download our application <here>.


Entertainers 09

Kitsap Pride is excited to bring to the 2009 stage some great local talent.  This year we’ve added the pop band Vera, the Ghost and pop/rock singer Ricky Schultz.  We are also pleased to have back on our stage the folk sound of Inga Nova and the soulful funk of the  Kim Archer Band.  We’ve go a great new layout to encourage folks to dance and soak up sounds and sun.  Plan to bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the day.  Thanks to Red Star for sponsoring the stage.  Check out the Red Star Pride Party – it’s a fabulous way to wrap up your pride. 

Special Showing of Milk

Kitsap Pride is hosting a special showing of Milk at the Historic Orchard Theater on Bay Street in Port Orchard at 7pm on Thursday, February 5th. 

Tickets are $12 and include a small drink and a small popcorn.  It such a deal and we are raising money to boot! 

Tickets are currently available in advance at the Historic Orchard Theater. 

Here is a link for more information about the film.

Get them early – We do expect this to sell out.


There are still a few tickets left today for this special showing through the Orchard Theater’s Box Office.

State of LGBT Rights

Kitsap County ACLU is sponsoring a speaker on the night of Jan. 26th (that’s a Monday) at 7:00 p.m. at the Eagle Harbor bookstore on Bainbridge Island. Hank Balson of the Public Interest Law Group will speak on the “State of LGBT Rights: Focus on Washington.

The ACLU is a long time supporter of Gay/Lesbian rights and we feel that this is an important civil liberties issue.

Lullaby of Broadway

Seattle Women’s Chorus in Bremerton Saturday, April 4th. 
Presented by the Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

“Come on along and listen to…”
This harmonious musical staging celebrates the women of Broadway: Mama Rose, Auntie Mame, Annie Oakley, Mrs. Lovett, Evita, Elphaba, and Tracy Turnblad to name a few. Seattle Women’s Chorus will pay tribute to these great characters, as well as shining the spotlight on some of the many great musical numbers for women, about women, and written by women.

Admiral Theatre – 7:00 PM
515 Pacific Ave. — Bremerton, WA

Tickets:  $25 Main Floor
$20 Loge
$12 Balcony

call (360) 373-6743


New Years Eve Event

The New Year is just days away. Red Star is organizing a big New Year’s Eve Party and you are all invited. We are creating an event where everyone is welcome. We already have great diversity in the people who have bought tickets.

John from Henry’s Deli & Catering will be providing some great food to nibble on throughout the night. Bruschetta, Stuffed Mushrooms and More. This is in addition to the truffles from Carter’s Chocolates in Port Orchard. Plus, Steve Harter will be taking pictures of everyone in their festive garb and we’ll provide digital pictures at no extra charge.

To the best of my knowledge this is the first time anyone has tried to do a NYE party for the community. We hope you’ll join us. It’s not too late. Check out our website for more information. www.redstarevents.com or www.myspace.com/redstarnights

8pm to close

Champagne Toasts @ 9pm and Midnight (East Coast & West Coast)

Entertainment – including a special performance from The Royal Knights. Tacoma’s Drag Kings

Great Appetizers form the guys at Henry’s in Bremerton

Plus, Truffles from the guys at Carter’s in Port Orchard

DJ and Dancing – all types of music R&B Funk Disco right through current hits!

Great Party Favors



$15 advance or $20 at door

Transgender Day of Rememberance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgendered — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgendered people.

We live in times more sensitive than ever to hatred based violence, especially since the events of September 11th. Yet even now, the deaths of those based on anti-transgender hatred or prejudice are largely ignored. Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives. This trend shows no sign of abating.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgendered people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgendered people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.

What is a ‘Real’ Marriage? And who gets to decide?

On Tuesday, October 14th, nationally recognized marriage expert, Prof. Stephanie Coontz will be a guest speaker at a public forum entitled “What is a ‘Real’ Marriage?  And Who Gets to Decide?” at 7:00 pm in the Theater Building, Olympic College Bremerton campus.  The forum is free and sponsored by the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights and Olympic College Multicultural Services.

Professor Coontz will explore the surprising variations in how marriage has been defined at different points in history and demonstrate how the purpose and functions of marriage have changed over time, gradually stimulating new groups to demand the right to marry. We sometimes think that marriage has only recently become a political issue, but in fact, she’ll show, marriage was a politicized institution from the beginning. There have always been sharp conflicts over who should be allowed to marry and how marriage should be defined. From the so-called “love” story of Anthony and Cleopatra, to the fights between church and state in the Middle Ages, to the 20th-century battles over interracial and same-sex marriage, societies have fought over which social institutions or individuals should have the right to decide whether a marriage is valid.
About Stephanie Coontz
Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and is Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families, which she chaired from 2001-04. She is the author of Marriage, A History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage , (Viking Press, 2005), The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap (1992 and 2000, Basic Books), The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America’s Changing Families (Basic Books, 1997), and The Social Origins of Private Life: A History of American Families . She also edited American Families: A Multicultural Reader (Routledge, 1999). Her work has been translated into French, Spanish, German, Norwegian, and Japanese.
Coontz has testified about her research before the House Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families in Washington, DC, and addressed audiences across America, Japan and Europe. She has appeared on the Today Show, Oprah Winfrey, Crossfire, NPR, CNN’s Talk Back Live, CBS This Morning, Leeza, and MSNBC with Brian Williams, as well as in several prime-time television documentaries, including ones hosted by Walter Cronkite and Barbara Walters. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Observer/Guardian, The Times of London, Wall Street Journal, Salon, Washington Post, Newsweek, Harper’s, Vogue, LIFE, Time-LIFE Books, and Mirabella, as well as in such academic and professional journals as Family Therapy Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education, National Forum, and Journal of Marriage and Family.
A former Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Coontz has also taught at Kobe University in Japan and the University of Hawaii at Hilo. In 2004, she received the Council on Contemporary Families first-ever “Visionary Leadership” Award. In 1995 she received the Dale Richmond Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for her “outstanding contributions to the field of child development.” She also received the 2001-02 “Friend of the Family” award from the Illinois Council on Family Relations. She serves as a marriage consultant to The Ladies Home Journal.
Copies of recent articles and other activities are available at www.stephaniecoontz.com


We’re excited to announce that “Bent” writing group from Seattle will be taking the stage at this years Kitsap Pride.

Come out and enjoy incredible spoken word and slam poetry presented by “Bent”‘s own performers. “Bent” mission is to “To promote and encourage written and spoken word among LGBTIQ people and in our communities”