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Thank you for visiting our website.  Here, you can find information about our organization (who we are, what we do, & how we operate), our activities & events, & much more.  You can also find out how you can get involved to help us achieve our mission of making Indiana a more welcoming place for ALL people.

Spencer Pride, Inc. is focused on educating the public about rural lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer (LGBTQ+) people & issues in order to make Indiana a safer & more welcoming place.

We provide a voice for the LGBTQ+ community to help foster an environment where there is no disparagement in opportunity simply because of one’s gender expression, sexual orientation, or related perceptions of the same.

We welcome everyone to join us as we continue to cultivate a community of compassion & celebration for all people.   We are entirely volunteer-run & are always on the look out for passionate people who wish to help us achieve our mission.

In September of 2016, Spencer Pride opened an LGBTQ+ center in downtown Spencer.  With this opening, Spencer became the smallest town in America with such a resource.  The Spencer Pride commUnity center offer a variety of services to the local community and serves as the made headquarters for Spencer Pride, Inc.  The commUnity center includes Unity, our retail shop.  Unity is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM until 7 PM.

In addition to operating the Spencer Pride commUnity center, we have two annual events each year and also host a variety of other educational events & services.

  • The Spencer Pride Festival is an admission-free rural LGBTQ+ pride festival that takes place on the courthouse square in downtown Spencer, Indiana.   The Spencer Pride Festival is the largest rural LGBTQ+ pride event in Indiana.  Spencer is the smallest town with such a large LGBTQ+ pride event in the Midwest!  The Spencer Pride Festival takes place on the first Saturday in June each year.  The Spencer Pride Festival is known for its family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere, all in a small town setting.
  • A Night at the Tivoli is the main event of LGBT History Month.  It is held on the second Wednesday in October at the beautiful historic Tivoli Theatre.  This event features a film, educational activities, and a reception for generous donors who make the informative & entertaining evening possible.

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Holidays can be stressful for everyone, & LGBTQA+ youth sometimes experience unique challenges, especially when it comes to family. The Trevor Project is here to help 24/7! If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or just in need of a safe & judgment-free place to talk, give the TrevorLifeline a call at 866-488-7386.

The Trevor Project also has TrevorText (confidential & secure live help with a trained specialist), TrevorChat (instant messaging), & TrevorSpace (social networking site for LGBTQ youth ages 13 through 24 & their friends & allies). Check it out at: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
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The holidays are coming up fast, & we know you want to support Spencer Pride at the same time as you do your gift shopping! Don't forget to shop at smile.amazon.com, & Spencer Pride will receive a donation from Amazon based on a percentage of your purchase.

A donation to a cause that I support, & that costs me nothing?! Yes, no strings attached. You can directly link to the Spencer Pride Amazon Smile page at: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-2197732. To double check, under the search box you should see "Supporting: Spencer Pride Inc."

Thanks in advance for your support, & happiest of holiday seasons to you!
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We are proudly volunteering at the display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt this evening. Please come out & learn more about the quilt & it’s history. There’s also a documentary about the quilt at 7 pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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