Spencer Pride, Inc. is focused on educating the public about rural lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer (LGBTQ+) people & issues in order to make our community 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.
In addition to operating the Spencer Pride commUnity center, we have two annual events each year and also host a variety of other events.
- The Spencer Pride Festival is an admission-free rural LGBTQ+ pride festival that takes place on the square of the Owen County Courthouse in Spencer, Indiana. The Spencer Pride Festival is the largest rural LGBTQI 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 unlike most LGBTQI pride events.
- 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.
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 every Friday & Saturday from 10 AM until 7 PM.