When I was a junior in college, I signed up for Alternative Spring Break. My group traveled to Minneapolis to volunteer at an HIV community center & work with LGBT… Read More »Our Vice President, Katie, reflects on what Pride means to her
Here’s a bit of history from our director Judi Epp. When Spencer Pride was formed, the focus was on local residents. We wanted the LGBT+ community to feel welcome here… Read More »Do you know how our mission statement came to be?
The Owen County Chamber of Commerce “is comprised of businessmen and women and private individuals working in partnership to make Owen County a better place in which to live and… Read More »Did you know that Spencer Pride belongs to several local and international organizations?
Spencer Pride’s Resilience Skills Program, a 10-week program helping people facing health challenges to thrive, starts Thursday, March 3rd and will run through May 5th. The program will provide tools… Read More »Resilience Skills Program – Register Now!
Planning and executing the 2021 Spencer Pride Festival took thousands of volunteer hours and the support of many organizations who financially supported the event. Nathaniel Clawson first attended the Spencer… Read More »2021 Spencer Pride Festival Recap, Part 5 (of 5): Sponsor-Fueled & Volunteer-Driven
While the day was a bit windy, the cool October temperatures were a welcome site for many attendees, accustomed to visiting much hotter festivals in late Spring and early Summer.… Read More »2021 Spencer Pride Festival Recap, Part 4 (of 5): The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?
There was a lot happening at the festival, in addition to the huge marketplace. With multiple downtown businesses participating and two entertainment venues with all-day lineups, there was no shortage… Read More »2021 Spencer Pride Festival Recap, Part 3 (of 5): So. Much. Fun.
The tremendous efforts of Spencer Pride’s planning for the 2021 Spencer Pride Festival clearly paid off on Saturday. Guests flooded downtown Spencer for the event and shared high praise throughout… Read More »2021 Spencer Pride Festival Recap, Part 2 (of 5): A Busy Day
SPENCER, IN – Downtown Spencer was filled with laughter, music, & smiles on Saturday for the 14th annual Spencer Pride Festival, hosted by Owen County not-for-profit Spencer Pride, Inc. This… Read More »2021 Spencer Pride Festival Recap, Part 1 (of 5): Two Long Years and Two Big Challenges
Written by Jonathan Balash (Spencer Pride’s President & one of Truman’s dads) The Spencer Pride Festival makes its long-awaited return to downtown Spencer this Saturday, October 16, after more than… Read More »Why Our Son Won’t Stop Talking About Spencer Pride
This weekend, the Spencer Pride commUnity center was bustling with people there to celebrate the facility’s fifth anniversary. Hundreds of people came by to partake in rainbow cupcakes & cold… Read More »Spencer Pride commUnity center Celebrates 5 Years
The marketplace at the 2021 Spencer Pride Festival is set to be the largest one yet in the event’s 15-year history. This is sure to please festival attendees, who find… Read More »2021 Spencer Pride Festival Marketplace To Be Largest Ever
Spencer Pride is eagerly anticipating its 14th annual festival, which will take place on October 16 this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This rural, small-town LGBTQ+ Pride Festival has… Read More »Spencer Pride Festival Planned for October 16
On Sunday, nearly 40 people turned out to participate in Spencer Pride’s Annual Meeting. The event, which took place in the meeting room of the Spencer Pride commUnity center, limited… Read More »Spencer Pride Annual Meeting Full of Reflection & Excitement
We have an amazing opportunity to raise rehab funds for the commUnity center rear wall – with a big boost from a Gannett Foundation-sponsored grant & fundraising contest. If we all come… Read More »“A Community Thrives” Fundraiser for commUnity center Rear Wall