Many people don’t know it, but we have two mascots at Spencer Pride. Camden (he/him) and Gus (they/them). Camden is a raccoon and Gus is an owl, both native… Read More »Our commUnity center Director, Jacob, shares the origin story of our mascots
Our Marketing and External Communications Director, John, reflects on how he came to be at Spencer Pride
I moved to Indiana June 2018 after meeting my partner through an online dating app. I have always been involved with organizations through financial contributions but never really at… Read More »Our Marketing and External Communications Director, John, reflects on how he came to be at Spencer Pride
What brought me to Spencer Pride… you can call me a townie (idk why everyone calls us Bloomingtonians, we’re townies, but I digress ha) every day of the week.… Read More »Our Fundraising Director, Maggie, reflects on what brought her to Spencer Pride
Our Volunteer Development and Communications Director, Lisa, reflects on how she came to be at Spencer Pride
My wife and I were looking for a place near my family in Indiana. I grew up in the area and knew staying near Bloomington was likely our best… Read More »Our Volunteer Development and Communications Director, Lisa, reflects on how she came to be at Spencer Pride
The Iris youth group began in the spring of 2017 at the request of a couple of parents in our PFLAG group (parents/friends/allies support group). We began to meet… Read More »Our IRIS Youth Empowerment Director, Joy, reflects on the formation of the group
I did not grow up in Spencer, however, my dad was born and raised in Spencer, and my grandparents still live in the area. Growing up, I had no… Read More »Our Health and Wellness Director, Clay, reflects on how he became involved with Spencer Pride
Outreach is a very important part of Spencer Pride. I make sure we support other non-profit groups that ask for our assistance through monetary donations, raffle items, and gift… Read More »Our Outreach Director, Rex, reflects on our outreach and our mission
Our Board Secretary, Kim, reflects on what brought her to Spencer Pride and what she does for the organization
I began volunteering with Spencer Pride in 2014, as a straight ally. Within a month, I was asked to join the Board of Directors. I was also chosen as… Read More »Our Board Secretary, Kim, reflects on what brought her to Spencer Pride and what she does for the organization
In 2016 Spencer Pride was the first pride festival I had ever attended. I had just started working for Boston Scientific and my youngest daughter had just transitioned. Boston… Read More »Our Treasurer, Nathaniel, reflects on what brought him to Spencer Pride
Our President and Festival Director Jonathan reminds us about the origin of Big Time Queers and our flag picture wall. https://spencerpride.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/IMG_9227.mov
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?