Greetings, dedicated volunteers and supporters! What a year 2022 has been! Our progress this year speaks for itself. Collectively in 2022, we: Distributed $6,000 in scholarships for LGBTQ+ volunteers pursuing… Read More »A Look Back at 2022…A Look Ahead at 2023!
Spencer Pride commUnity center
Spencer Pride was recently awarded a $5,000 Community Investment Grant from Owen County Community Foundation. This grant will be used to assist with our Move-In Ready campaign that is designed… Read More »Community Investment Grant from Owen County Community Foundation
We’ve come along way since this photo was taken but we aren’t done yet! With money left to raise during A Community Thrives, we need your help for the next… Read More »Move-In Ready Donations Urgently Needed
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 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
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?
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
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
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