We are hosting South Bend’s First Annual Pride Parade! The event is sponsored by the GLBT Resource Center of Michiana, which will soon be named The LGBTQ Center. The event will include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning people and their allies. It will be a festive, family-friendly occasion to showcase South Bend as a 21st century city where all are valued, respected, and empowered. The event will include a parade and booths including LGBTQ-friendly businesses, organizations, artists, vendors, families and individuals in our region. The parade will end with an all ages dance party downtown.
All businesses downtown will be encouraged to participate in the event with special promotions and entertainment. This will be a regional event with significant attendance.
This event will follow our upcoming rededication. On April 28, 2016, we will be hosting a large-scale event called “The LGBTQ Center: A Celebration of Change.” On this day, we will be releasing a new name, mission statement, logo, exterior lighted sign, interior renovations, website, and an online LGBTQ-accepting business/organization directory. We are thrilled about the changes at the Center, and look forward to our growth as a South Bend organization.
Funded by South Bend, IN (May 2016)