Pride Month is upon us, and Indy Pride, Inc. has a full slate of events for you and yours to look forward to.
Mindful that many in the community may still not feel safe at in-person events, Indy Pride will continue on a virtual platform this June, with several events running throughout the month. The events to celebrate LGBTQ+ Hoosiers will be meaningful, engaging, and continue the tradition of building community.
The full event schedule includes:
The annual festival will be hosted virtually again this year, but with the addition of an interactive Indy Pride 2021 Virtual Festival map on the IndyPride.org website. Participants will be able to explore virtual areas featuring great artists, resources, merchants, community partners and more.
“Our team is working hard to produce a virtual festival experience that engages our audience and connects them with important resources, community partners and one another,” Indy Pride executive director Chris Handberg says.
Merchants and vendors on the interactive map will have options to showcase their products and services and link directly to their websites. They will also have the capabilities to connect live with virtual festival attendees through Zoom meeting links.
“It’s challenging to create engaging virtual content after 18 months of virtual events, but our team is aiming to reproduce the most important aspect of our annual festival (in addition to the entertainment, of course)—connection,” Handberg adds.
These areas include:
Indy Pride also worked with local merchant United State of Indiana to create a 2021 “Stay Proud. Stay Connected.” collection, including an Indy Pride Party Pack Presented by Roche.
All proceeds from goods sold directly benefit Indy Pride, Inc. and can be purchased at their Shop with Pride store.