2021 pride Guide
Pride Week 8/28 - 9/5 Parade & Festival 9/5
Pridestream @ 3pm on Sunday 9/5 on WCAX
For full calendar listing and updates visit PRIDEVT.ORG
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Pride is Ageless in Vermont
We make pride a year-round celebration! Like everyone else, people in the LGBTQ+ community want to live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives. AARP is committed to creating a new vision for aging—one complete with diverse stories and innovative ways for everyone to pursue their passions— equally, openly and proudly.
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Welcome to Pride Vermont 2021! What a time for celebration! This year we are thrilled to host inperson offerings with plenty of oppo rtunities for our community to connect with each other virtually. We have missed you so much! After another difficult year of loss, we’v e had to learn and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of a global health crisis. It is with humility and gratitude to scientists and the medical community that gave us this opportunity to shake off months of isolation to come together and dance. While we move forward, we have also taken a few notes from last year and brought the Pridestream back . We're delighted to be offering a hybrid pride to meet the varying needs of the community. As an organization, our priority has been to stay nimble and respond to the emerging needs of those we serv e. We have been using this time to regroup, reflect on our values, invest in our commitment to racial justice, and reimagine how we exist in relationship with the LGBTQ+ community of Vermont, our community partners, and the world around us. This is an effort that we can only accomplish in partnership with you. One of the ways we are adapting to the changing needs of Vermont's LGBTQ+ population is by launching a community needs survey. This survey allows us to investigate the gaps between community need and program and services curre ntly offered by Pride Center of Vermont. By sharing your lived experienc es and vision for a LGBTQ+ affirming Vermont, we can work toge ther to advance our collective rights and build the foundation for a thriv ing, sustainable, future. Take our LGB TQ+ Com mun ity Nee ds Surv ey: prid ecen terv t .org /nee ds Finally I’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to staff, board, community partners, committed volunteers, and the LGBTQ+ communities of Vermont, who’s inspiring labor of love erupts each year, in a glitter fabulous pride festival and parade. Toge ther, this team, and so many others who’ve come before, help crea te the catalyst for our communities to celeb rate our accomplishments, wiggle our butts, learn from each other, and inspire future leaders. In solidarity,
Executive Director, Pride Center of Vermont
Check out PRIDEVT.ORG/CALENDAR for a full listing of LGBTQ+ events across the state! PrideVT.org
PRIDE WEEK EVENTS SATURDAY, AUGUST 28TH Poz BBQ + Mixer 1pm-4pm
* indicates an event not associated with or organized by Pride Center of Vermont
Location upon RSVP, Burlington free
Drag Queen Story Hour* 4pm-5pm
Noyes House Museum, 122 Lower Main St, Morrisville free
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH Pride Hikes 10am-12pm
Aldis Hill Trails, 876 Congress St, Saint Albans free
Whatever Floats Your Boat 4: Pride Tea Dance on Lake Champlain 2pm-5pm Spirit of Ethan Allen, 1 College St, Burlington $10-$50
MONDAY, AUGUST 30TH
"A Singular They" Screening and Presentation with Artist Toby MacNutt 6pm-7pm Online via Zoom free
TUESDAY, AUGUST 31ST
Overdose Awareness Day* 2pm-4pm
Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St, Barre free Location TBD, Brattleboro free Church Street Marketplace, Church St, Burlington free Turning Point Center, 141 State St, Rutland free Main Street Park, 1 Winter St, Saint Johnsbury free
Momentum Virtual Movie Night & Discussion 6:30pm Online via Zoom free
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST
GLAM Meet-up: Flatbread in the Park 6:30pm
City Hall Park, 149 Church St, Burlington free (open to GBT guys)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND
Pop-Up Happy Hour 5:30pm-7pm Lincoln's, Thorsen Way, Burlington free
Strap-on Harnesses: The Ins and Outs 7pm-8pm Earth + Salt, 47 Maple St, Burlington $10
Interfaith Pride Service* 7pm-8pm Online free
Amateur Drag Competition & Show* 10pm-12am Einstein's Tap House, 165 Church St, Burlington free
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD Glow on the Farm 4pm-5pm
Sisters of Anarchy / Fisher Brothers Farm, 4947 Spear St, Shelburne free
Queer Critical Mass Bike Ride* 6pm-7pm
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, Montpelier free
Pride Ball & Drag Show* 8pm-1am
Higher Ground Ballroom, 1214 Williston Rd, So. Burlington 18+ $20-$25
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH Pride Parade 12:30pm
beginning on Lower Church St and ending at Pearl St free
Pride Festival 1pm-4pm
Battery Park, 1 Park St, Burlington free
Pridestream (includes televised airing of Pride Parade) 3pm-4pm Online and on WCAX-TV free
Burly Bear's Pride Closing Party* 4pm
Red Square Alley, Church St, Burlington by donation to Turning Point
visit pridevt.org/events for up-to-date info, links, and details Events are subject to change, based on the COVID Health and Safety Guidelines determined by Health Officials and VT Dept of Health. 6 PrideVT.org
CHCB proudly provides quality medical, dental and mental health services to ALL members of our community! Our LGBTQ+ and gender-affirming health services are uniquely designed to ensure competent, knowledgeable care to meet your needs in a safe, welcoming space.
Stop by our Pride booth, visit www.chcb.org, or call 864-6309 to learn more!
Help us defend and advance Vermonter’s civil liberties. Become a member today at acluvt.org/join.
PRIDE 1983 EXHIBIT
On June 25, 1983 the first Lesbian and Gay Pride March in Vermont took place in Burlington, fourteen years after the Stonewall Uprising. From the very beginning the Pride events in Vermont were a celebration as well as a march. 350 people, many of them women, rallied in City Hall Park and marched through downtown Burlington – a memorable event that has taken place in either Burlington or Montpelier every year since. Organizers of the first Pride in Vermont have been generous with sharing and talking about their experiences. When they held that first event, participants knew they were taking a risk. Publicly announcing their sexuality and their fight for civil rights opened up the possibility of losing jobs, children, and personal safety. But the organizers knew that the visible presence of what was then described as the “Lesbian and Gay Community” could also help push politicians and community members to understand the need Howdy Russell photo by M. Sharkey for job and family protections and basic civil rights. This visibility has grown and transformed as LGBTQ2+ identity has changed and shifted in the past few decades – and it still takes collective action and organizing to continue progress towards equality. This exhibit is presented by the Pride Center of Vermont and the Vermont Folklife Center. Pride 1983 was curated by Meg Tamulonis of the Vermont Queer Archives—a program of the Pride Center of Vermont. Pride 1983 draws on archival materials from that collection as well as from UVM Special Collections, the Out in the Open Andrews Inn Oral History Project, and the personal collections of those featured in the exhibition. The exhibit includes a series of stunning portrait photographs of these early pride founders taken by Brooklyn-based photographer and Bennington College alumnus, M. Sharkey. Wilda White
photo by M. Sharkey
Support for the exhibit provided by Liz Shayne and Tiffany Bluemle, the Samara Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Humanities Council and our generous donors. Pride 1983 will remain an online-only exhibit until the Vermont Folklife Center Vision & Voice gallery reopens after the abatement of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit vermontfolklifecenter.org to explore the exhibit
PRIDE FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT HOSTED BY Vermont Public Radio's Jane Lindholm and Connor Cyrus
SCHEDULED TO APPEAR: River, Blaze N Saddles, Root7, Aunduh, Lillian and the Muses, tip/toe, Sasha Sriracha, Charlene Willey of The Sinners Cross Band, and Fab the Duo
Blaze N Saddles
Fab the Duo
Lillian and the Muses
PATCH ON YOUR PRIDE!
We've partnered with Outpatch, a Vermont LGBTQ+ Veteran-owned business, and local queer designer Isa DeMarco, to produce a limited batch of patches for Pride '21.
To order yours, visit pridevt.org
Sales from each patch benefit a different program of Pride Center of Vermont. 10 PrideVT.org
THANK YOU to the staff and board of Pride Center of Vermont
BOARD Mary-Katherine Abdel-Ghany Stone Wendy Beinner Rex Butt Jasmine Delude Lechelle Gray Art Hull Skylar Maguire Vie Mazur Iris Moreno Garcia Caryn Olivetti Max Titus
STAFF Mike Bensel Reggie Condra Richard Elliott Kim Jordan Justin Marsh Anne Moyerbrailean Taylor Small Willow Stein Phoebe Zorn
PRIDE GUIDE LAYOUT Justin Marsh PRIDE GUIDE COVER DESIGN Isa DeMarco PRIDE PARADE COORDINATOR Ada Blow PRIDE VERMONT LEAD COORDINATORS Justin Marsh • Phoebe Zorn
BIG THANK YOU TO THE HOOD PLANT AND THEIR TENANTS FOR THEIR GENEROSITY IN PROVIDING SPACE FOR US TO LINE-UP IN PREPARATION FOR THE PRIDE PARADE EACH YEAR.
Drs. Boyman, Conolly, Sisto, Rivera, and Thompson, Advanced Practice Providers Albertson, Montgomery, Von Sitas, and Kelley, and the entire VTGyn staff are proud to serve our LGBTQ+ community! Visit us at VTGyn.com or call (802) 735-1252 to schedule an appointment
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We Fund with Pride!
The Samara Fund connects, empowers, protects, and celebrates the LGBTQ+ communities. We fund scholarships for young folks and grants for projects, programs, and organizations across Vermont.
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Hannaford is proud to support Pride Vermont through the sponsorship of programs that strengthen our communities.
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