Spencer Pride

Overview:

Spencer Pride is a 100% volunteer-fueled organization focused on educating the public about the rural LGBTQ+ community in south central Indiana.  Spencer Pride runs an LGBTQ center, making their home town of Spencer, Indiana, the smallest community in America with a dedicated LGBTQ+ community center.  Spencer Pride has been coordinated the popular Spencer Pride Festival for the past 11 years.  This festival is the second largest in downtown Spencer, Indiana, & brings thousands of open-minded visitors to the small, rural community each year.  The organization also coordinates other events & educational activities throughout the year. 

Media Links:

Spencer, Indiana is turning the table on “small town” stereotypes and looking toward the future (theIndyChannel.com/RTV6, February 27, 2017)

https://www.theindychannel.com/news/call-6-investigators/spencer-indiana-is-turning-the-table-on-small-town-stereotypes-and-looking-towards-the-future

Small Town, Big Pride: Spencer, Indiana (from Mic.com, June 27, 2017)

https://mic.com/articles/179726/small-town-big-pride-spencer-indiana#.4vlqSQ6f6

Spencer Pride Acquires Historic Building for New Home (from the Bloomington Herald-Times, October 12, 2017)

https://www.heraldtimesonline.com/news/local/spencer-pride-acquires-historic-building-for-new-home/article_43bacad7-b6bf-5571-98e0-3ea7f9cc3b0f.html

How this long-running LGBT Pride festival flourished in small-town Indiana (Front Page of the Indianapolis Star, June 1, 2017)

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/01/rural-spencer-indiana-lgbt-pride-tradition-thrive/323214001/

Spencer Pride Plans Expansion in Historic Building (from Indiana Landmarks, December 18, 2017)

https://www.indianalandmarks.org/2017/12/spencer-pride-plans-expansion-historic-building/

Spencer Pride Honored with 2017 Champion of Diversity Award (from Indiana Minority Business Magazine, January 6, 2017)

http://www.indianaminoritybusinessmagazine.com/on-the-cover/celebrating-the-different/