Portland Black Pride 2012

| June 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

Things are heating up and this year and we are bringing the heat.  That is why the theme for Portland Black Pride 2012 is Fire!  June is officially Pride month and we are kicking things off with Portland Black Pride beginning June 6th.  We have a several exciting events spanning from June 6th through June 10th.  This year we are really excited about the first Black Pride Summit on June 9th.  It is important to provide a space where we can all come together to share ideas and discuss issues that are relevant to the Black LGBTQ community.  We hope people walk away with a greater sense of community and feeling they have learned some things that they may not have known before.  The Families of Color Day Out is also a very special Portland Black Pride event.  We know that family can mean and look different for everyone, and that holds true for the LGBT community as well.  We want to celebrate that by inviting family, friends, and allies out to a day of fun in the park.

For the last two years PFLAG Portland Black Chapter has provided much of the support and impetus behind Portland Black Pride.  A tradition we plan to continue.  PFLAG Portland Black Chapter provides support, education, resources, and advocacy for friends, family, and loved ones of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Black/African Americans in our community.  But, we do much more than that, we also provide that same support and advocacy for Black LGBTQ folks in our community as well.  There is no other organization in our area that is specifically meeting the needs of Black gay folks in the Portland area besides us.  That is why we feel it is our duty to present Portland Black Pride, it is truly what this Chapter is about.

Portland Black Pride celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of LGBT Black/African Americans.  We invite everyone to help us bring the heat as we continue to build a strong and vibrant community for all of us.

For more information about Portland Black Pride email us: portlandblackpride@gmail.com

Portland Black Pride 2012 is here! You don’t want to miss any of the events we have in store for you so mark your calendars:

June 6th:
Queens of the Night: Black Pride Edition
9pm-2am
Hip Hop Party and Drag Show
$2 Cover (21+)
Local Lounge (NE MLK/Fremont)

June 7th:
Official Black Pride Kick Off Party
9pm-2am (open-mic 930pm-1030pm)
Hosted by Ya Girl Rissa Riss
DJ Common Denominator Spinning the Hott Hip Hop/RnB Tracks
No Cover/Drink Specials/Prizes/Appetizers/21+
Learn about all the Black Pride Events!
Local Lounge (NE MLK/Fremont)

To sign up for open mic inbox us or email us at: portlandblackpride@gmail.com

June 8th:
Blackbuster Movie and Game Night: Pride Edition
4pm-9pm
Enjoy a film in the screening area or cards and dominoes in the lounge area.
Feature: Dreamgirls (showtime 630pm sharp!)
Spades tournament in lounge area-winning time will receive grand prize!
No Cover/Free Prizes/Free HIV Testing-take a test, get a gift card (All Ages)
Pivot (209 SW 4th Ave)

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THE FUNCTION: Hip Hop Party and Concert
Doors open at 10pm!
DJ House Spinning Hip Hop and RnB
Hosted by Alexis Campbell Starr and Aries St. James
Featuring Performances by Syn, Choppa City, Fatha Green, Kristiana, Spark Diggs and many more!
Tickets: $10 in advance $15 at the door
All Ages (drink specials for 21+)
Limited tickets available so get your tickets now!
For tickets inbox us or email: portlandblackpride@gmail.com
Curious Comedy (5225 NE MLK Blvd)

June 9th:
Portland Black Pride Summit
11am-4pm
You asked for it and we made it happen! Let’s talk, learn, and support each other! The summit will cover topics around stigma, faith, community, and much more!
Free Admission/Free Testing/Breakfast and Lunch Provided/All Ages
Portland Community College-Cascade Campus (75 N Killingsworth)
Limited space is available so please register for this event:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6TRX9RJ

If you are interested in facilitating a workshop/discussion please contact us at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZQ78T59

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2nd Saturdays: Pride Edition
10pm-2am
Crossover Presents the Hottest Hip Hop Party!
DJ House Spinning the Hip Hop and RnB all Night
Come and get your party on!
$10 Cover/Raffle Prizes/Drink Specials/21+
Care Free Bar (10209 SE Division)

June 10th:
Families of Color Day Out
2pm-6pm
This is OUR Family Reunion so you know it will be live!
There will be food, there will be games, there will be music, there will be cards, there will be dominos…everything a picnic should have we WILL have!
Kenton Park (8417 N Brandon Ave)

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Black ARTISTS Pride
Black Artists Proud of their ART!
5pm-8pm
Cover $5.00/21+
*Saeeda Wright
*Bobby Fouther
*Amani Accessories & Gifts
*Amanda Genus
*Justin Leon Johnson
*Shakys Closet…
Local Lounge (NE MLK/Fremont)

For more information: portlandblackpride@gmail.com

If you would like to volunteer for Portland Black Pride inbox or email us: portlandblackpride@gmail.com

Thank you to all of our Sponsors that make Portland Black Pride happen:
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter
www.pflagpdx.org

Crossover
crossover04@yahoo.com

Cascade AIDS Project
cascadeaids.org

Multnomah County Health Department
multco.us/health

Equity Foundation
equityfoundation.org

Pride NW
pridenw.org

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