Welcome to Star City Pride!

Archived Announcements


Sponsor SCP!

The 2019 Star City Pride Festival is quickly approaching! We can't do it without the incredible support of our many generous friends, allies, and businesses. Here is your opportunity to participate and support your local LGBTQIA+ community: Click to read more! Star City Pride is currently seeking Sponsors and Vendors for the Pride Festival! We also have some great advertising rates for those who want to be seen on our website throughout the next year and in this year's Pride Guide, an educational magazine that will be free to all event attendees.
For more info go to and click 'SPONSOR SCP TODAY! And don't forget to RSVP to Rise Up - Star City Pride Festival 2019 (June 8) and Rise Up - Star City Pride Festival 2019 (June 7).


Buffy Cranford - Message from President


Dan Huntley - Election results

Thank you to all of the community members who participated in the Star City Pride elections tonight! Click to read more!We hope that all those in attendance continue to show up and chip in.
And congratulations go to your newly elected board members:
President: Buffy Cranford
Treasurer: Larry Williams
Sponsorship and Development Director: De Monson
Community Outreach Coordinator: Kody Abarr
They will join the current board, Vice-President Dan Huntley, Secretary Patrick Alexander, and Entertainment Director Ron Royer, in making Star City Pride into the future. Congratulations on your elections and thank you for your service!


Election Information

Star City Pride will be filling FOUR positions at the special elections, and we need your help...

Follow the link on the left to find out more about these important volunteer spots, and ways you can serve your community:

President (term ends 2020)
Treasurer (term ends 2019)
Sponsorship and Development Director (term ends 2020)
Community Outreach Coordinator (term ends 2020)


Dan Huntley - BOD Meeting Reflections

Well, we are one week away from the Star City Pride special election (and Corporation Meeting), and I'm reflecting on this past Monday's Board meeting.Well, we are one week away from the Star City Pride special election (and Corporation Meeting), and I'm reflecting on this past Monday's Board meeting. Overall, the meeting went well and we covered quite a bit of ground. We discussed things like our sponsorship packets, the non-profit reinstatement plan, as well as some exciting new events coming in 2019. The recurring theme, as we went down the meeting agenda, was that we have some work for the new officers to take up once they are seated next Wednesday. We are ready to hand the reigns over to our new board members! We didn't want to make too many moves without having good people in the vacant positions, but progress is still being made! Here's where we turn to YOU, the followers, supporters, and corporation members of Star City Pride. Next Wednesday evening (630pm at The Foundry, 3rd Floor conference room) is a special election to seat four vacant positions: President; Treasurer; Sponsorship and Development Director; and Community Outreach Coordinator. Star City Pride is a community organization powered by its community... organized by its all-volunteer staff and we need you! Please make every effort to attend and vote in the elections, and please consider serving your community by volunteering to hold one of these positions.


Star City Pride has A LOT of work to do and our next corporation meeting is scheduled for December 5th at The Foundry (211 N 14th St). We will be holding elections to fill FOUR vacant positions, we will be discussing the Star City Pride 2019 theme and design, and much more! Please make every effort to come participate in the elections and make sure YOUR voice is heard!

You deserve a say in how Star City Pride does business, so be sure to be a part of it by being a voting member of the corporation or be nominated and voted in to serve on our Executive Board. Here's your chance to serve!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

The 2018 Star City Pride Board would like to take a moment to thank all supporters of the 2018 Pride Festival in Lincoln. The countless hours spent by the volunteers, committees and corporation members made Star City Pride 2018 an absolute success! To our entertainers, you captivated the crowds and took our breath away with every performance that hit the stage! Our sponsors and vendors stepped up when they heard the call and turned out physically and monetarily to support the LGBT community of Lincoln and all of Nebraska. To our patrons and pride-goers, we can’t thank you enough for your attendance at Pride and look forward to making each and every passing year bigger and better than the last. We were humbled to kick off the 2018 Pride Month, and were fortunate to loudly and proudly, SAY IT WITH PRIDE! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Miss part of the 2018 Pride Festival?
View the 2018 Star City Pride Festival Headliners Here! 

Congratulations to our new 2018 Mr & Miss Star City Pride!

  • Mr. Star City Pride 2018 - Honeysuckle!
  • Miss Star City Pride 2018 - Anastasia Shakers!

These two are a motivated pair and we can't wait to see what they'll do this coming year. 
Congrats! You deserve it!

The 2018 Stella Awards results!

We are so proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Star City Pride Stella Awards. All nominees in all categories are winners in our eyes and we thank you all for your participation!

  • Best Musical Ensemble – Floor is Lava
  • Best Solo Vocal Performer – Ron Royer
  • Best Non-Vocal Performer – Dan Huntley
  • Best Drag King – Sir Extacy
  • Best Drag Queen – Britney Knight
  • Best Overall Entertainer – Sir Extacy
  • Best Hair Professional – Moriya Martin
  • Best Date Night Venue – Panic
  • Best Community Outreach Program – Drag Queen Story Hour Nebraska
  • Best Place to Create Community – Panic
  • Best Workplace – Bryan Hospital
  • Best Up & Coming Pioneer – C Balta
  • Founders Award – Paul Pearson