We all know that 2020 did not turn out quite how we had hoped it would. We faced unprecedented challenges as an organization that we never thought we would see. However, we refused to quit and managed to shine a light of hope during a very dark time.
Our Board and Parade committee worked hard to bring the first-ever Virtual Pride Parade to our LGBTQIA community on June 20, 2020. Together with local dignitaries, LGBTQIA businesses and performers, allies, and partner community organizations, we celebrated together in a safe virtual forum to show the world what pride means to us as individuals. We could not have been more proud of our community and the way we all came together to support this virtual event! The virtual parade drove thousands of people to our Facebook event page, website landing page, and parade webpage. We were pleasantly surprised by the reach of this online event that spanned multiple states!
We are currently planning what 2021’s Pride Festival will look like. Rest assured that even if we cannot be together in person, we will eagerly come together virtually on June 18-19, 2021. Right now, we plan on an in-person festival along with TWO parades (Live & Virtual). We continue to closely monitor the situation here locally, along with what larger cities are doing with their PRIDE celebrations and festivities. The physical location of the SCP Festival will be held at Tailgate Lot 18, also known as Matt Lot, in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is a new location from years past and will allow for even more vendors and activities during the festival, which will include many family-friendly activities.
We will not quit. That’s why we need your support now more than ever! Our Sponsorship Committee is actively seeking support from area businesses and organizations. We are calling on your help to make the Pride 2021 event a celebration that is unmatched! Your support and generous contributions will assist in bringing big-name entertainment to our city, as well as cover cost-related expenses for our all-age festival. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, equal representation and commitment to community are core values within our mission. We strive to bridge the gap in promoting an all-inclusive community in Lincoln, celebrating equal rights!
We are excited to offer various ways of both in-person and online activities that enable you to support Star City Pride and increase your visibility within the community. Your business or organization logo will be seen by thousands of potential consumers online, on entrance and stage signage, Pride Guide advertisements (print and digital), social media, website presence, and more! Additional information about these opportunities is provided on the enclosed pages and online at www.starcitypride.org.
We need your help to continue this important work. Please contribute today and together we will celebrate with PRIDE!
Star City Pride
Board of Directors