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Stride for Pride

on Monday, 28 August 2017. Posted in Events

Pride Runs on Community!

Stride for Pride

Join us for the Stride for Pride, a 5k walk/run hosted by The Pride Center of Vermont! 

Come down to Perkins Pier for a scenic route on the Burlington Waterfront with a gorgeous view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. This event is family friendly with events afterwards for all to enjoy! 

This route is designed with ease in mind so you can enjoy the view as you cruise along the Island Line Bike Trail.

And don't forget, Pride Vermont is the next day! Come march with us on Church Street as we make our way to Battery Park for our 2017 Pride Festival! 

Registration can be done prior to, or the day of the event from 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. The race begins at 9:30 a.m.

** Emails with route information, FAQ's, and waivers will be emailed after registration **

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Register here through Eventbrite!

SHINE: Pride Vermont 2015

on Wednesday, 12 August 2015. Posted in Events

SHINE: Pride Vermont 2015
Shine, this year's Pride Vermont theme offers a multitude of metaphorical meanings.  Rays of hope, sunshine's embracing warmth of inclusion and acceptance, the brightness and intensity of a shining star's accomplishment all come to mind.  Given its setting, at the premier LGBTQA occasion, I'd like to play with "shine" in the context of illumination, scientifically speaking, creating that rare but beautiful sight, the rainbow.  
 
Have you ever noticed that three things have to happen to produce the elusive rainbow.  The sun must shine from a clear sky behind you into a cloudy, raindrop laden vista in front.  You, as the lucky observer must be positioned in between.  In addition, to create the brilliant bands of color, from passionate purple to flaming red, the sun must be at a critical angle in the sky, 42 degrees or less.  It all has to do with physical properties of refraction and reflection and any higher in the sky and the rainbow would disappear below the horizon. That's why as the sun approaches the horizon just before sunset, rainbows are most magnificent, especially if dark storm clouds frame the background.
 
So SHINE illuminates, on special occasions, the brilliant colors of Pride.  As we celebrate Pride  Vermont 2015, let's keep in mind what brings those colors alive.  We need the sun at our backs facing a dark and gloomy horizon.  Arched before us in vivid splendor emerges that elusive symbol of hope, acceptance and inclusion if the angle is just right.
 
Hey, I have a thought.  Let's launch an awareness campaign called, "42 Degrees".  Let's figure out a way to position everyone, community and others, in that sweet spot.  We may never actually find the pot of gold at either end, but we can take PRIDE in knowing that the concentric bands of harmonious hues represent something much more valuable, a peaceful co-existence of humanity that acknowledges diversity and accepts each and everyone of us as we are instead of that which we are assumed to be.
 
Pride Week Events:
Sun 9/6: Annual High Heel Race On Church Street
Weds 9/9: Gender PRIDE Speaker Event: Julia Serano
Thurs 9/10: PRIDE Vermont Interfaith Service
Sat 9/12: Roaring 20's Gala
 
Pride Day Events: Sunday September 13th Noon-5pm
Pride Vermont Parade, Festival & Northern Decadence
 

Stride to Pride 5k Run/Walk

on Tuesday, 28 July 2015. Posted in Events

Stride to Pride 5k Run/Walk

What better way to kick off Pride weekend than with a beautiful sunset 5K along the waterfront of Lake Champlain! In its second year, this event celebrates the joy of the LGBTQ and allied community through fun and fitness! We welcome everyone who wishes to join us in the celebration to show support, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. All proceeds benefit the work of the Pride Center of Vermont.

Starting at 6 pm in Battery Park this course will be mostly flat or downhill, with one incline near the end. Water stations available during the course with water and snacks at the end. This race will not be officially timed, but there will be prizes for the top 3 runners and top 3 walkers (walkers defined as always having 2 feet on the ground throughout the course). We will also be offering a prize for “Most Prideful” costume!

All participants will receive a custom finishers medal and be entered into our bib raffle for a variety of great prizes! Adults who register before September 1st will be guaranteed a custom "Stride To Pride" t-shirt. Please note that youth registrations do not include a shirt.

This fun event will include music, prizes, azumba warm up and of course a spectacular sunset! 

On-site registration is available, but early registration is encouraged. Bib pick-up will start at 5 pm the day of the race at Battery Park, or you can pick-up your bib on Thursday, September 10 from 4 pm until 6 pm at Fleet Feet in Essex.

We look forward to kicking off the weekend of Vermont Pride with you as we Stride To Pride!

Event details and schedule

Thursday, Sept. 10 - early packet pick-up will be available from 4 pm - 6 pm at Fleet Feet in Essex.

Friday, September 12- Battery Park, Burlington

5:00 pm - On site registration and packet pick-up

5:45 pm - Announcements and Zumba warm up!

6:00 pm - 5K begins

7:00 pm - Awards ceremony, refreshments and raffle prizes!

GLAM Beach Bash & BBQ

on Tuesday, 28 July 2015. Posted in Events

GLAM Beach Bash & BBQ

Join us at North Beach on August 9th for GLAM's annual Beach Bash and BBQ! We'll be spending the afternoon swimming, food, and games. This is the perfect opportunity to soak up the sun and connect with other guys in the community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Six Flags Great Escape with GLAM

on Tuesday, 28 July 2015. Posted in Events

Six Flags Great Escape with GLAM

Join GLAM for a trip to Six Flags Great Escape on August 1! While most GLAM events are free, this event will cost $15 per person. Register with Mike Bensel at mike@pridecentervt.org by July 31st. 

Please meet at the Pride Center of Vermont at 9am to depart to Great Escape by 9:30am. Transportation will be provided, as we will all be traveling in buses.

Summer Semester: Dance Around the World

on Monday, 22 June 2015. Posted in Events, Safespace

Summer Semester: Dance Around the World

Join us for the first Summer Semester event of the year: Dance Around the World. Dance Around the World is a dance fusion class that combines Irish dance, Bollywood, and American Ballet all into one dance class. The class will be taught by two of the Pride Center's summer interns--Emily and Vincent--as well as another trained instructor.

All levels of dance are welcomed; no prior dance experience needed. Please wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. Ballet shoes, tap shoes, and other professional dance apparel are not necessary to wear to the event.