Rhode Island Pride

Live Your Truth

Providence, RI   |  www.PrideRI.org

Mission

The mission of Rhode Island Pride is to provide advocacy and education to the public on the issues surrounding lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual and Intersex community on a local level through: Conducting programs of an educational purpose for the intent of helping the aforementioned community become more comfortable with who they are; Educating the general public towards a better and more accurate understanding of homosexuality, bisexuality, transgender, queer, asexual and intersex identities; Facilitating, networking and the sharing of information related to promoting and producing Pride Events and related educational events.

Ruling year info

1992

President of the Board

Ray Sirico

Main address

PO Box 1082

Providence, RI 02901 USA

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EIN

22-3180790

NTEE code info

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Film, Video (A31)

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Our programs

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Rhode Island Pridefest and Illuminated Night Parade

The Annual Rhode Island Pride Festival and New England's only Illuminated Night Pride Parade, happens on the third Saturday in June. The Festival features hundreds of local business and organizations that want to show their support for the LGBTQIA+ Community. Located on South water street on College Hill between Memorial Park and Point st right alongside the Providence River, the festival attracts close to 100,000 people each year. The Mainstage features some of the biggest names in queer performers and many local artists. The Beer, wine and spirits pavilion offers a place to sit beside the water in the shade and have a cocktail or two. Each year the festival grows adding new vendors, entertainment, and resources for the LGBTQIA+ Community. The Parade circles around downtown in amazing display of lights, flags and music all celebrating the rich culture of the LGBTQIA+ community in Rhode Island. The festival and parade are celebrations of where we are today and a reminder of how far we still have to go.

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The Rhode Island Pride Pageant identifies five outstanding community members to become Prides Ambassadors. The five titles are Miss Gay Rhode Island, Mr. Gay Rhode Island, Ms. Lesbian Rhode Island, Mx. Bisexual Rhode Island and Mx. Trans Rhode Island.

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Rhode Island Pride organizes community listening events focused on the members of our community that are the most under represented. This year we are focusing on our trans community and people of color.

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Pride Honors, held in the fall of each year takes a moment to recognize those individuals in our community that go above and beyond and embody the spirit of Pride every day.

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Rhode Island Pride participates in the raising of the Pride Flags over many city halls during the month of June. Seeing the flag, that represents our community flying high above our city halls is inspiring. Some of the cities include, Providence, Pawtucket and North Attleboro, Ma.

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A celebration of the women of the LGBTQIA+ community through art. This event focuses on the performance art of the women of our community and features live vocals, drag kings, poetry and more.

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Rhode Island Pride embodies the concept of we are proud 365 days a year and not just for one month. We host numerous fundraiser and awareness events year round. Countdown events begin in April and designed to get the entire community excited for the Pride Festival. From April through June 14th you will find events every weekend, Drag shows, trivia nights, dance competitions, Karaoke;Idol style competitions and many more.

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Each year Rhode Island Pride asks the community to submit suggestions for this PrideFest Theme. Hundreds of suggestions come in a the theme selections committee weighs them carefully and selects the top 5. Those are then sent back out to the community to vote on. The final results are tabulated and released at the Theme Release party. The theme release party is usually in early March and unofficially marks the start of the Pride Season

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Rhode Island Pride

Board of directors
as of 02/06/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ray Sirico

Board President

Term: 2018 - 2019

Joe Lazzerini

Board Member

Erik Keough

Vice President Community Outreach

Tina Blenke

Secretary

Will Tregaski

Treasurer

Ken Barber

Vice President Operations

Julia Car

Board Member

Seth Tiernan

Board Member

Jared Markowitz

Parade Coordinator

Alex Gorriaran

Vice President PrideFest

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable