Click here for an important 2020 NWI Pride announcement!

Dear friends, followers, supporters, and members of the Northwest Indiana LGBTQ+ and ally community:

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge, strange, and sobering impact on life as we know it. Unprecedented changes over the last five months have impacted us profoundly in so many ways. These changes have all but eliminated our ability to have safe, face-to-face community interactions, and businesses and individuals alike have been scrambling to find other effective ways to remain connected. This year, as you are aware, many, many events have been cancelled or moved to a virtual platform. This past March, we chose to reschedule 2020 NWI Pride – our 2nd annual, free, indoor, family-friendly, smoke-free Pride festival, from June 6th to September 12th. Unfortunately, our society is still not out of the woods concerning the pandemic, and we are not comfortable with holding a large event this year. We evaluated holding a smaller event but were also uncomfortable with it.

After long and hard deliberation, the NWI Pride Events Planning Committee of LGBTQ Northwest Indiana Inc. has come to the difficult decision to cancel 2020 NWI Pride. The intent of 2020 NWI Pride, like the inaugural 2019 NWI Pride, has always been to provide that personal interaction which region residents need to build a strong LGBTQ+ and ally community and an affirming culture here in Northwest Indiana.

Our planning energies now will be directed towards the 2021 NWI Pride festival, currently scheduled for Saturday, July 10, 2021.

We would like to thank all the organizations that had decided to become a sponsor for 2020 NWI Pride, as well as all vendors who had planned on participating. We will be contacting you shortly, to discuss options for 2021 NWI Pride.

We will also miss all those who were planning on attending the 2020 NWI Pride festival – we know how important events like this are for the LGBTQ+ community, and its allies.

Thank you from the festival directors and the entire NWI Pride Events Committee! We sincerely hope to see you all next year, at 2021 NWI Pride!

Elisabeth Menning (she/her/hers)
NWI Pride Events Committee
LGBTQ Northwest Indiana

Amari Victoria (she/her/hers)
NWI Pride Events Committee
LGBTQ Northwest Indiana

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2021 NWI Pride
July 10, 2021

LGBTQ Northwest Indiana Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization will produce the second annual NWI Pride - 2020 NWI Pride - on July 10, 2021 * CANCELLED * through the efforts of the organization’s NWI Pride Events Committee. This event will be a free, one-day, family-friendly, smoke-free, LGBTQ+ supportive festival intended to highlight diversity & inclusion, to celebrate LGBTQ+ community members and their allies in Northwest Indiana, to showcase supportive resources and businesses, and to be FUN!
The venue for 2021 NWI Pride has not yet been set, but we expect attendees from all over Northwest Indiana and even from out of state - the event will be advertised locally, regionally, and nationally. There are a variety of sponsorship, donor, vendor, and volunteer opportunities and a way to sign up for each, below. Based on 2019 NWI Pride attendance, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021's attendance could be 1000-2000!

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Click the Button Below.

Sponsor Information Form

Interested in becoming a Vendor? Click the button below!

Vendor Application Form

Would you like to help out by becoming a Volunteer? Tell us a little about you by clicking the button below!

Volunteer Information Form