Capital Pride 2021 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

We’re back and better than ever!

Are you ready to show your PRIDE?

Join Dakota OutRight, your friends, family, and neighbors, along with community allies, for a FUN day of Pride events on Saturday, June 19, 2021!

Schedule of Events

11:00-11:45am– Live music by Quarantine Covers
12:00-1:00pm– Yoga on the lawn with Transitions Yoga
1:00-1:45pm– Live music by Shamblers
2:15-3:00pm– Live music by Kris Kitko
3:00-5:00pm– Drag Show

More things to do and see!

Lawn games
Sidewalk art
Face painting
Free mom hugs
Community vendors
Pride gear

Thank You to Our Sponsors

 Great River Energy

Great River Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative.


AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.

Abused Adult Resource Center

The mission of the Abused Adult Resource Center is to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by establishing and maintaining a program which will provide temporary shelter, crisis intervention, prevention, education, support and hope as a vision to eliminate violence.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention North Dakota Chapter

The work of AFSP focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide.

Art and Image by Chill

Acrylic and spray paint art.

Bismarck Burleigh Public Health

Bismarck Burleigh Public Health serves all residents of the city of Bismarck and Burleigh County. The work they do in public health affects lives every day. They are committed to safeguarding the health of every citizen in our community.

Bismarck Human Relations Committee

The purpose of the Bismarck Human Relations Committee is to create an atmosphere of inclusion, equality and accessibility through education and outreach to recognize the value of a diverse community.

Bismarck-Mandan Area United Church of Christ

Bismarck UCC has a tradition of faithful and relevant worship, a dedication to education and fellowship open to all, and a commitment to being engaged in the world and a witness for peace and justice.

Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Congregation

With love as our beacon, we are called by our relationships to be a radically inclusive, justice building people intent on growing intellectually and spiritually. On the forefront of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer inclusion for more than 60 years, we are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes. Come and join us!

Bismarck High School Gay Straight Alliance

Bismarck High School Gay Straight Alliance’s mission is to provide a safe place for students to support one another, to serve as a voice of acceptance and understanding for LBGTQ youth, and to help educate the school about LGBTQ issues. We are an open-door club and respect every student’s right to privacy. All students welcome to join!

Bismarck Police Department Community Engagement Section

The Bismarck Police Department Community Engagement team offers a variety of presentations and programs geared towards the safety and overall well-being of the community.

Bismarck State College Embracing Diversity Committee

Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

The Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library has a collection of over 250,000 titles which contains books, audio books, DVDs and music CDs. The Library provides public access computers and wireless Internet access. It offers children, teen, and adult programming year-round.

Canopy Medical Clinic

Canopy Medical Clinic is a queer friendly health care clinic specializing in Gender-Affirming hormone therapy, STI testing and treatment, PrEP, birth control, gynecology services and mental health care. Telehealth options available for most services!

Central Dakota Forensic Nurse Examiners

We are a 501c3, non-profit forensic nursing organization. We provide survivors of sexual assault compassionate and trauma informed care, along with a timely collection of forensic evidence regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, income status, race, ethnicity, religion, immigrant status, or ability.

CrossFit Tertiary

Coached group fitness classes using constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity to improve fitness. Everyone and any level of fitness is welcomed. We have an awesome community of athletes and coaches! Free trial workout available.

Dakota Resource Council

Dakota Resource Council’s mission is to promote sustainable use of North Dakota’s natural resources and family-owned and operated agriculture by building member-led local groups that empower people to influence the decision-making processes that affect their lives and communities.

Decoteau Trauma-Informed Care & Practice

DeCoteau Trauma-Informed Care & Practice is a private practice offering outpatient mental health services for adults, children, couples and families.

Elsberry & Shively PC

Elsberry & Shively is a law firm based in Bismarck and practicing across North Dakota. Their attorneys and staff know the legal process can be both scary and hard to understand. They are ready to help you accomplish your legal goals and make change a bit easier.

Free Mom Hugs

Free Mom Hugs is a group of moms, friends, and allies who support the LGBTQ community. We are here to give hugs, high fives, fist bumps, and smiles to anyone who wants them!

FTM Brotherhood Fargo/Moorhead

We offer inclusive community support and information for the FTM transgender community in the Fargo-Moorhead area!

The Healing Studio

The Healing Studio provides adversity responsive care through psychotherapy, massage therapy, reiki, music therapy, and occupational therapy. We value individuals for who they are and encourage them to embrace their unique selves.

High Plains Fair Housing Center

The mission of the High Plains Fair Housing Center is to strengthen communities and to ensure equal access to fair housing in the region through training, education, enforcement, and advocacy.

The Human Family

The Human Family is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) founded to change our communities through art. The mission of The Human Family is to educate, engage and facilitate discussion around local and word-wide human rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artists.

 Kids Therapy Center

The Kid’s Therapy Center is a mental health counseling and training center for all ages birth through adults.

Legacy Financial Partners/Ameriprise Financial

Legacy Financial Partners is a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. They deliver personalized financial advice to help you achieve your goals, today and tomorrow.

Magic City Equality

Magic City Equality educates both the general public and the LGBTQ2S+ community in northwestern North Dakota about LGBTQ2S+ culture, current events, and community concerns. Through various methods, we seek to provide unique events designed to instill pride, celebrate the history and accomplishments of LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and embrace diversity in the mid-central and northwestern North Dakota region while being a vehicle for advocacy, networking, outreach, support services, and leadership opportunities for LGBTQ2S+ people, as well as their families and friends.

Missouri Valley Coalition for Homeless People

Our Mission: to help ensure that housing and other basic human needs are within everyone’s reach in and affordable and dignified manner.

Native Artists United

Handmade Native American jewelry and crafts.

Nicole Morrison Strategies/OOLA Ambassador

Nicole Morrison Strategies is a catalyst for small businesses, non-profits and individuals through high impact coaching, projects & energy work. Stop by to find what OOLA is all about & help fill our rainbow full of your dreams.

Non-partisan League

To promote people rising to stand up in defense of our rights; civil, worker, or environmental. Looking after workers, farmers, and families, so that we remain strong in our resolve to provide a stable and inclusive society.

North Dakota AFL-CIO

The North Dakota AFL-CIO is a federation of labor organizations dedicated to being a united voice for working people in North Dakota.

North Dakota Cannabis Caucus

Collecting signatures to put cannabis back on the ballot. Patient driven, constitutional amendment to grow, consume, possess.

North Dakota Democratic-NPL

The North Dakota Democratic-NPL is deeply honored to stand alongside Dakota Outright, and our LGBTQIA friends and family across the state, in the enduring fight for equality and visibility. As we celebrate Pride, we reaffirm our commitment to always speak out forcefully against discrimination and injustice, push for greater inclusivity and equal protection, and give our all towards ensuring that hate never has a home in North Dakota.

North Dakota Human Rights Coalition

North Dakota Human Rights Coalition is a statewide, membership-based organization established to increase the visibility of human rights needs and violations, and to change laws and attitudes that stand as barriers to residents within North Dakota who do not currently enjoy their full rights.

ND Women’s Network

With the support of our member base, North Dakota Women’s Network works to improve the lives of women in North Dakota through education, policy work, and public activism. Our core areas of focus speak to our values of leadership, opportunity, and equality for all. Have you heard about Feminist First Friday events? These fun, casual monthly gatherings are held in locations across the state with other equality-minded folks in your area! Find more information under the events tab of our website.

Planned Parenthood North Central States

Planned Parenthood North Central States and its subsidiary organizations provide, promote, and protect reproductive and sexual health through high quality care, education, and advocacy. Each year, we provide health care to nearly 100,000 people and health education to more than 55,000 people in our region. Our mission is to support people in being their truest, healthiest, happiest selves.


Queerspace/QSpace is a youth support group located in Bismarck, ND facilitated by Dakota OutRight board members and volunteers. Youth ages 12-18 are welcome.

Recovering with Pride

Recovering with Pride is an LGBTQ friendly AA meeting that meets every Sunday at 7:00PM in Bismarck at the Hub. Meetings are open and all are welcome to attend who wish to share their experience, strength, and hope in their recovering efforts from substances.

Risque’s II

Risque’s II is an adult-oriented retail network offering an extensive collection of quality adult products from the leaders of the adult industry.

Sacred Pipe Resource Center

The mission of the Sacred Pipe Resource Center is to address and support the social/cultural, emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical needs of native people of all tribes living in the Bismarck-Mandan and surrounding area in order to foster strong, self-sufficient individuals and families, and to provide liaison services between native and non-native people in order to foster a cohesive community. We are a safe ally organization for all two-spirit people.


Our aspiration is to be people positive—investing in humanity and the well-being of everyone we connect with, from our partners to coffee farmers to the customers in our stores and beyond. Visit Starbucks for Pride Month Stories.

Tails of the Midwest Animal Rescue

Tails of the Midwest Animal Rescue is a small foster based animal rescue founded by three friends who wanted to make a difference in the lives of both humans and animals alike.


Youthworks helps homeless, runaway, trafficked, and struggle youth throughout North Dakota with offices located in Bismarck and Fargo, and staff in Minot, Jamestown, Dickinson, and Williston, they provide support services to youth and their families to meet the goals for strong, healthy relationships. Visit their website at for a complete list of programs and services.

About Dakota OutRight

Dakota OutRight’s Mission is to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) community of North Dakota with a focus in the capital city and surrounding areas by:

  • Increasing visibility
  • Providing resources and information
  • Advocating for equality
  • Creating safe spaces for connection, support, and celebration.


How You Can Help

  • Learn more about LBGTQIA issues and how those impact the lives of people around you
  • Vocally and visibly support basic legal protections, (i.e. non-discrimination for employment and housing)
  • Get involved in community committees that Dakota OutRight offers: Outreach, Events, Pride, etc. Please complete the form below if you would like to help volunteer.
  • Become a sustaining donor of Dakota OutRight by becoming a member! Learn more here.


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