Equality Counts ND! Display Runs April 20-24, 2015

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WHAT IS THIS PROJECT ABOUT?

Inspired by the We Will Remember Your Vote project of 2013, the mission of this FREE project is to place a small flag in the northwest corner of the ND State Capitol grounds for each individual who wishes to voice opposition to the actions of the ND State Legislature on SB2279 and show support for equal rights for LGBT citizens in North Dakota. This event will be a nonviolent, powerful display of our collective voice and an easy, affordable way for ALL to participate.

This amazing event will run from April 20-24, 2015.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

To make your voice heard, please go to this link : http://www.impactgiveback.org/event_detail?id=a01F000000On78hIAB and fill out the registration for this event. The info we need is your name, mailing address, DISTRICT (district information found here), phone number and email address. DON’T FORGET the questions at the end to make sure we get all the info we need.

HOW IS THIS PROJECT FUNDED?

This is a grassroots event, with limited staff support from organizations working on equality in ND. Funding will be provided by the generous donations of those who choose to do so. The North Dakota Women’s Network will be handling donations for this effort. 

TO DONATE TO THIS EFFORT

In the registration process, you can select to participate free of charge or you can make a donation to help cover the costs of this project and other equality efforts in ND. Expected costs include flags, flyers, and post-event mailings. Any donations are appreciated, but PLEASE do not feel required to donate in order to make your voice heard. If every participant can give a few dollars, this project will be attainable! All remaining donations will be given to projects furthering the LGBT equality efforts in ND.

If you have ANY questions or concerns about this project, please feel free to contact us at equalitycountsnd@gmail.com.

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Capital Pride 2015 – June 19, 20, & 21

Now accepting vendor registration for Pride in Custer Park – a family-oriented Pride celebration on Sat., June 20, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Last year, we saw hundreds of community members shop vendor booths and learn more about a variety of community and social service organizations.

Want to do more than just vend?

Become a Capital Pride Sponsor and earn even more benefits – like free advertising, more comp tickets, and increased exposure to the Bismarck-Mandan LGBTQ community.

Sponsor Vendor Options 2015 – Download this PDF to see what benefits Dakota OutRight can offer your business or organization. Sponsorship levels include $100, $250, and $500 and offer various benefits and publicity opportunities.

Sponsor Vendor Registration Form 2015 – Download this fillable form to secure your spot at Pride in Custer Park! Send us your registration and needed files before April 15, 2015 to ensure your listing in the Pride Guide that will be published mid-May.

Click below to get started and register for your vendor space, sponsorship, or to make a personal donation online through our Eventbrite site – it’s safe and secure and provides receipts. Thank you for your support!

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About Us

OUR MISSION

“Dakota OutRight’s mission is to serve the LGBTQ community of central and western North Dakota by increasing visibility, providing resources and information, advocating for equality, and creating safe spaces for connection, support, and celebration.”
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OUR VISION Dakota OutRight’s vision is to be a leader of positive change for the LGBTQ communities in central and western North Dakota by:

  • Providing educational resources and outreach
  • Creating safe spaces for information, community events, and celebrations
  • Advocating for basic legal protections, (ie. employment, housing, anti-discrimination, marriage equality)
  • Creating and identifying allies in state and local government, and
  • Fostering camaraderie among LGBTQ community and allies to achieve visibility and acceptance

 

News

07 Jan 2015

Join Dakota OutRight for a community open house to learn more about the organization, find opportunities for involvement, and connect with members of the LGBTQ and allied community. The open house will be held at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library in Room A, in the lower level, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Refreshments will be provided.

30 Dec 2014

Dakota OutRight will receive funding to support LGBTQ youth in schools from PFund, an LGBT-focused philanthropic organization supporting the Upper Midwest. The PFund grant will support the creation and implementation of the Safe Zone programming and training at middle schools and high schools in Bismarck-Mandan, the state’s third most populous metro area.

11 Oct 2014

GLADD says, “LGBTQ people are our mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins. This is a fact and it isn’t going away. You have the opportunity to be an ally and a friend at home, school, church, and work. A straight ally can merely be someone who is supportive and accepts the LGBTQ person, or a straight ally can be someone who personally advocates for equal rights and fair treatment.

14 May 2014

We will be boosting our outreach efforts thanks to generous support from the QReach Project.PFUND logo

In February, the PFund Foundation announced the recipients of grants for outreach assessment in LGBTQ communities across the five-state region of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Dakota OutRight was one of 16 Midwestern LGBTQ organizations to receive $5,000 in direct funding and additional support to survey the assets, needs, and leadership of LGBTQ communities in our region.