Capital Pride 2018 Sponsors

Capital Pride 2018 would not be possible without contributions from our sponsors. We appreciate the generosity and public support of the businesses and organizations listed below. Make sure you let our sponsors know you appreciate them, too!

Capital Pride 2018 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 weekend of fun events. We have something for everyone: a riverboat cruise, vendors, music, and Laughing Sun beer at Pride in the Park, and of course, the glamorous entertainment of the Dakota Divas.

CAPITAL PRIDE 2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

*PRE-PRIDE* SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018


QSeries at UCC: God, Homosexuality, & the Bible, 3 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Join the Bismarck United Church of Christ in looking at the Christian scriptures and explore how LGBTQIA people are reclaiming Christianity in the name of Love. Free and open to all.

 


PRE-PRIDE: TRIVIA & A MOVIE AT LAUGHING SUN, 5:30 P.M. – 9 P.M.

Help us kick off Capital Pride 2018 with a special night of trivia and a Movie at Laughing Sun Brewing Co. They will be tapping their newest beer, a special brew just for Capital Pride, available all week or as supply lasts. FREE EVENT!


FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018

RIVERBOAT SOCIAL CRUISE, 6:30 P.M. – 9 P.M.

One of our cornerstone Capital Pride events, the Riverboat Social Cruise features a two-hour relaxing ride on the Missouri River, with live music, free appetizers, and a cash bar. Ages 14+ with ID.


SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018


Pride in the Park, 11 A.M. – 5 P.M.

This FREE and family-friendly gathering will take place right off Washington Street in downtown Bismarck. Browse more than three dozen vendors, enjoy some live entertainment, and bring your kids for games and activities! This year, we’re partnering with Laughing Sun Brewing Co. to bring you a special Capital Pride beer, other LS favorites, and something special for our soda lovers. We also have a great musical and entertainment lineup!

 

DAKOTA DIVAS: CAPITAL PRIDE SPECTACULAR, 8:30 P.M. – 12 A.M.

Hostess with the mostest and her amazing lineup of local and regional performers will rock your world with a special PRIDE drag show at the Belle Mehus Auditorium in Downtown Bismarck. Don’t miss our New Performer Showcase hosted by Mss Karri beginning at 8:30 p.m. Ages 18+ with ID.


SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018

Multifaith Service, 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Round out the Capital Pride 2018 weekend with a nondenominational, multifaith service from these welcoming fellowships: Bismarck United Church of Christ, Baha’i Communities of Bismarck and Mandan, the Bismarck-Mandan Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and the Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

 

Community PRIDE Potluck, 12:30 P.M. – 2 P.M.

After the Multifaith Service, stay to Sertoma Shelter #9 for a community potluck. Fathers and entire families of all kinds welcome. Dakota OutRight will provide meat and veggie hot dogs — you provide the side dishes. Stay for Intersectional Conversations from 2-4 p.m.

About Dakota OutRight

OUR MISSION

“Dakota OutRight’s mission is to serve the LGBTQIA 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 LGBTQIA 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 LGBTQIA community and allies to achieve visibility and acceptance

 

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.
  • Become a sustaining donor of Dakota OutRight by becoming a member! Learn more here.