Express Yourself! July 25 -28, Durham, NC
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Host hotel is the Durham Marriott City Center – walking distance to everything that is Durham. Discounted Group Rate is $99 and includes passes to the YMCA next door.
We thank you for your support of the 3rd annual Triangle Black Pride; it would not have been successful without you! To our 2012 Sponsors and Pride Partners, Equality North Carolina (ENC); Triangle Financial Advisors; The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau; Barefoot Wine & Bubbly; Smirnoff; GLOTV; The LGBT Center of Raleigh; Curve Magazine; Truth Magazine, Alverius and Company INC, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), 313 Nightclub, Brooks Entertainment, Legends Nightclub, NC DHHS, QNotes and The Triangle, we thank you not only for your partnership but for believing in the need for this weekend and your support of our community and our mission.
A special thank you to our special guests: Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Rep. Marcus Brandon, Dwight Allen O’Neal, Sebastian Alverius, Maurice Jamal, Nicole Piña, Charmain Johnson, Red Summer, Selena Blake, Marcus Anthony, Percy Crews II, Happy Cole, Nic Nac, Sampson McCormick, Jhanéa Williams, Uriah Bell, Byron Jamal, June Stubs-Boykins, Antoine Craigwell, Mary C. Anderson, To our “local” Community from the many cities throughout North Carolina we thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you and for your continued support. To our many supporters who traveled from FL, GA, SC, OH, TX, CA, NY, MA, VA and Washington DC, we thank you! To our VIP supporters and everyone who made individual donations, we thank you!
Our new vision for Shades of Pride’s annual events is to focus more intently on diversity and inclusion. With this, we will be promoting all future events as Shades of Pride. Our theme for our 4th Annual Pride weekend, July 25 -28, 2013, is “Express Yourself” and would like wonderful people such as YOU to submit video responses, using the questions below as a guideline.
- Your name
- City & state you were born in and the city & state in which you currently reside (you may also share other cities and states in which you previously resided)
- What do you like most about the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill), NC?
- Have you attended previous triangle black prides, if so which years – 2010/2011/2012?
- In general, what do you most look forward to at pride (weekend) events?
- What would you like to experience at Shades of Pride’s 4th annual pride weekend?
- Of the colors of the rainbow, which is/are your favorite? And why?
- What would you say is most unique about you?
- Are you Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning or an Ally of the LGBTQ Community?
- What is your greatest wish for the LGBTQ Community?
The submission can be done via YouTube or emailing the video footage. We look forward to receiving yours as one of the first to be added to the Shades of Pride website.
Here’s our fist edited video, submitted by James Miller, Executive Director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
Sincerely and with deepest gratitude,
Akil James Campbell, MPH, MBA
Chair – Shades of Pride
LGBT Center of Raleigh 2011 Community Impact Award Recipient
In 2010, the efforts of a newly formed board of diverse individuals presented the LGBT community in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas with a unique opportunity to connect with pride.
The first annual Triangle Black Pride celebration was a huge success and provided the foundation on which to build bigger and better for future events. Each year will be an improvement on the last.
Shades of Pride is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency formed to create opportunities to acknowledge, celebrate and include the diversity of North Carolina’s African American LGBTQ community through events open to all. The agency also works to deliver programs that increase awareness, prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, diabetes, breast and prostate cancer and other health disparities affecting minority populations.
We believe that the effective delivery of these objectives relies on collaboration with all North Carolina’s citizens, public and private sectors and welcome partnerships in this effort.
Thank you all for your support of the 1st and 2nd Annual Triangle Black Prides and we look forward to your continued support for the 3rd annual event scheduled for July 26 – 29, 2012 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley.
Please remember that all events are tailored with you in mind. For feedback and suggestions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click here to view Shades of Pride’s 501(c)(3) determination letter.
Shades of Pride is also a member of The International Federation of Black Prides (IFBP), a 501(c)(3) agency and coalition of Black Pride Organizers formed to promote a multinational network of LGBT/SGL (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Same Gender Loving) Prides and community-based organizations.
The IFBP’s coalition consists of over twenty five U.S. Black Pride groups representing the following cities:
|Atlanta, GA||Chicago, IL||Jacksonville, FL||New Orleans, LA||Rochester, NY|
|Austin, TX||Columbia, SC||Los Angeles, CA||New York, NY||San Diego, CA|
|Baltimore, MD||Dallas, TX||Louisville, KY||Philadelphia, PA||Seattle, WA|
|Boston, MA||Detroit, MI||Memphis, TN||Pittsburgh, PA||St. Louis, MO|
|Charlotte, NC||Indianapolis, IN||Minneapolis, MN||Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC||Tampa, FL|
International organizers include London, England and Toronto, Canada. The coalition saw a need to organize the pride groups in the United States and abroad for the purpose of developing sponsorship strategies, providing technical assistance, networking, mentoring and pride support.
In October 2010, the IFBP was chosen as a partner in the CDC’s Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI). The 19 AAALI partner organizations represent a wide range of sectors from civic and business to media and education and were chosen based on their demonstrated credibility, influence, and reach at the national, regional, and local levels. While many of the organizations (including the IFBP) have longstanding commitments to fighting HIV in their communities, the AAALI initiative provides the critical funding to allow the IFBP and AAALI partners to make HIV prevention a core component of their day to day activities. Other IFBP Partnerships include the National African American Tobacco Education Network and the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition.