Bloomington PRIDE serves the LGBTQ+ community of Bloomington and south central Indiana.

Prism Youth Community

Prism is an inclusive social group for youth (ages 12–20) celebrating all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

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Aging & Caring Network

The network provides support, plans social activities, and creates educational opportunities for the aging LGBT population in Monroe County and surrounding communities. 

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PRIDE Film Festival

Founded in 2003, this three-day event explores a wide variety of issues and situations involving the LGBTQ+ communities through film and live performance. The 2017 festival takes place January 26–28. 

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Pridefest (formerly Summerfest) celebrates the LGBTQ+ community through live artistic and music performances, educational workshops with community leaders, interactive activities, and more. The 2017 event takes place on Saturday, August 26. 

Did you know?

  • In 2012, the Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival and Mayor Mark Kruzan hosted a same-sex wedding of 13 couples to protest marriage inequality.
  • Bloomington PRIDE Summerfest attracted more than 6,000 attendees in 2015 and expects up to 10,000 in 2016.
  • Bloomington is one of only 47 cities in the country to receive a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Commission’s 2015 Municipal Equality Index. 
  • Bloomington was named the number one "surprisingly gay small-town destination" by
  • Bloomington was ranked the fourth-gayest city in the United States by The Advocate.
  • Bloomington is the nation's fifth largest per capita population of same-sex households.

For LGBTQ+ individuals, Bloomington is a welcoming oasis in a red desert. And it's no secret that Bloomington PRIDE, along with the City of Bloomington, the Back Door, and other programs, organizations, and initiatives have played a significant role in making that happen. 

But it's not enough.
We can do more.

We can do more to create safer, more inclusive spaces for people of all ages. We can do more to celebrate and support queer arts and culture. We can do more to challenge the stereotypes impacting LGBTQ+ lives. We can do more to enrich the Bloomington community and surrounding areas.

We need your help to make it happen.