Pride 2018


south bend pride week 2018

In our efforts to make Pride in South Bend bigger and better every year-- The LGBTQ Center sponsored an entire week of events throughout the city to promote LGBTQ+ pride, acceptance and equality. 


Families Picnic

Sunday, June 10 

We kicked off Pride Week with a community picnic dedicated to bringing families together in an inclusive and accepting setting. 



Networking Night

Tuesday, June 12

The LGBTQ Center & The League of Women Voters put together a networking night! 

Held in the Aloft's WXYZ Lounge, along with specialty pride cocktails attendees met fellow community members and organizations. 


LGBTQ+ Stories

Wednesday, June 13

Various speakers from the Michiana area spoke out about their experiences being LGBTQ+ and what our community can do to make a difference. 

South Bend Cubs Pride Night

Thursday, June 14

The South Bend Cubs & The LGBTQ Center joined forces to create a Pride Night. A special ticket package got Cubs fans an exclusive shirt, hat and ticket to the game! 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten Glezman Buttigieg threw the first pitch.



All-Ages Drag Show & Dance Party

Friday, June 15 

An All-Ages Drag Show and Dance Party was held at The Well Coffeehouse! 

With performances from our favorite Drag Queens and Kings followed by a youth dance party.

south bend pride 2018 block party

Saturday, june 16 in downtown south bend

official south bend pride after party

Saturday, June 16 at Dockside Nightclub