Portsmouth PRIDE  Celebrating Our Youth

Seacoast Outrtight is overjoyed to be presenting Portsmouth, NH's first ever Pride celebration! This youth-focused, family-friendly event puts a unique spin the traditional pride event. Participants will gather in six different locations around town and converge on downtown's Market Square at 2p.m. on Saturday, June 27th. This historic event promises to be lots of fun and most importantly, a community-wide show of support for our young people. The theme this year is our new tagline that welcomes all as their authentic selves: "You Be You."

Want to March?
Choose a Group

1) Select a group with which to walk. (See "Choose a Group at right.)

 

2) Registration is not required, but will be helpful for our planning. Register using the form below. (Recommended for large groups.) 

 

3) Meet at your group's assigned site between 12:30 & 1:00PM on Saturday, June 27.

 

4) Wear your group COLOR!

(Help us make the converging rainbow come to life!)

 

Purchase a limited edition Portsmouth Pride T-Shirt onsite from your March Captain for $20.

[Proceeds go directly to Seacoast Outright youth programs!]

OR

Wear your own garb to match the group color.      

 

5) Listen to your March Captain.

These wonderful volunteers have the route information, T-Shirts and guidelines we agreed to with the City of Portsmouth. March Captains will help you prepare for the march and will lead the departure at a designated time, so that all the colors of the rainbow flag arrive at Market Square at once. 

Look for your captain wearing a blue Outright hat! 

 

6) If you do not wish to or are unable to march, we invite you to enjoy the event from downtown Portsmouth, near the junction of Pleasant and State Streets, where the groups will arrive around 2PM and the formal program will begin.

 

We want to make this an annual event, so please help us make the agreement with the City of Portsmouth work! Thank you.

 

12:30-1:00PM

       Marchers gather at Staging Areas

 

1:20-1:45PM

       The PARADE begins!

                 Marchers leave staging areas

                 Departure time depends on location.

                 (See above for routes and times.)

2:00PM

       Marchers enter Market Square (Let's make some noise!)

 

2:10PM

       Program Commences         

                  Welcome by Seacoast Outright Board Chair

                  Remarks by Portsmouth Mayor Robert Lister

                  Voices of Seacoast Youth 

                  Women Singing Out!

                  Acknowledgements – Chuck Rhoades, Seacoast Outright

2:30PM                 

       Live Music Performance

                 As We Know It – Youth Band

3:30PM

        Closing Remarks

 

3:30-5:30PM

        Special event for major donors and event sponsors 

        (Contact us for more information.)

 

        There is no formal afterparty for the public, but we invite you to

        explore Portsmouth and enjoy the numerous restaurants and 

        attractions it has to offer or become a sponsor and join us to 

        continue the celebration!     (This program is subject to change.)

 

        Visit our sponsoring restaurants for PRIDE day specials!

        BRGR Bar  |  Brazo  | Moxy  | Fig Tree Cafe

    

 

Sponsor this event!     

Join our circle of donors who make our work possible! 

 

Stay on the sidewalks. (Requested by City of Portsmouth)

Be courteous to people on the route; share the sidewalk.

Follow the designated route.

No alcohol (along routes or at event area.) 

 

Please remember, this is a family-friendly, youth group sponsored event. We ask you to exercise appropriate judgement when participating.

 

We wish everyone a memorable day as we join together for the first ever PORTSMOUTH PRIDE to honor, support and celebrate the youth of our community!

Event Schedule

Anyone is welcome in any group. You do not need to be a part of

a an organization to march. Just choose the group that suits you best and come with time to get a T-shirt and march instructions.

March Guidelines
Event Sponsors

Our generous sponsors for the First Annual Pride event include:

 

• The Hotel Portsmouth

• The Music Hall

• Allegra Marketing Print Mail

• Women Singing Out!

• Brazo Restaurant

• Moxy Restaurant

• BRGR BAR

• Independent Archaeological Consulting, LLC

• Coast Cats Feline Health Care

• Seacoast Helicopters

• Endurance Behavioral Health, PLLC

• Jess Dorr Landscapes

 

 

Thank you to all the businesses, organizations and individuals

who are helping to make this historic event possible! 

 

Become a sponsor!

Contribute any amount to help make this event a success!

 

EVENT INQUIRIES

             Orange Group

Meet at Peirce Island

PFLAG-NH, Transgender NH

March Captain: Deb Heath-Barlow

Departs at 1:40PM

Route Map

 

             Yellow Group

Meet at Badger’s Island Bridge/Kittery end of Memorial Bridge

UNH LGBTQA organizations

March Captain: Ellen Semran

Departs at 1:40PM

Route Map

               

             Green Group

Meet at Portsmouth City Hall on Junkins Ave.

City & School Officials, South Church, AIDS Response Seacoast

March Captain: Jasper Salach

Departs at 1:45PM

Route Map

 

 

             Blue Group

Meet at the Portsmouth Library

Families! Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

March Captain: Peter Welch

Departs at 1:45PM

Route Map

             Purple Group

Meet at Little Harbor School

Women Singing Out! Seacoast Sisters 55+ Meetup Group

March Captain: Ellen Gagnon

Departs at 1:35PM

Route Map

                  

 

             Red Group

Meet at Portsmouth High School

Youth groups: PHS Gay Straight Transgender Alliance Members

and friends, school GSAs/GSTAs

March Captain: Alden Caple

Departs at 1:30PM

Route Map

 

Register to March

Registration is not required, but it is helpful. Participation is FREE and open to anyone. Event T-Shirts can be purchased for $20.

Come show your support! Families welcome!

Want to March?
Choose a Group

1) Select a group with which to walk. (See "Choose a Group at right.)

 

2) Registration is not required, but will be helpful for our planning. Register using the form below. (Recommended for large groups.) 

 

3) Meet at your group's assigned site between 12:30 & 1:00PM on Saturday, June 27.

 

4) Wear your group COLOR!

(Help us make the converging rainbow come to life!)

 

Purchase a limited edition Portsmouth Pride T-Shirt onsite from your March Captain for $20.

[Proceeds go directly to Seacoast Outright youth programs!]

OR

Wear your own garb to match the group color.      

 

5) Listen to your March Captain.

These wonderful volunteers have the route information, T-Shirts and guidelines we agreed to with the City of Portsmouth. March Captains will help you prepare for the march and will lead the departure at a designated time, so that all the colors of the rainbow flag arrive at Market Square at once. 

Look for your captain wearing a blue Outright hat! 

 

6) If you do not wish to or are unable to march, we invite you to enjoy the event from downtown Portsmouth, near the junction of Pleasant and State Streets, where the groups will arrive around 2PM and the formal program will begin.

 

We want to make this an annual event, so please help us make the agreement with the City of Portsmouth work! Thank you.

 

Anyone is welcome in any group. You do not need to be a part of

a an organization to march. Just choose the group that suits you best and come with time to get a T-shirt and march instructions.

             Red Group

Meet at Portsmouth High School

Youth groups: PHS Gay Straight Transgender Alliance Members

and friends, school GSAs/GSTAs

March Captain: Alden Caple

Departs at 1:30PM

Route Map

 

             Orange Group

Meet at Peirce Island

PFLAG-NH, Transgender NH

March Captain: Deb Heath-Barlow

Departs at 1:40PM

Route Map

 

             Yellow Group

Meet at Badger’s Island Bridge/Kittery end of Memorial Bridge

UNH LGBTQA organizations

March Captain: Ellen Semran

Departs at 1:40PM

Route Map

               

             Green Group

Meet at Portsmouth City Hall on Junkins Ave.

City & School Officials, South Church, AIDS Response Seacoast

March Captain: Jasper Salach

Departs at 1:45PM

Route Map

 

 

Register to March

             Blue Group

Meet at the Portsmouth Library

Families! Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

March Captain: Peter Welch

Departs at 1:45PM

Route Map

Registration is not required, but it is helpful. Participation is FREE and open to anyone. Event T-Shirts can be purchased for $20.

Come show your support! Families welcome!

             Purple Group

Meet at Little Harbor School

Women Singing Out! Seacoast Sisters 55+ Meetup Group

March Captain: Ellen Gagnon

Departs at 1:35PM

Route Map

                  

 

Event Schedule
March Guidelines

12:30-1:00PM

       Marchers gather at Staging Areas

 

1:20-1:45PM

       The PARADE begins!

                 Marchers leave staging areas

                 Departure time depends on location.

                 (See above for routes and times.)

2:00PM

       Marchers enter Market Square (Let's make some noise!)

 

2:10PM

       Program Commences         

                  Welcome by Seacoast Outright Board Chair

                  Remarks by Portsmouth Mayor Robert Lister

                  Voices of Seacoast Youth 

                  Women Singing Out!

                  Acknowledgements – Chuck Rhoades, Seacoast Outright

2:30PM                 

       Live Music Performance

                 As We Know It – Youth Band

3:30PM

        Closing Remarks

 

3:30-5:30PM

        Special event for major donors and event sponsors 

        (Contact us for more information.)

 

        There is no formal afterparty for the public, but we invite you to

        explore Portsmouth and enjoy the numerous restaurants and 

        attractions it has to offer or become a sponsor and join us to 

        continue the celebration!     (This program is subject to change.)

 

        Visit our sponsoring restaurants for PRIDE day specials!

        BRGR Bar  |  Brazo  | Moxy  | Fig Tree Cafe

    

 

Sponsor this event!     

Join our circle of donors who make our work possible! 

 

Stay on the sidewalks. (Requested by City of Portsmouth)

Be courteous to people on the route; share the sidewalk.

Follow the designated route.

No alcohol (along routes or at event area.) 

 

Please remember, this is a family-friendly, youth group sponsored event. We ask you to exercise appropriate judgement when participating.

 

We wish everyone a memorable day as we join together for the first ever PORTSMOUTH PRIDE to honor, support and celebrate the youth of our community!

Event Sponsors
EVENT INQUIRIES

Our generous sponsors for the First Annual Pride event include:

 

• The Hotel Portsmouth

• The Music Hall

• Allegra Marketing Print Mail

• Women Singing Out!

• Brazo Restaurant

• Moxy Restaurant

• BRGR BAR

• Independent Archaeological Consulting, LLC

• Coast Cats Feline Health Care

• Seacoast Helicopters

• Endurance Behavioral Health, PLLC

• Jess Dorr Landscapes

 

 

Thank you to all the businesses, organizations and individuals

who are helping to make this historic event possible! 

 

Become a sponsor!

Contribute any amount to help make this event a success!

 

OFFICE HOURS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

HERSHEY HIRSCHKOP

hershey@seacoastoutright.org

 

OFFICE HOURS ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AT THIS TIME

Please contact us by phone or email if you would like to schedule a meeting.

ADDRESS

Office: 25 Highland Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Mailing: PO Box 842

Portsmouth, NH 03802

mail@seacoastoutright.org

 

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