SATURDAY,

JUNE 23

2018 SCHEDULE

4th Annual Portsmouth PRIDE will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018!

 

MORE DETAILS...

Details coming soon!

Portsmouth PRIDE is an annual event hosted by Seacoast Outright, a non-profit organization that has been serving the Seacoast LGBTQ+ community and their allies for 25 years.

The 4th Annual Portsmouth PRIDE is a day full of celebration, reflection, and community-building. Here's what we've got planned:

  • PRIDE Marketplace.  The PRIDE Marketplace returns- and will feature booths from local non-profit organizations and family-friendly vendors. If you are interested in applying for booth space, please click here. 

  • PRIDE March. More details on the march are coming soon! Sign up HERE to get all important march updates.

  • PRIDE Entertainment Program. Coming soon!

  • Out & About. Portsmouth has a vibrant downtown business community of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and attractions. On PRIDE Day (and in many cases- beyond!), our amazing local business supporters will be offering various specials, discounts, and giveaways for PRIDE attendees. Make sure to get out around town during PRIDE and enjoy everything Portsmouth has to offer! More info coming soon!

  • Youth Post-Party. Stay in the loop! Sign up for our mailing list here.

  • 21+ After-Party. Stay in the loop! Sign up for our mailing list here.

 

MARCH WITH US!

For the fourth year in a row, we are grateful to be permitted by the City of Portsmouth to demonstrate our pride by marching through downtown Portsmouth while wearing T-shirts that represent all colors of the rainbow.

 

Details about the march - coming soon!

Did you know...?

The rainbow flag was popularized as a symbol of "gay pride" and diversity by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978. The different colors symbolize diversity in the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

SPONSOR / DONATE

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring Portsmouth PRIDE 2018! We simply can’t make this event happen without your support, so we are incredibly grateful for your commitment to making our community a welcoming and inclusive place. In return, we promise to provide  visibility for your business to our social media audience of 21,000+ people and to the thousands of attendees at PRIDE!

Your sponsorship impact extends far beyond funding this annual community event, though. Your financial support for Portsmouth PRIDE sustains critical Seacoast Outright programs and services throughout the year, demonstrating your commitment to the LGBTQ+ community and in particular, our youth. The work we do – with your support – makes our community stronger and safer every day. For this reason, we are humbled and honored to partner with you.

View past PRIDE Sponsors here.

Please click one of the options below - INDIVIDUAL or BUSINESS - to get started. If you have any questions related to sponsorships or donations, please email Jd at jessd@seacoastoutright.org.

Individual DONATIONS

There are three easy ways individuals can support Portsmouth PRIDE. All donations are tax-deductible. 

1

give what you can!

2

buy a PRIDE T-shirt!

3

become our friend!

  • 501(c)3 deduction

  • Program/website recognition as "Friend"

  • Limited edition 2018 PRIDE T-Shirt

  • Program/website recognition as "Friend"

  • 1 ticket to official PRIDE After-Party 

  • 2 limited edition 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts

  • Program recognition as "Supporter"

  • 2 tickets to official PRIDE After-Party

  • 2 limited edition 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts

  • Program/website recognition as "Advocate"

  • 2 VIP tickets to official PRIDE After-Party

  • 4 limited edition 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts

  • Program/website recognition as “Hero

  • 4 VIP tickets to official PRIDE After-Party

Are you willing and able to make a serious financial impact? These donation packs come with some serious benefits!

We are forever grateful for anything you can give, whether it's $1 or $20!

2018 T-Shirts Coming Soon!

$50+

$100+

$250+

$500+

$1000+

$50+

Business SPONSORSHIPS

There are several easy ways businesses can support Portsmouth PRIDE. All donations are tax-deductible. 

1

be a PRIDE

PARTNER

All PRIDE Partners receive:

• Listing in Out & About Directory

• PRIDE Flag

• Logo on 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts as a PRIDE Partner

• Social Media Promo Package

• Booth space at PRIDE Marketplace

• Website recognition for one year as a PRIDE Partner

• Recognition from stage at PRIDE

• Inclusion in press releases and PRIDE promotion leading up to the event

PRIDE Partners also receive:
 

Youth Post-Party Sponsor

• 10 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts

• 25 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts donated to youth in your honor

• 10 VIP tickets to PRIDE after-party 
 

$3000

Marketplace Sponsor

• 10 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts

• Premier booth space at Marketplace

• 10 VIP tickets to PRIDE after-party 
 

$3000

After-Party Lounge Sponsor

• 10 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts

• 20 VIP tickets to PRIDE after-party 

• Business logo on banner displayed in the lounge
 

$5000

After-Party Stage Sponsor

• 10 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts

• 20 VIP tickets to PRIDE after-party 

• Logo on the after-party stage

• Opportunity to speak from stage at after-party 
 

$5000

After-Party Stage Sponsor

• 10 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts

• 20 VIP tickets to PRIDE after-party 

• Logo on the main stage

• Speak from the stage at the main event and the       official After-Party

• Premier booth space 
 

2

sponsor a

COLOR

LEAD Color Sponsor

  • Only ONE Lead Color Sponsor per Color

  • Business logo on 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts

  • 10 free limited edition 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts

  • ½ price 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts in your color 

  • Full-page color ad in the PRIDE program

  • Prominent logo on color banner for march

  • Program, website*, and mic recognition as Lead Color Sponsor

  • *Web recognition as PRIDE sponsor for one year

  • 15 VIP tickets to the official PRIDE after-party

red | orange | yellow | green | blue | purple

$2000

Color Co-Sponsor

  • Business logo on 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts

  • ½ price 2018 PRIDE T-Shirts in your color (up to 25)

  • ½ page color ad in the PRIDE program

  • Logo on the official color banner for march

  • Program, website, and mic recognition as Color Co-Sponsor

  • 10 VIP tickets to the official PRIDE after-party

$1000

3

Get

Out & About

List in our Out & About directory and put your business on the map as a proud PRIDE Partner!

 

Create a PRIDE Day menu, a rainbow cocktail, or a special sale! Or, just list as a participating business to make it easy for the crowds to find you.

Out & About Partner

$50

proud!

$150

super proud!

$300

loud&

proud!

$500

-Listing in Out & About Directory

-Pin on program map, printed and available online

-Door decal

-Out & About Partner benefits

-PRIDE flag

-Out & About Partner benefits

-PRIDE flag

-1/4 Page black and white ad in PRIDE Program

-Out & About Partner benefits

-PRIDE flag

-Business name on T-Shirts

-1/2 Page black and white ad in PRIDE Program

-1/2 Price PRIDE t-shirts for employees

More opportunities to paint the town RAINBOW...

Have a BOOTH 

at the PRIDE Marketplace!

Let's

Collaborate!

Make an

IN-KIND donation!

The PRIDE Marketplace is returning and will be welcoming local family-friendly nonprofit organizations and businesses to apply for booth space. More info coming soon!

Have a great idea for a collaboration with Seacoast Outright/Portsmouth PRIDE? We'd love to hear it!

We are always looking for partners who will donate goods and services to help reduce the cost of the event. Got an idea for how you can help? Drop us a line!

 
 
 

VOLUNTEER

Interested in helping with PRIDE? We can't do it without you! There are two ways you can get involved...

I want to

help now!

We'd love your input on the 2018 PRIDE Leadership Team! The purpose of this team is to plan and execute PRIDE. Come and pitch in at a work session, or commit to handling one simple task in your down time. Fill out a Leadership Team Form to let us know what you're interested in. 

I want to join the street team!

We need as many hands as we can get to be on the 2018 PRIDE Street Team! The purpose of this team is to spread the word about PRIDE. Street Team members will help get PRIDE news out on various social media outlets, as well as help with hanging flyers in the Portsmouth area.

Sign up to volunteer for Portsmouth PRIDE Day

 

FAQs

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Q: What is Portsmouth PRIDE?

 

Portsmouth PRIDE is an annual event hosted by Seacoast Outright, a non-profit organization that has been serving the Seacoast LGBTQ+ community and their allies for 25 years. This is the 4th Annual Portsmouth PRIDE event, and we are anticipating thousands of attendees!

 

Pride events take place across the world during the month of June to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture. The first Pride march in the US took place on June 28, 1970. After an assembly in New York City's Greenwich Village, marchers walked 51 blocks from Christopher Street to Central Park. The march marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots. 

 

Seacoast Outright is proud to host Portsmouth PRIDE as an annual community-wide and family-focused event, made possible by our amazing sponsors!

 

AREA INFORMATION QUESTIONS

 

Q: Where can I stay?

 

Portsmouth has some of the Seacoast region’s best lodging accommodations. Click here for a comprehensive list of hotels, motels, and inns.

 

There are also many Portsmouth-area rentals available through Airbnb and VRBO.

 

 

Q: Is public transportation available?

 

Portsmouth is a “walking city” and therefore does not have an extensive public transportation system. However, there are a few options if you prefer not to drive to town:

 

  • Coast Bus

  • Uber

  • Taxi Services (Annie’s, Portsmouth Taxi, Great Bay Taxi, Rockingham Taxi, Anchor Taxi)

 

Click here for more information about transportation in Portsmouth. 

 

SPONSORSHIP & DONATION QUESTIONS

Q: Where can I find information on how I can sponsor Portsmouth PRIDE?

 

Thank you for your interest in being a 2018 Portsmouth PRIDE sponsor! Quite simply, we cannot make this event happen without your support, so we are incredibly grateful for anything your business is willing to give. In return, we promise to provide visibility for your business in the coming weeks to our social media audience of 21,000+ people and to the PRIDE crowd anticipated to bring thousands of people into town!

 

To make a donation directly to Portsmouth PRIDE, you can find more information by clicking on “Sponsor/Donate” in the yellow boxes found at the top of this website and at the bottom of each section on this website. All funds raised for Portsmouth PRIDE will help to fund the event and all remaining proceeds will be used to support ongoing Seacoast Outright programs and services for LGBTQ+ youth and our community.

 

If you prefer to make a general donation to Seacoast Outright, you can do so here.

 

 

Q: I am a downtown/local business with a presence in downtown and I don’t have a large budget. What’s the best donation/sponsorship option for me?

 

Each year, our biggest goal is to work with small, local businesses to build a community of support for PRIDE. This year, one of our additional goals is to “paint the town rainbow" for a strong visual display of support. By keeping our Out & About Partner level at just $50, we hope to engage every business in town. On PRIDE Day (or week, or month!), local businesses will be able to support the event by opening their doors and offering discounts and incentives. Create a PRIDE Day menu, a rainbow cocktail, or a special sale! Out & About encourages participants to spend the entire day in downtown Portsmouth and explore the community beyond the main PRIDE event. For the basic $50 Out & About Partner level, businesses get a listing in the Out & About Directory (which will be handed out physically AND available online), a pin on the program map, and a door decal to let patrons know that you are a participant and a PRIDE supporter. We then have several affordable upgrades, called "PRIDE Pack" that offer a way for any business to partner at a sponsorship level that works best for them. 

 

 

All business sponsorships should be purchased through our shop (you can choose to pay online or to send a check.), and all donations are tax deductible.

 

 

Q: I am an individual and I’d like to donate to PRIDE…how do I do so?

 

There are three easy ways individuals can support Portsmouth PRIDE. All donations are tax-deductible:

 

1 – Give what you can! Donate here.

2 – Buy an Official Portsmouth PRIDE t-shirt - all proceeds benefit PRIDE!

3 – Become a FRIEND of PRIDE - the benefits are unmatched!!

 

We appreciate everything and anything you are willing to give!

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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