We are Indy's GLBT non-profit organization that raises money for local causes and puts on numerous events throughout the year, including Circle City IN Pride Festival, Parade and week of events.
The history of LGBTQ Pride in Indianapolis did not begin with visibility from the public eye. There were no safe gay bars or places for the LGBTQ community in Indianapolis. In 1981, the first Pride event was a dinner at the now gone, Essex House Hotel where many of the attendees wore masks upon entering the hotel so as not to be seen.
The city is host of a quite popular Indy Gay Pride celebration in early to mid-June, which includes a number of smaller events and parties during the preceding week. Indy's Circle City Gay Pride takes place the second week in June, a couple of weeks before the .
The Hong Kong Pride Parade 2008 boosted the rally count above 1,000 in the second largest East Asian Pride after Taipei’s. By now a firmly annual event, Pride 2013 saw more than 5,200 participants. but by 2011 it became the largest free Gay Pride festival in the United Kingdom outside London and it is the second largest gay pride Frequency: Annually, often late June.