Pride in the CLE (SM) 2017
PRIDE in the CLE (SM): LGBT Community Center Secures KeyBank as Presenting Corporate Sponsor
Public Square will once again become the epicenter of unity and action this summer when Pride in the CLE (SM) returns for a second year. With KeyBank now in place as the event’s corporate presenting sponsor, the celebration looks to build on last year’s momentum. KeyBank joins the City of Cleveland and Cleveland City Councilperson Kerry McCormack as returning supporters. Read the full press release.
About the Event
After the success of 2016’s inaugural Pride in the CLE™ event, local LGBTQ+ community members, organizations, and leaders are proud to announce that the event will be returning in 2017. The march and festival will take place on Saturday, June 3rd as part of a week of celebration that begins on Monday, May 29th and ends on Sunday, June 4th.
Many of the organizations involved in the planning process last year have returned to ensure the success of this year’s event, including support from the City of Cleveland, Cleveland City Council and Ward 3 Councilperson Kerry McCormack.
There was overwhelming positive feedback for Pride in the CLE™, held in Public Square on August 13, 2016. The comments expressed how important the community felt it was to have the event in such a visible location. That visibility remains a key focus as the event returns to Public Square this summer.
Follow along for updates on the #PrideintheCLE Facebook Page!
Pride in the CLE (SM) Co-Chairs
March & Parking - firstname.lastname@example.org (Andy Spak & Forest Clayton)
Vendors, Food, Beverage - email@example.com (Brendan Trewella and David Robinson Jr.)
Volunteers - firstname.lastname@example.org (Kelly Novak and Carey Gibbons)
Fundraising - email@example.com (Phyllis ‘Seven’ Harris and Kevin Schmotzer)
Logistics, Permits, Security - firstname.lastname@example.org (Mallory McMaster and Daniel Hamilton)
Programming & Entertainment- email@example.com (Deidre McPherson and Michelle DeLozier
Youth & Community Outreach - firstname.lastname@example.org (Erik Meinhardt and Cyril Nalty)
Marketing & Communications - email@example.com (Ryan Clopton-Zymler and Heather Holmes)
Special Events - firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian Harrington)
Small Business Sponsorships
The support of Northeast Ohio’s thriving small business community is critical to the success of Pride inthe CLE™. We’ve worked to create opportunities that will provide recognition and publicity at all levels of commitment.
Reinforce your company’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community by helping to sponsor the premier pride event in Northeast Ohio: Pride in the CLE™. Sponsorship opportunities range from $5,000 to $25,000.
Download the sponsorship package information below or email email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Doesn't The Center organize Cleveland Pride?
A: The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland does not organize the event of "Cleveland Pride"; The Center has and will continue to be a community partner for the organization Cleveland Pride Inc for a number of years by providing information to the community as needed and having a presence in each parade and festival celebration.
Q: What is the difference between Cleveland Pride and Pride in the CLE™?
A: "Cleveland Pride" has been organized and coordinated by Cleveland Pride Inc since 1989. Pride in the CLE is an official program organized by the LGBT Community Center of Cleveland. Both events are representations of the National LGBTQ Pride Month and movement that showcases the strength and visibility of LGBTQ individuals across the country and the world.
Pride in the CLE logo designed by Nolan Beck of Creating Matter Studio