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2012 Pride Events
Every Monday: 2012
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Trans Talk:
A Transgender peer support group that meets weekly to talk about all things related to trans identities. This is open to all respectful individuals who are trans, questioning, and/or supporting trans friends.

Location: Southern Oregon University
Building: Stevenson Union
Room: Queer Resource Center

For more information, email group facilitator at Click to email SOUtransTalk@gmail.com
Week of: October 11 – 14, 2012
Weekly Activities Ancludes:
- Bloomsbury Bookstore will feature LGBTQ authors
- LGBTQ and Queer Cinema at the Varsity Theatre
- SOPride Shopping Guide (shopping, dining, and more...)
- Diversity performances all weekend at the OSF Green Show
- Official SOPride T-shirts & Camies for sale with proceeds benefiting SOPride
   your local LGBTQ non- profit, 501(c)(3) application submitted
Weekend Line Up: 2012 Word |PDF

Pride Festival Flyer Poster: 2012 PDF

Sneek Peek of the 2012 SOPride Parade Particpants:
Ashland Envy
Classic Cars
Color Guard with U.S. Flag
Jackson County Democratic
Love Shack
LRP – Lotus Rising Project
Oregon Action
OSF - Oregon Shakespear Festival
PFLAG – Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians And Gays
Plaza Salon and Spa
Pole Dance Fitness
RCC - Rainbow Club
Regina Ayers
RVUUF - Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
South Mountain Friends
Southern Oregon Rollergirls
Southern Oregon University - Queer Resource Center
Temple: Havurah Shir Hadash
The Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | The Order of Benevolent Bliss
WILPF - Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Women With Wings
And, any Last-Minute entries…
10:30 AM 2012 SOPride Parade Line Up
Location: Main Street in Ashland OR
Sequence - Number Assignments:
Download or Print the PDF
Friday: October 19, 2012
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Celebrate Peace 2012
Hosted by: Peace House
Location: Rogue River Room, Stevenson Union, Southern oregon University in Ashland, OR.

Peace House's 30th anniversary dinner, Celebrate Peace 2012, will include two bars, a catered sit-down dinner, entertainment, remarks from three local Peacemaker honorees. Medea Benjamin will give the keynote address and receive the Marjorie Kellogg National Peacemaker Award.

Click for More... (Updated: 10/14/2012)

Printable Invitation: 2012 PDF

Sunday: October 14, 2012
Sunday Soirée:
12:00 AM to 2:00 PM Hosted Champagne Brunch | By invitation only
Location: Ashland Creek Inn | 70 Water Street in Ashland OR
Invitations available to SOPride Volunteers and those donating $200.00 or more to SOPride
Saturday: October 13, 2012
Southern Oregon Pride's 3rd Annual Festival:
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon SOPride's Parade on Main Street to Lithia Park
Location: Main Street in Ashland OR
12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM SOPride's Festival in Ashland's Lithia Park with Vendor Booths & Live Entertainment
Location: Lithia Park Band Shell in Ashland OR
Into the night - 2:00 AM SOPride hopping at: participating restaurants, clubs, stores...
Alex's Plaza Restaurant
35 North Main Street in Ashland OR
(541) 482-8818

Paddy Brannan's Irish Pub
23 South 2nd Street in Ashland OR
(541) 488-7973

Tabu Restaurant
76 North Pioneer Street in Ashland OR
(541) 482-3900

Taroko Pan-Pacific Bistro
62 East Main Street in Ashland OR
(541) 488-7108

The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant
51 North Main Street in Ashland OR
(541) 482-6414

The Playwright Public House
258 A Street in Ashland OR
(541) 488-9128

And many other Ashland Restaurants and Clubs
Consult your SOPride Shopping Coupon Guide
Friday: October 12, 2012
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM SOPride Dance and Celebration at the Historic Ashland Armory:
Location: 208 Oak Street in Ashland OR
DJ’s Hope and Gimneye with KISS F.M. will rock the music all night long
Outragious Drag Show
Cocktails and Hosted Hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening

Weekend Line Up: 2012
Word |PDF

Thursday: October 11, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM SOPride Kick Off – National Coming Out Day:
Documentary of Gwen Araujo's Life and Death at
Meese Auditorium at Southern Oregon University
Keynote Speaker: Sylvia Guerrero (Gwin Araujo's Mother)
Enjoy you SOPride Shopping Guide
Week of: September 7 - 8, 2012
Northern California - 2012 Redding Pride Festival:
Location: Redding Downtown Promanade
For more information, email Click to email NorCalOutreachProject@yahoo.com

Flyer: 2012

Download The Flyer
Sunday: July 15, 2012
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM SOPride Fundraiser
Hosted by: James Frank & David Gray
Location: 451 Lindsay Lane in Ashland, OR.

Click for More... (Updated: 06/24/2012)

Printable Invitation: 2012 PDF

Stay tuned for additional information, check back 10 days out prior to each event.
Email us atSouthernOregonPride@gmail.comwith any questions.
Thursday: June 14, 2012
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Lavender Graduation:
Southern Oregon University's Lavender Graduation Awards Ceremony offers us an opportunity to recognize and honor the lives and achievements of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans, genderqueer, intersex, and allied students. The ceremony provides a positive celebration of their accomplishments and offers an official recognition of the work they have done throughout their time at SOU.

In addition, this event is an opportunity to publicly recognize and thank all those who have contributed their time and energy to strengthening and enriching our diverse community. Graduates will receive a certificate of achievement and a rainbow honor cord.

Facebook Event Page:
Friday: February 10, 2012
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM 3rd Annual Bodacious Rainbow Ball:
Benefit for Lotus Rising

Music will be provided by theBlue Lightning Dance Bandfor this tobacco, alcohol, and drug free event. Child care will be available.

Proceeds from the ball will benefit Lotus Rising Project, a youth led social justice organization. Not-Straight-Not-Sure, the local youth group for those with diverse sexualities and gender identifies; Southern Oregon's Gay-Straight Alliance Support Network; and the Teen Theater Program are programs run by Lotus Rising Project.

Tickets at the door
   General Admission - $15.00
   Students - $5.00
   Children under 12 - free

The ball is sponsored by the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and co-sponsored by Lotus Rising Project, PFlag of Grants Pass, Rogue Valley Lavender Womyn, Southern Oregon Pride, SOU Queer Resource Center, and the United Church of Christ - Ashland.
Location: 87 Fourth Street in Ashland OR

Friday: January 27, 2012
8:30 PM to ??? PM That Takes Ovaries! (21+):
Location: The Playwright Public House in Ashland OR

Celebrate bold women and their brazen acts!
Youre invited to perform, participate, or watch a series of playful, serious, spontaneous, calculated, smart, sexy, acts of boldness in the form of any act of expression. Come listen to women and men share songs, stories, poe...try, and more honoring women and their outrageous and inspirational acts!

This event will be 21+ (The Playwright will be creating a special Ovaries drink at their bar and will be donating 1/2 of the profits made back to our cause!)

$3 Donation at the door
Call the WRC or stop by to sign up!
Phone: 541-552-6216