Toledo Pride Launches New Website

Posted May 15th, 2011 by Kelly Heuss  Category: Community Interest,


May 12, 2011
For Immediate Release

Toledo Pride is proud to announce the launch of its new website,, in preparation for the second annual Toledo Pride event which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 27. Toledo Pride celebrates the Northwest Ohio lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with a full day of entertainment, community outreach programs and more. This year’s event will include a parade, a family-friendly Community Connection Carnival during the day, and live entertainment starting in the afternoon and lasting into the night.

The new website will provide members of the community with a single location to find everything they need to know about Toledo Pride including entertainment schedules, parade routes and information, photo galleries, information on upcoming Toledo Pride fundraising events and more. For those interested in getting involved, the website also includes information on becoming a volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.

Last year’s first Toledo Pride event took place at the Erie Street Market in Downtown Toledo on August 28. A grassroots event, publicized mainly though Facebook and through word-of-mouth, attracted a crowd of over 2,000 for the festivities.

Building on the success of last year, this year’s planning committee hopes to double that number. The new website will be an invaluable tool for distributing important information to the community. By registering on the website, visitors will be able to recieve email updates from Toledo Pride. This will allow anyone interested to keep up-to-date with the latest Toledo Pride happenings.

Toledo Pride is currently seeking Community Connection Carnival vendors, entertainers, volunteers, sponsors and parade participants. All related information and forms can be found at

Presented by OutSkirts Bar and EqualityToledo, Toledo Pride aims to build unity, acceptance and awareness for the local LGBT community and allies. In 2010, Toledo Pride was officially recognized by the Toledo City Council with a resolution sponsored by Steve Steel. The first-ever event in 2010 was a huge success, attracting over 2,000 attendants.

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