Pride Month 2015: LGBT community celebrates with all-ages Pride Prom and other events


By: Krystal Vivian

The LGBT community and its allies are celebrating Pride Month in June with four events planned throughout the month.

The series of events kicks off with Pride at the State on Saturday, June 6. The State Theatre in downtown South Bend will be transformed into a gay nightclub featuring DJ Chuck Fry, a drag show and performances by Brick House Burlesque.

Pride at the State is from 8 p.m. and goes until 12:30 a.m. Sunday, with an after party at Vickie’s Bar on Monroe Street in South Bend. The event is adults 21 and older. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Vickie’s Bar or Indiana Rug Company.

Tickets are on sale now for Pride Prom at the Century Center in downtown South Bend. The third annual prom is for adults 21 and older. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their prom best.

The theme is “Glowing with Pride: 150 and Fabulous.” A black light photo booth and cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $30 each and can be bought online. Pride Prom is from 9 p.m. Saturday, June 12, to 2 a.m. Sunday, June 13.

Kids and families are invited to Pride in the Park on Saturday, June 20, at Four Winds Field. The event includes an expo, music by DJ Chuck Fry, a live performance by Phineus Gage, a corn hole tournament and food from the South Bend Cubs catering.

The free event is from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Tickets to the South Bend Cubs game following Pride in the Park are $20 each and include special seating, a Pride at the Park T-shirt and a voucher for a South Bend Cubs hat.

The final event is OUTwords at the Beiger Mansion in Mishawaka. The show will feature seven real stories from LGBT people in Michiana about what it means to live “out” in the area.

OUTwords is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Tickets are $5 at the door.