Eastern Sierra Pride – Newly Formed Nonprofit Organized to Serve Area LGBTQIA+ Community

 

Eastern Sierra Pride is a newly formed nonprofit organized to serve the Eastern Sierra LGBTQIA+ community. Formed in October 2021, the organization is composed of LGBTQIA+ people and allies working together to ensure the Eastern Sierra is a safe, healthy, and welcoming place for everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community, and their family and friends.

Eastern Sierra Pride will immediately be offering programs and events, from local meet ups to Pride month celebrations; and resources, from job listings to dogsitters; with much more to come.

Local community meetups will be held every first and third Monday at Mountain Rambler
Brewery, from 6.00pm-9.00pm, beginning Monday, April 18th (all ages welcome). As one of its
first public efforts, the organization is spearheading a first-of-its-kind Eastern Sierra Pride Festival for the Eastern Sierra area, to be held at the Tri-County Fairgrounds and other venues on June 4th and 5th.

Local resources include trusted healthcare providers, job listings and professional development, and support hotlines.  “I am so thankful to be working with such an incredible group of people that are working tirelessly to bring this much-needed organization to the Eastern Sierra,” said Deena Davenport Conway, President, Eastern Sierra Pride.

There are many volunteer opportunities to help Eastern Sierra Pride advance its goals for
equity, safety, services, and celebration. Sponsorship and donations are additional ways to
support the organization.

For more information on Eastern Sierra Pride, and its events, programs, and resources, visit
https://www.easternsierrapride.org and follow @easternsierrapride on social media.

About Eastern Sierra Pride
Eastern Sierra Pride’s mission is to cultivate an Eastern Sierra where LGBTQIA+ people are
celebrated, embraced, and supported. Eastern Sierra Pride will work to ensure that our
LGBTQIA+ community is treated with dignity and respect, and has equal access to employment, housing, and all services needed to live a safe, healthy, and meaningful life in all our local settings, including business, cultural, educational, faith-based, recreational, and other.

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Wynne
Wynne
4 months ago

Eastern Sierra Pride with its beautiful rainbow of colors has finally arrived! Congratulations to those who are making it happen.

cinnamon
cinnamon
5 months ago

I for one an excited by this group expressing themselves through community engagement! Be proud of who you are!

Elijah Thornburg
Elijah Thornburg
5 months ago

Makes me so proud to be part of the Eastern Sierra community! What a wonderful new development. Thankful for the work of all contributing – and I am excited to participate!

Dan
Dan
5 months ago

Congrats and love the logo design.

Your Supervisor
Your Supervisor
5 months ago

Out of all the things the Eastern Sierra needs… an alphabet nonprofit, is the LAST thing it needs.

Mateo
Mateo
5 months ago

You know, I just don’t understand why you care. If you have such high opinions of what the eastern sierra needs, no one is stopping you from organizing a plan, funding it, and accomplishing something to serve the community. Your negativity is the last thing our community needs.

Your Supervisor
Your Supervisor
5 months ago
Reply to  Mateo

“to serve the community”

HAVE YOU SEEN OUR COMMUNITY LATELY?? Our community has gone to dooty. No way on earth I am helping out now.

It is not negativity it’s the truth and the truth hurts.

Alice
Alice
5 months ago

Truth doesn’t hurt so much, but ignorance and prejudice sure do some damage.

Mateo
Mateo
5 months ago

Specifics? Solutions?

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
5 months ago

Seriously! IMACA, WIC, ICARE, NIHD, SAR … now THIS ! When we will stop being bombarded by all these alphabet non-profits. ?

Your Supervisor
Your Supervisor
5 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

IDK if you have ever heard of Poe’s Law but that is what comes to mind when I read your comment.

FBB
FBB
5 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

Is there an Acronym comedian in the house

Quilting Grandma
Quilting Grandma
5 months ago

As it says in the Bible, “Judge not, ‘lest ye be judged.” We are all Gods children. Some children are meaner than others.

Dan
Dan
5 months ago

The last thing the Eastern Sierra needs is continuation of the bigotry that is as ugly as the scenery is beautiful. Thankfully Millennials and Gen Z seem to be substantially kinder people than the Boomer mentality. Another generation or two and hopefully both Eastern Sierra scenery and humanity will be… Read more »

Alice
Alice
5 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Hey, don’t knock the Boomers and the pre Boomers (who were called veterans even if they didn’t serve in the military). Some of us risked our lives to fight for civil rights, womens rights etc. and still volunteer our time and aging bodies for local and national non profits that… Read more »

Dark Watcher
Dark Watcher
5 months ago
Reply to  Dan

This Boomer approves this message.

Wynne
Wynne
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Don’t confuse toxic individualism with “Boomers.” Boomers were at Stonewall. A year later, it was Boomers that marched in America’s very first gay pride parade (NYC) on the anniversary of Stonewall. Boomers have fought for human rights; protested the Vietnam War; fought for gender equality; and ran with environmental activism.

Water Dog
Water Dog
4 months ago
Reply to  Wynne

I read that as booners

desco
desco
5 months ago

How many human classifications are there? It used to two. Male and female. Now it’s very confusing.

Alice
Alice
5 months ago
Reply to  desco

It never actually used to be two. But we used to do a lot of pretending.

mono resident
mono resident
5 months ago
Reply to  Alice

Hi. Do you know ANYTHING about biology?

Sami
Sami
5 months ago
Reply to  mono resident

Unlike you, I kept learning biology beyond Jr. High. Humans are not fruit flies.

mono resident
mono resident
5 months ago
Reply to  Sami

M.S in Biology. How ’bout you?

Do You?
Do You?
5 months ago
Reply to  mono resident

Mono Resident, please look up intersex and expand your own knowledge on biology. Though I suspect you are already familiar with the outdated and inaccurate term of hermaphrodite. Wikipedia would be a simple place to start. Perhaps you didn’t pay attention to your biology teachers in school or perhaps they… Read more »

mono resident
mono resident
5 months ago
Reply to  Do You?

Using the accurate definition of “intersex” these people make up 0.018% of the population. If you wish to include syndromes such as Turners or Klinefelters which DO NOT result in ambiguous genitalia at birth the number is still below 2%. People who decide they “feel” like something other than the… Read more »

mono resident
mono resident
5 months ago
Reply to  Do You?

Oh yeah – “intersex” animals: some fish, reptiles and invertebrates have the ability to respond to environmental or population dynamics by switching the gametes they produce. Some invertebrates such as slugs and worms have both eggs and sperm as well as the appropriate structures to disseminate eggs or sperm. Even… Read more »

Dan
Dan
5 months ago
Reply to  mono resident

1) Gender is not sex. 2) Sex isn’t a binary either. Intersex people are born with mixed sexual characteristics, XY genes but female presenting bodies, things like XXY genes, etc. The percentage of people who are born intersex is about the same as the number of Americans who are Jewish.… Read more »

GreenThumb
GreenThumb
5 months ago
Reply to  mono resident

I know one of my marijuana plants has both male and female flowers..

RAM
RAM
5 months ago
Reply to  mono resident

Yes, UCDAVIS Socialist biology professors

Dan
Dan
5 months ago
Reply to  desco

Hey friend. The Sierras are a range of mountains in North America, mostly in present day California. Two Spirit gender has been here far longer than the USA, so, here, it actually didn’t used to be two, but rather three. I’m not sure where you’re from, but I suspect gender… Read more »

mono resident
mono resident
5 months ago
Reply to  Dan

The quality of your cognition is suspect by the second sentence.

Dan
Dan
5 months ago
Reply to  mono resident

I appreciate your use of the word cognition in multiple posts, but it is generally not wise to expend ones entire vocabulary at once. Many Indigenous North American tribes recognize “Two Spirit” as a gender identity other than their colonizers’ binary. They have done so since before Europeans set foot… Read more »

mono resident
mono resident
5 months ago
Reply to  Dan

That wooshing sound was my point going waaaayyyyy over your head. You really don’t know what you misspelled in your second sentence? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA etc

RAM
RAM
5 months ago
Reply to  desco

A hermaphrodite is an organism with both male and female genitalia. A child who is in a intersexual state is classified in one of THREE categories: 1) true hermaphrodite 2) female pseudohermaphrodite 3) male pseudohermaphrodite In the past, doctors perform surgeries without first testing the infant to find out its… Read more »

Jubie
Jubie
5 months ago

This is so good to see and much welcomed here!!

Pricilla
Pricilla
5 months ago

What does LBGTQIA+ stand for, exactly? It’s confusing.

Rich on the Eastside
Rich on the Eastside
5 months ago
Reply to  Pricilla

It’s apparent you have access to the web. Google is useful tool.

Rich on the Eastside
Rich on the Eastside
5 months ago

Sometimes context gets lost in the comments section. Rather than asking honest questions, some people will ask questions like Pricilla’s as a backhanded protest against something they dislike. I assumed this was the case. But she may have just been asking an honest question. IF it was the latter and… Read more »

Mono Person
Mono Person
5 months ago
Reply to  Pricilla

All she is doing is asking. Why all the “thumbs down”? I don’t know what the I and A stand for?

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
5 months ago
Reply to  Mono Person

you’re assuming Pricilla is a she ?

Sami
Sami
5 months ago
Reply to  Pricilla

If you’re actually confused, I remind you that Google is free.

Mateo
Mateo
5 months ago
Reply to  Sami

lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, (questioning), intersex, asexual, and (agender) – there! Fixed it! I also got confused when A and I were added. It’s a mouthful!

Mono Person
Mono Person
5 months ago
Reply to  Mateo

Thank you for not being a complete jerk and answering the question. Just trying to educate ourselves, which should be welcomed, not condemned to Google…..

JaneE
JaneE
5 months ago
Reply to  Mateo

That is the problem with trying to identify small portions of something (sexuality, gender, sexual identity, sexual preference) that has 4 axes that are all gradient. We don’t have a word for all the connotations that the word “sex” encompasses. If we did we could say all preferences, identities, and… Read more »

Greg
Greg
5 months ago
Reply to  Sami

Why so sarcastic. It was a legitimate question.

Mateo
Mateo
5 months ago
Reply to  Greg

Because it would take less time to google it than post a response. Which I know because I had to google it. So it does seem like someone is hoping to get a more nuanced response to engage in an argument around than actually figure out what the acronym stands… Read more »

ABob the Nabob
ABob the Nabob
5 months ago
Reply to  Pricilla

I think your question is rhetorical, Pricilla.

Which, in that capacity, ironically shows your ignorance, both wilful and general.

What confuses me is why you spell your name “Pricilla”?

Because there is a much more common name spelled “Priscilla.”

E.g., Priscilla Presley.

Thank you, thank you very much.

Mateo
Mateo
5 months ago
Reply to  ABob the Nabob

I can google this, but what does agender mean? I don’t know.

Dan
Dan
5 months ago
Reply to  Pricilla

It’s not really. You may want to ask your doctor for a cognitive test.

Bless your heart.

mono resident
mono resident
5 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Please refer to the response I left for you above RE: YOUR cognition. Bless your little heart –

Alice
Alice
5 months ago

Congratulations and best wishes for your efforts! Your courage and support will mean so much to so many. ( Also, nice logo.).