Hello and welcome to Triad Pride 2012!
Alternative Resources of the Triad is pleased to announce Triad Pride 2012 to be held on Saturday,
September 15th, 2012 at the beautiful Festival Park in downtown Greensboro, NC. Pride is to
celebrate the many ties that people, organizations, businesses and groups have to the Gay, Lesbian,
Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Allies (GLBTQA) communities.
Triad Pride 2012 is the seventh event in the Triad sponsored by ART to celebrate our community and
our diversity. At last year’s event, over 1,300 people visited our festival and exhibitors, enjoying the
camaraderie and entertainment provided. We expect even more people attending this year with more
exhibitors and food vendors. A change in the date for 2012 will make it possible for more of the
30,000 students attending area colleges and universities to attend the event.
Additionally, in 2012 we want to sponsor activities with local organizations to prevent bullying in our
schools here in the triad as well as offer a scholarship to a deserving student. ART wants to give
something back to the community for their support of Triad Pride for the last six years.
We need your help! Triad Pride is sponsored by Alternative Resources of the Triad a local nonprofit.
Through generous sponsors, grants and the sale of exhibitor space at the festival each year
ART has been able to sponsor Triad Pride each year. However, with the increased cost of the venue
and the requirement of more security and greater amounts of insurance and other rising costs, we
need to reach out to the community and especially the LBGTQA community for help in sponsoring
this event. The Guilford Green Foundation has graciously been a sponsor by providing a grant each
year for the past six years. In 2012 the Guilford Green Foundation has made available a matching
grant up to $3,000. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible in order to make use of the GGF
There are several fund raising events that have already taken place and others are planned.
However, we still need the help and support of the community to see Triad Pride not only continue but
How can you help? The most pressing need is to raise money to match the Guilford Green Matching
Grant. We need people who are willing to donate $100, $75, $50 or whatever you can afford.
The need is immediate as we are just a few months away and there are expenses that we will incur in
preparation for the event. We realize that it is often difficult to make large contributions, so we want
you to know that all contributions count!
P.O. Box 29272, Greensboro, NC 27429 Phone 336-392-9533
You can see more information at our website, www.triadpride.organd on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Triad.Pride
Triad Pride 2012 and Alternative Resources of the Triad
appreciate your support of Triad Pride festival and the LBGTQ Community!
2012 TRIAD PRIDE COMMITTEE
Paul Marshall, Chair