Nashville Pride announces two new opportunities for involvement in the 2007 Pridefest

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The Nashville Pride Board of Directors is happy to announce two separate opportunities for members of the Nashville GLBT community to become involved in this year’s 19th Annual Pridefest. First, is the chance to submit ideas in the second annual Pride Festival Theme Competition. The second opportunity is by submitting nominations for the Community Leadership Award.

“Each year, the Festival Theme exemplifies one of the many positive aspects of the Pridefest event,” says Pride president Todd Grantham. “Last year’s theme, ‘Hope. Justice. Equality,’ showcased our message of equality and our partnership with the Tennessee Equality Project. This year we are looking for all creative ideas for themes that reflect the GLBT’s presence in Tennessee.”

The Community Leadership Award is granted to any individual that has or continues to make a significant contribution to the GLBT community. Individuals should submit the name of the person they are nominating along with a brief explanation of why they believe that person should be considered for the Leadership Award.

The winner of the Festival Theme Competition will be awarded a $100 grand prize as well as recognition in the official 2007 Pride Guide, while the winner of the Community Leadership Award will receive an award and various gift certificates. Both winners will be announced during the opening of the 19th Annual Pridefest.

Submissions for both the Festival Theme Competition and Community Leadership Award must be received at info@nashvillepride.org by Thursday, March 1.  Submissions for the Festival Theme Competition must also include the submitter’s name and contact information.

The 19th Annual Pride Festival and Parade will be held Saturday, June 2, in Centennial Park. The Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the Festival will begin at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please contact Todd Grantham or Jeanna Emert at info@nashvillepride.org, 615-497-9654 or visit www.nashvillepride.org.