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St. Croix Pride, St. Croix, USVI

Show your pride and join in the fun as St. Croix, USVI, celebrates the unique heritage and history of the LGBTQ community on the island of St. Croix with Pride Week. This annual week-long celebration of Crucian Pride kicks off on Sunday with “Pride Goes to Church” and continues with fun adventures (on land and at sea), dinner, dancing, parties, movies, and more!

Each day offers events centered around the mission of St. Croix Pride Inc. who: “work toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. Through education, outreach, and celebration of our diverse communities, we promote a world free of prejudice and bias, and serve to educate, motivate, support, liberate, and celebrate our community in order to grow and protect our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) legacy for future generations.”

Due to Hurricane Irma’s arrival on September 6th, followed by Hurricane Maria on September 20th, the original St. Croix Pride Week 2017 Schedule of Events was changed to November and December. The updated Schedule of Events is shown below.

 


2017 Schedule of Events:

 Sunday, November 12th (10:00am – 11:30am) : Pride & Faith Celebration

The (ecumenical, non-theist) service will be led my UU Minister Qiyamah Rahman and will include remarks from the Rev. Michael J. Crumpler, LGBTQ and Intercultural Programs Manager for the Unitarian Universalist Association and minister in the United Church of Christ. Location: 105a Herman Hill, Christiansted

 

Tuesday, November 14th (7:30pm – 9:30pm) : Pride Goes to the Movies

This event will be hosted by Schupe’s on the Boardwalk, and will be screening ‘Kinky Boots’.  Location: Schupe’s on the Boardwalk, Christiansted. 

 

Thursday, November 17th (9:00am – Noon) : Equality Discover Dive

Try scuba diving at the Frederiksted Pier. Location: Frederiksted Pier, Frederiksted

 

Thursday, November 17th (10:00am – Noon) : Equality Dive

Certified divers meet up for a fun dive of the Frederiksted Pier. Location: Frederiksted Pier, Frederiksted

 

 

 

 

 Friday, November 17th (3:00pm – 5:00pm) : Pride Through Art

This event will include the opening of an exhibit of art by LGBTQ artists and allies, musical presentations, and reception with food and cash bar. Exhibitors are invited to apply for participation. Applications are due by 8/7/17 with completed pieces delivered to CMCArts by 9/5/17. Location: Caribbean Museum Center for The Arts, Frederiksted 

 

Friday, November 24th (9:00am – Noon) : Pride Hike to the Tide Pools

Don Bailey is organizing a hike to the Tide Pools from Carambola Beach Resort’s parking lot. The distance is about 3 miles, and there are some steep areas to climb, but bring 2 liters of water and a snack and you’ll be just fine. The trail follows the coastline to the grassy V, and then descends to the bay and tide pools. Location: Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort, Estate Davis Bay
 

Tuesday, November 28th (7:30pm – 12:30am) : Harmony Dinner Dance for Allies of the LGBTQ Community

Tickets are available at the door, admission is $20 per person for both the dinner and the dance, or $5 per person for the dance only. Doors open and the buffet dinner begins at 7:30PM. Dancing begins at 9:30PM. Location: Villa Morales, 82-C Whim Rd, Frederiksted

 

Friday, December 1st (10:00am – 1:00pm) : Pride Hike to Hamm’s Bluff

Tim Hart will be leading a hiking expedition to the Light House on Hamm’s Bluff. Location: Meet in the parking lot of Rhythms At Rainbow Beach, Frederiksted
 

Saturday, December 2nd (2:00pm – 10:00pm) : Sand Castle Beach Party

This fun finale event begins at 2:00pm with beach activities and the opening of the silent auction. Dinner will be served at 5:00pm, utilizing items donated by local restaurants and caterers. A bonfire will top off the week. Location: Sand Castle on the Beach Resort, Veterans Shore Drive, Frederiksted

 

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STX Pride VIP Package

As in previous years, members of the LGBT Community and their Allies can opt-into each individual level of participation in this year’s Pride festivities.  In an effort to boost full participation, St. Croix Pride, Inc. is offering a new support level, the STX Pride VIP Package, which includes the following:
  • 2017 STX Pride T-Shirt ($15.00 value)
  • 2017 STX Pride Bracelet ($7.00 value – see image)
  • 2017 STX Pride Sticker ($6.00 value)
  • Sunday – Bottomless Mimosas @ 40 Strand immediately following this year’s Sunday Pride & Faith Service ($30.00 value)
  • Monday – 1 Pride Dive or Pride Hike to the Light House (up to $80.00 value)
  • Tuesday – 1 Free Admission to the Harmony Dinner Dance For Allies Ot The LGBTQ Community ($20.00 value)
  • Wednesday – 1 Pride Ride or Pride Hike to the Tide Pools (up to $100 value)
  • Thursday – Free Admission to Caribbean Museum Center For The Art’s Pride Through Art Exhibit ($10.00 value)
  • Friday – Free Admission to Pride Goes To The Movies @ Schupes ($8.00 value)
  • Saturday – Free Admission to the Pride Finale Event @ Sandcastle ($25.00 value)
  • Additional Pride Discounts and Special Products from sponsors ($35.00 value)
This package has a total value of just over $300, so even if you cannot take advantage of every individual event it is still a tremendous value.  Best of all, St. Croix Pride Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable, organization so your payment is entitled to all the tax benefits of as charitable donation.  
 
For more information about St. Croix Pride, Inc. and the upcoming St. Croix Pride Week events, please visit www.stxpride.org.
 
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