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Category - B-town's Rainbow Flavor

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

June is LGBTQ pride month around the world, but in Bloomington, the original pride month was January with the inaugural PRIDE Film Festival in 2004. Now in its 16th year, the festival is stronger than ever. Attendees new and old come for the hand-picked new LGBTQ films from around the world, as well... Read More

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Featured Events Middle Coast Film Festival Groundbreaking films and filmmakers converge in Bloomington each year for a weekend to celebrate the craft of film. On August 10-12, expect a fair share of comedy, drama, and thrills at this year's Middle Coast Film Festival. You even have a chance to meet... Read More

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

August is a month of split personalities. It starts out a little quieter, still missing those IU students, and folks trying to cram in a few more fun activities during summer vacation. Then it ends with an influx of energetic students and more action throughout the campus and city. Throughout the... Read More

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2016 is upon is, and with it, a plethora of events that you'll only find in Bloomington. This list includes comedy, sports, theater, modern dance, science, quirky pop music, and more. Bonus points to anyone who completes all 10! Click the images to learn more. IU Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State... Read More

Thursday, August 20, 2015

It may surprise you to know that Saturday, August 29 will only be the second annual celebration of Bloomington PRIDE Summerfest , our fair city's summer LGBTQ pride festival. But you might already know that the PRIDE Film Festival has been going on for 12 years now every January, so we've had pride... Read More

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Whether you're booking a romantic weekend for two lovebirds or a Galentine's Day like they do in Pawnee, you've come to the right place. We're keeping track of all the Valentine's Day events and promotions that we hear of. Read below for events, and click here to see special lodging discounts at... Read More

Monday, December 29, 2014

It's been a tremendous year for LGBTQ people and our allies across the country. For me, the biggest change was when marriage equality came to Indiana . I married the lovely Sarah Perfetti in August, and just a few months later, our marriage became legal in the state we have always called home.... Read More

Friday, December 19, 2014

It's hard to choose just 10, or 11, or more of the top events in Bloomington, but here's my hand-picked list. Add your events in the comments!! Even more great events can be found on our events calendar . 2nd Annual First Day Trail Run - January 1 A non-competitive, un-timed run-walk... Read More

Monday, August 11, 2014

Written by guest blogger Sarah Perfetti, Director of Fundraising and Events for Bloomington PRIDE, Bloomington resident since 2009 and IU alumnae. Finally! An LGBTQA summer event in Bloomington! We at Bloomington PRIDE are often asked why Bloomington, the gayest city in Indiana, doesn't host a... Read More

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Eros in Asia: Erotic Art from Iran to Japan February 20, 2009 – June 26, 2009 Unknown artist, China Man and woman in bed, with attendant , c.1750 Gouache on paper; 218P A003.1 Donated in 1969 Bloomington, Indiana. Eros in Asia is the first exhibition from The Kinsey Institute to... Read More