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RI Pride to Honor Supporters at Annual Gala

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

Spirit of Pride: Yolandi Fizzure

Rhode Island Pride invites you to celebrate the outstanding "Live Your Truth" accomplishments of members of our local LGBTQIA+ community and our allies at the annual Rhode Island Pride Honors Gala on November 3 at 6pm in the Grand Ballroom at the Providence Marriott Downtown. The event will feature performances by local drag queens, a cocktail hour with music by DJ Mario, and a cash bar.

This year we are honoring longtime Rhode Island Pride volunteer Jen Stevens with the Pyramid of Pride award for her enduring commitment to the Rhode Island LGBTQIA+ community. Jen has spent her entire career advocating for the queer community, since becoming the first community organizer for Marriage Equality RI in 2004. She has also served RI Pride as an office manager and board member. Jen has co-produced the annual Pride Goddess Show and the monthly queer-friendly Sweet Little Variety Show for about a decade each, and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Options Magazine.

Yolandi Fizzure will receive the Spirit of Pride award for their continued commitment and dedication to Rhode Island Pride and the broader LGBTQIA+ community. Yolandi is a community activist who is never afraid of using their voice to advocate for others.

In addition to those awardees, RI Pride will also present volunteer awards to Volunteer of the Year Paul Biello, Rookie Volunteer of the Year Wini Lambrecht, PrideFest MVP Ostin Linnehan, and – new this year – Parade MVP Allison Alder. Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization and we can't do anything without their love, support, and dedication.

We’re also proud to present the following Illuminated Night Parade awards:

Best Illuminated: Unicorn Ink

Most Original: Intergalactic


Best Use of Theme: Youth Pride Inc.

Best Walking Contingent: Boston Colorguard Pride

Committee Award: Fear Town

Haunted House

President's Award: Moms

President's Award: Moms Demand Action, RI Chapter

We hope to see you at RI Pride Honors on November 3, 2019 to acknowledge those who have given so much to making RI Pride and the community it serves something to be proud of! Tickets are available at

Rhode Island Pride is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the visibility, equality, and diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and providing a safe space to come out, express, and celebrate all sexual identities and genders. For more information, visit, email, or call (401) 467-2130.


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