Monday, July 7, 2014

Second Pride Board: "Thank You!!!"

I have been a little remiss in my blogging, there has been so much going these last few weeks and I have also been exceptionally lazy due to my ongoing vacation and second bout with pneumonia. (I am completing the antibiotics cure today, so hopefully this will be the end of it!)

This notice was sent out close to two weeks ago in the Second Pride Festival Group.


The board of Second Pride will soon announce the successful close of Second Pride 2014. Before we do, I want to send our very sincere thanks to you, the people who supported our efforts through your sponsor and vendor participation.

Thanks to you and many people like you, Second Pride has the resources to continue on into its 10th year. Second Pride can continue to offer a home and support to charities and organizations that serve Second Life's LGTBQ community. We will also be able to make sizable dollar contributions to real world Charities that make a difference in the lives of LGTBQ people in the larger world. THIS SUCCESS ABSOLUTELY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT!

One of the things we are proudest of is the increasing diversity of the vendors, sponsors, and performers who were part of Second Pride this year. We had many new sponsors and sponsors who returned after leaving Second Pride for one reason or another over the years. I was especially proud to see some of the sponsor banners behind the main stage. Straight, Lesbian, and Gay sponsors were side by side - Bears - Twinks - Leather - GOR - all together in support of this annual celebration of our LGTBQ community as they should be. To those of you here for the first time, thank you. For those of you returning, welcome back. And for those of you who have been here year after year - we exist only because of you.

We hope you had a fun and successful Pride. Please let me know how we can improve for next year - send any ideas via NC to Karl Kalchek.

On behalf of all of us on the Second Pride Board

Karl Kalchek, Community Relations Director


Those of you who belong to my loyal readership will perhaps be better acquainted with Karl Kalchek as "Jak's adorable little helper"

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