Join us for our 1st Drag Show fundraiser of the 2021 Pride Season! All proceeds raised will benefit Joplin's LGBTQ+ Community and JOMO PrideFest 2021 on August 28th & 29th!
Join us at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub at 9pm Feb 5th! $10 Cover at the door. All Ages welcome until 10! Come early to bid on fantastic silent auction items and put your name in our 50/50 cash raffle!
The Board of Directors will resume Pride and Board Meetings after our Holiday Break, on Thursday, Jan. 6th. With COVID-19 on the rise in our area again the board will make the determination whether that meeting will be an in-person meeting or a teleconference closer to the beginning of the year. Wishing all our friends, family and supporters a very safe and Happy Holiday with their loved ones!
- JOMO Pride Inc Staff
Congratulations to the following community members who were nominated and elected to serve 2 year terms as Board members of JOMO Pride Inc:
Co-Chair - Jaclyn Shepherd
Co-Chair - Ron Burch
Secretary - Carey Prater
Entertainment Director - Victoria Kennedy
Asst. Entertainment Director - Misty Meanor
Treasurer - Larry Mcghee
Vendor Director - Jarrett Shapp
Sponsorship Director - Johnny Pulido
Volunteer Director - Ashley Benson
Marketing Director - Joshua Hopper
At-Large Board member - Jason Stevens
Youth Liaison - Reese Prater
JOMO Pride Inc. & Blackthorn Pizza & Pub are teaming up during Pride Month, on June 25th, for a FREE Community Viewing of Stonewall Uprising!
"When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28th, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next 6 days. The Stonewall Riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world."
Due to continued issues surrounding COVID-19 we ask all attendees to practice safe social distancing guidelines when possible, and are encouraged to protect the high risk members of our community through the use of facial coverings.
Friends, Allies and Supporters,
With continued regulations on large scale events, social distancing guidelines and the concern for the safety of our community and attendees, the Board of Directors has made the difficult decision not to have an in-person Pride. It may not be feasible nor safe to proceed with our planned event due to COVID-19, but the Board is working diligently on ways we can still come together and celebrate Pride as a community, whether by virtual or other non traditional means. We will be keeping the same dates of August 29th and 30th.
While some of these restrictions may be lifted later this Summer, JOMO PrideFest was expected to bring over 3,000+ attendees from as far as 250+ miles away. While most other Pride celebrations in the Midwest have cancelled or postponed, we felt continuing with our in-person event could pose a significant risk to our community due to the influx of attendees from major city hubs across the 4-State Region.
While the board works towards ways to provide a safe alternative to the in-person event in August, in the meantime, Jomo Pride Inc encourages the community to "Show your Pride" through the rest of Pride month and beyond by decorating your houses, businesses and yourselves and posting pictures online, tagging us using the hashtag #JOMOpride and sharing YOUR pride!
Please watch our page and visit our website for further updates and announcements. Jomopride.org
"Our Community, For Equality"
#JOMOpride2020 #Joplin #COVID19 #VirtualPride #LGBTQ
Due to the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 outbreak our meeting on March 22nd has been postponed until April 5th at 6pm at which time we will have a Board member conference call and will reassess in person meetings based on current information available from local state and federal health and government officials. Our agenda will be posted publicly 72 hours before the teleconference and minutes will be available online afterwards.
The health and safety of our community is most important and we urge fellow community members to take precautions and recommendations set forth by officials to minimize the spread of the virus to vulnerable parts of our communities.
At this time our Drag Show Fundraiser scheduled for May 9th is still on, but we are watching the situation closely and will follow whatever recommendations are set forth at that time and will update the public of any further announcements or decisions. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. .
Check out our different sponsorship options and find the best fit for you! Our Corporate Sponsorshop slot is currently sold out thanks to our friends at Bodegas, but we still have other PrideFest sponsorships levels available. Spots are limited and won't last through the spring, so act fast!
If you, your business or organization need help selecting a sponsorship level that works best for you, or would like more information please feel free to send us a message at Contact@jomopride.org.
Please visit our "Events Tab" page to send in your sponsor ap today!
We are currently seeking donations for our Silent Auctions benefitting JOMO PrideFest, the 1st being at our Drag Bingo Fundraiser on March 7th at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub.
We are seeking donations from area artists, LGBTQ+ Community members, supporters, partners, businesses and area allies. Donations of art, gift cards, service packages, gift baskets, specialty gifts etc are greatly appreciated as our fundraisers are our main source of revenue for us to be able to put on JOMO PrideFest, Joplin's Premier LGBTQ+ festival.
We are a 501c3 so all donations are tax deductible. To donate to our Silent Auctions please contact us through the contact form on the website or email us at Contact@jomopride.org!
Join us for our Pride Planning & JOMO Pride Inc Board Meeting on Feb 9th at 6pm at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub as we organize for our upcoming Drag Bingo Fundraiser on March 7th.
Our meetings are always open to the public, as transparency and community involvement are important to us!
If you're looking for a great way to get involved with our community and make a difference, check us out!
DECEMBER 8TH 6PM @ BLACKTHORN PIZZA & PUB
Join us on Sunday December 8th at 6pm at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub for our Pride Planning & Jomo Pride Inc Board Meeting.
We are setting up several committees for the 2020 Pride Season including Sponsorship Committee, Outreach Committee, and Pageant Committee so if you're looking for a way to get involved in the community, attend one of our meetings to find out more!
We will also be reviewing our Bylaws, Code of Conduct and solidifying plans for our Bingo Fundraiser, Drag Show Fundraiser and Downtown Diversity Pride Pageant!
Our meetings are always open to the public for input and community involvement!
"Our Community, For Equality."
NOV. 24TH 6PM @ BLACKTHORN PIZZA & PUB
Join us for our Pride Planning & Jomo Pride Inc Board Meeting on November 24th at 6pm at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub!
We are starting to plan for upcoming Bingo Fundraisers, Drag Show Fundraisers, our Downtown Diversity Pride Pageant & JOMO Pridefest 2020!
Our meetings are always open to the public! See you there!
NEXT MEETING DATE: OCTOBER 20TH 6PM @ Blackthorn Pizza & Pub