SoKno Pride Sevier Ave South Knoxville TN

May 11, 2023, Beau Knowles Knox LGBT Businesses Knoxville TN

I had a quick email chat with the Co-Founder of SoKno Pride Jimi Miller recently. I first met Jimi via social media in 2021 as I planned to attend South Side Pride as a vendor/performer in the Knox Chalk Car. I think all the attendants of that first event can agree the positive energy from an idea expressed on a social media community to the event was momentous. Honestly, I felt like we all needed some encouragement for 2021 after such a rough year in 2020. This event gave me not just encouragement, it also renewed my belief that we all can make a difference. I'm happy to share this organization's information and events.

Jimi expressed his deep thanks and a request for continued love and support, "Sokno Pride was born in 2021, with the intention of bringing the LGBTQIA+ community together in the form of a drag brunch. Before it even started it grew into something much bigger than I could have ever dreamed of. Planning this event has shown me that our community is capable of so much love and compassion. I want to thank you all for supporting this event and helping me shape it into something that our community needs, now more than ever. Please continue to love and support each other and do your part to make the community feel safe. "

To learn more about SoKno Pride, how to donate or to read about this organization's board please visit their website.

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SoKno Pride 2022

May 20, 2022, Beau Knowles

So Kno Pride Seeks Volunteers

SoKno Pride 2022 is looking for volunteers for crossing guards, roving medic, volunteers to help set up at 10 a.m. and volunteers to help breakdown at 4 p.m. You can email to sign up or for more information. 

May 14, 2022 Beau Knowles 

SOKNO PRIDE Formerly South Side Pride SoKno Pride is the non-profit organization that produces the LGBTQIA+ event in South Knoxville’s Sevier Ave. community. Proceeds from this year's festival will benefit: Appalachian OUTreach whose purpose is to reduce the impact that isolation, discrimination, and oppression has on the East Tennessee LGBTQ+ community. Bryant’s Bridge who provides transitional housing and resources for LGBTQ+ youth who have experienced homelessness or are about to experience homelessness. The Bottom Knox who builds community, celebrates culture & engages the creativity of Black people! 

Sno Kno Pride April 14, 2022 Beau Knowles

Previous Co Leader Jimi Miller posted on South Side Pride's Social Media "Greetings everyone,

We are excited to announce Sokno Pride 2022 (formerly known as South Side Pride) will be coming to Sevier Avenue again this June 11th!

A new Facebook page will be up and running shortly to keep everyone in the loop better about all the exciting events we have in store for this year. A link for that will be added here when it is ready to go, so keep your eyes open for that.

We also want to thank everyone for supporting Pride in South Knoxville in 2021. The event was an amazing display of how the LGBTQ+ community can be so supportive of one another. We cannot wait to see everyone again this June 11th! 

Thank you and stay tuned... "

SoKno Pride June 11 2022 Sevier Ave Knoxville TN April 9 2022 Beau Knowles

 SoKno Pride formerly known as Southside Pride is June 11, 2022 on Sevier  Ave in South Knoxville TN.  The event was shared on the organizations Instagram page at @soknopride on March 10, 2022. The post said they have some big things planned and to stay tuned.

I'm creating a Facebook Event for this my page's followers and my business group  SoKno Pride -South Side Pride 2022 Knox LGBT Businesses, so our Facebook community can stay informed. 

I will add information on how to be a VENDOR or to  VOLUNTEER as soon as I receive the information.

Here's to a great 2nd year.  I love connecting with our community. -Beau

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