Mardi Gras March 2nd & 5th
Carnival and Fat Tuesday
Second Pride Needs Your
Talent and Insight for Three Things
Second Pride is currently accepting submissions from the Membership (that’s you) in three areas. Please take time to read this information and even if you don’t think your idea is good enough, we want to hear from you!
- LOGOIn our meeting on February 16th, 2019, the Board unanimously decided that we are in need of new logo for Second Pride. We are looking for something that is more readable, especially in smaller sizes, and that resonates with the LGBT community to be easily recognizable when they see it.Please take the following into consideration:
The logo must be “adjustable” to work in horizontal, vertical, and straight line formats.
You may make your initial submission in jpg or png format, but if your design is chosen, you will need to be able to provide the original artwork in either Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop, along with the names of fonts used, etc. so that the logo can be resized and manipulated by our own team.
Please feel free to submit hand sketches if you don’t have or use Illustrator or Photoshop. If we feel you have the right idea, we may reach out to a digital artist to “flesh out” your vision. You never know!
All submissions made beginning on February 20th, 2019 become the property of Second Pride, and may be used or displayed in any manner deemed fit by the Board.
- THEME for June Event The Board is now entertaining ideas from the community for the theme of our main June event. The event runs nine (9) days from June 14th through the 23rd. Shorter themes are best…two to three words that resonate, but we will entertain all suggestions. Second Pride reserves the right to use or modify any submission in part or in whole and use it or any portion thereof in future endeavors.
- SUGGESTIONSWe are also seeking suggestions from the community for other services that Second Pride can provide, aside from fund-raising for various LGBT organizations. We do parties and we do them well, but what else would you like to see? This category is wide open, and we will take a serious look at all suggestions.
Please send any materials to be considered for any of these items to the “Second Pride” avatar in-world. A notice will be sent in-world with an email address to send Illustrator and Photoshop files to. We won’t display that address here to prevent spam.
We look forward to seeing what you have to offer! The first meeting of the Board to look at submissions will be held in approximately two weeks.
Donation Made to The Trevor Project
I am happy to inform the membership of Second Pride that as of December 28th, 2018, YOU have helped us make a donation in the amount of $2,170.00 USD to The Trevor Project! Please see the verification document here (Redacted-Receipt-TTP). The donation has been verified directly with a representative of TTP as well.
For the sake of transparency, this donation represents your contributions over approximately three years of fundraising due to the difficulties involved in converting Linden funds to US dollars, the fact that the Second Pride avatar is not tied to a single personal account, tax issues, etc.
In the past, it was always the policy of Second Pride to only make donations using Linden funds passed to an organization that had its own avatar in Second Life, leaving the “cash out” process and taxes in their hands, as it should be. Because fewer candidate organizations for our donations have a presence in Second Life, previous board(s) for the last several years struggled with how to make the donations, and significant time passed with no donation being made. It was finally decided in 2018 that the best option was to go ahead and cash the funds out and make the donation in US dollars, which has now been completed. We are currently researching the best options for future donations, and entertaining suggestions for organization(s) to support.
At this time, all available funds beyond our operating expenses have been donated, and in fact, Second Pride is looking at options to reduce our operating expenses, the majority of which goes to tier for the region “Second Pride.” We will likely have an open Board meeting soon to discuss this and make any necessary decisions.