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Welcome to 1 ENC Pride

A safe, supportive and empowering home for the local LGBTQ+ community in Eastern North Carolina.


We Believe

In a world where all people are free to express their gender identity and sexual orientation with pride.

Upcoming Events

  • Jun 24, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Riverfront Convention Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA
    Join us for our 1 ENC Pride Market! All ages are welcome to come support our local LGBTQIA+ and allied businesses prior to our adults-only prom.
  • Jun 24, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Riverfront Convention Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA
    Adults 18+
  • Jun 24, 11:00 PM – Jun 25, 2:00 AM
    New Bern, 323 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA
    Excited to dance the night away, but not wanting the fun to end at 11? Join us at Baxter's 1892 for even more entertainment, drinks, and good company! Our lineup includes Heidi N Closet, Indica Gemini, Jamilia Skye, Doris Locht, Eli Stone, and the one and only Madame Z!

Saturday, June 24, 2023

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

Heidi N Closet

Heidi N Closet is a drag artist, entertainer and dancer from Ramseur, North Carolina. She has taken the internet by storm with her hilarious hilarious personality. She’s also part of the legendary cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 8, which begins streaming on May 12 on Paramount+.

It began
with a
party ... 

1 ENC Pride was founded after the first-ever New Bern Pride Prom when the Pride Prom planning committee members saw the impact the first event had on the surrounding community.

The idea for Pride Prom sparked when David Bucksot had a prom-themed birthday party and saw his friends experience prom for the first time, or in some cases, all over again – but this time as themselves. He wanted to share this experience with the rest of the New Bern community, so he gathered his friends to help create his vision on a large scale.

After the success of the first New Bern Pride Prom, there was no slowing down. 1 ENC Pride is using the 2023 prom as a launching pad for more projects and events in the future. 

Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors for making this event possible. 

We have so many exciting things going on, be the first to find out!

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