Phoenix Pride, founded in 1981, was established primarily for charitable, educational and social purposes. The main purpose of Phoenix Pride is to promote unity, visibility, and self-esteem among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer persons; and to promote a positive image in the Valley of the Sun and throughout Arizona through community activities and services. Phoenix Pride is dedicated to the continuous development of programs and building community partnerships to benefit the Arizona LGBTQ community, along with its community of Allies. Phoenix Pride’s programming includes producing the 2 largest LGBTQ cultural celebrations in Arizona and operating Arizona’s only full-service LGBTQ Community Center located in Downtown Phoenix. Phoenix Pride is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Phoenix Pride Incorporated was incorporated in 1990 under the laws of the State of Arizona. The name Phoenix Pride served as the DBA for the Phoenix Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee Inc. (PLGPC) until 2015 and may be listed under its previous name in national searches until late 2016.
Phoenix Pride unites and engages individuals and organizations to empower, educate and support the Arizona LGBTQ Community.
Phoenix Pride envisions a unified community where diverse individuals are celebrated and able to thrive as their authentic selves.
Passion – We engage a team of volunteers, staff, and partners who have a passion for helping others.
Respect – We celebrate and respect the fundamental values and differences in all individuals.
Outreach – We recognize the power of visibility through outreach and education to inspire our allies and impact positive change.
Unity – We work with integrity to unite the community through collaboration and organizational partnerships.
Diversity – We dedicate ourselves to creating an environment that values and honors diverse backgrounds, cultures, and communities.
Lastly, we believe that a denial of equality for any one aspect of our community is a denial of equality for all.
Phoenix Pride is a member organization of Consolidated Associations of Pride Inc. (CAPI), an organization of Pride Organizers in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Texas, Utah and the country of Mexico. CAPI member organizations meet multiple times per year to share knowledge, experience and discuss the current needs and trends in the Pride movement within our region.
Phoenix Pride is a member organization of InterPride, the International Association of Gay & Lesbian Pride Coordinators. InterPride is a member based organization of worldwide Pride Organizers that has an annual conference located in different cities throughout the world to act as a source of education and stepping-stone for elevating community interaction for PRIDE events worldwide.
Phoenix Pride is a member of Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GPGLCC), the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.