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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. Phoenix Pride is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Phoenix Pride defines diversity as: “Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, veteran status, and political beliefs.”

Phoenix Pride Incorporated was officially 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.

Mission Statement

Phoenix Pride unites, educates, and engages people to support and empower the LGBTQ+ community and our allies.

Vision Statement

Phoenix Pride envisions a unified community where diverse individuals are celebrated and able to thrive as their authentic selves.

Values Statements

  • 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.

Professional Affiliations

Phoenix Pride is proud to be a Platinum Level Non-Profit with GuideStar. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.


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.

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Phoenix Pride is a member of Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, and 7TH Avenue Merchants Association.