It is difficult to quantify the impact the Phoenix Mercury has had on the LGBTQ+ community. After all, how does one measure the value of representation?
In our opinion, it’s priceless.
The Phoenix Mercury, the WNBA franchise that began in Phoenix in 1997, has demonstrated its support for inclusion and equality for years in part by living the words it values. The team has said that inclusion and equality are part of its DNA, and it shows. Read More
Every day, PetSmart works with pets who give unconditional love. A Phoenix-based company, PetSmart believes that type of love offers a valuable life lesson — that everyone is worthy of unconditional love.
At Phoenix Pride, we love that. So much.
It’s part of the reason we appreciate our partnership with PetSmart, who has supported Phoenix Pride since 2017. We’ve worked with them at our Pride Festival and our Rainbows Festival, and we see them on the route we’ve marked for our Phoenix Pride Parade, walking along with a float that promotes that message of unconditional love. Read More
The retail industry has been impacted in much the same ways the event industry has through the pandemic, as stores shuttered and sales plummeted amidst an economic downturn. To say it’s been a rough few months for the retail sponsors who support Phoenix Pride is an understatement.
That’s why it’s important, now more than ever, to prop up the brands that have supported Pride for so long. And continue to, even in tough times. Read More
As Phoenix Pride celebrates “40 Years of Fortitude” this year, we are reminded of the time it takes for progress, and a message, to take hold. It’s part of the reason we are so impressed, and grateful for, CAN Community Health, which just began serving the Phoenix area in October of last year — after decades of service in other cities.
And just months after it began working in the Phoenix area, the organization participated in Pride’s Rainbow Festival earlier this year, offering onsite HIV testing and education. CAN will be the presenting sponsor of the Health and Wellness Area at the Phoenix Pride Festival in November and will continue to offer similar support with its mobile health unit. Read More