Phoenix Pride is one of 28 founding Pride organizations participating in the inaugural Virtual Pride event on Sunday, June 28 on Twitter. Please join us, as this will enable you and your loved ones to show your pride online and interact with your favorite Pride events and popular LGBTQ+ social media influencers. The event will be hosted by GayTravel.com. Read More
Old friends tend to be some of the best. They know the struggle and they’ve been there to celebrate the triumphs. Aunt Rita’s Foundation, a Phoenix organization dedicated to the elimination of and suffering from HIV and AIDS, is that old friend to Phoenix Pride.
Aunt Rita’s is responsible for bringing the AIDS Walk back to Phoenix in 2008, following a five-year absence. Now a flagship fundraising and awareness event for the region, the walk is held on the fourth Saturday in February at Tempe Beach Park. Read More
It’s easy to say “Thanks.” What’s more challenging, though, is finding ways to fit all of our honest, heartfelt gratitude into those six letters. Sometimes it feels like one word doesn’t offer enough room.
So, we figured we’d do a little more.
As we continue to plan for our postponed Pride Festival and Parade in November, we felt it was important to recognize the support we receive year in and year out, even during difficult times, from our sponsors.
Imagine waking up every day and living in a state of constant fear. Not because you are under any immediate threat of physical bodily harm, but instead, the fear of anyone finding out who you really are. Over the last 10 years, the LGBTQ fight for equality has made tremendous progress, which shouldn’t be taken for granted nor is the fight over.
For some historical perspective, I’ll be writing a three-part series about the struggles that once were and the reasons why it’s important to continue fighting for our right to exist. The first part begins with a well-known advocate in the Phoenix community, a Grand Canyon Sister of Perpetual Indulgence Sister Sur Mon Visage.
Phoenix Pride unites, educates, and engages people to support and empower the LGBTQ community and our allies.
We recently asked the community to offer feedback on the question “What does pride mean to you?” The responses were overwhelming, and we appreciate all of you who responded to this request! We wanted to share a few that really stuck out to us:
“Pride to me means being able to be your authentic self, being proud of who you and standing up for yourself every time someone questions your pride. I’m proud of who I am because I’m a part of a unique community with the same struggle all fighting for the same goal Equality for all.”
Phoenix Pride had an incredible and successful year. I’m extremely proud of the work we have accomplished in 2017. With the help of our dedicated Board of Directors, wonderful staff, committee managers and hundreds of volunteers, I am both humbled and grateful for our success.
Our organization is fiscally strong as we move into 2018 with a very robust strategic plan. We have the community’s support for the great work we do, evidenced by the highest attendance ever at the 2017 Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade, breaking the already substantial records set in previous years.