In October 2018 USAP was formed with the primary purpose to engage in activities to promote public education and awareness of the personal rights and civil liberties of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals. The association of Pride organizers has a United States geographic focus.
USAP is focused on developing a national identity of Pride and building vibrant and strong US Pride organizations through collaboration, support, networking, providing resources and advocacy for its members.
Working hand-in-hand with InterPride, USAP focuses its efforts on national activities while InterPride focuses on issues of international concern. There are several regional Pride groups including NERP (North East Regional Prides), POSE (Prides of the South East, and CAPI (Consolidated Association of Pride). CAPI is a 501 C(3) nonprofit organization with a western US focus and was established in 1987.
USAP membership is composed of US-based Pride organizations. As a benefit of membership, USAP members enjoy membership in InterPride.