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Creating a Vibrant Pride Community

ABOUT US

The Premier Association Supporting & Enabling Pride Organizers in the United States

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. USAP has a United States geographic focus.

 

USAP is focused on helping to build vibrant and strong US Pride organizations through collaboration, support, networking, providing resources, networking, helping to develop a national identity of Pride, and offer support and advocacy for its members.

 

We welcome any LGBTIA+ organization that produces Pride events for their respective community as one of its purposes or activities. Pride events may include a parade, march, rally, festival, arts festival, cultural activity, event, or activity organized for people identifying as Lesbian, Gay Men, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and/or other emerging sexual identities.

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) with a western US focus. 

 

Membership in the USAP provides significant value from reciprocal membership in InterPride to invaluable regional and national networking.

501c3 Active July 2019

In October 2018 USAP was formed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, during the InterPride World Conference. 26 individuals from 24 Pride organizations became founding members, elected a founding board, approved bylaws, and authorized the founding board to incorporate the organization, and manage and conduct officer elections within 90 days of receiving the IRS 501(c)(3) determination.

Founding Board 

Served from October 6, 2018, to September 19, 2019.

Co-President -   Lo Roberts, Houston Pride

    Ron deHarte, Palm Springs Pride

Vice President - 

Perin Hurewitz, Heritage of Pride, NYC Pride

Treasurer - Richard Brethour-Bell, Santa Fe HRA

Secretary - Dave Wait, Motor City Pride

OUR HISTORY

OUR PURPOSE

  • Established in October 2018, the United States Association of Prides (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.

  • As a national voice for Pride organizers, USAP is focused on supporting and helping to build vibrant and strong US Pride organizations through collaboration, providing access to resources, networking, helping to develop a national identity of Pride, and offer support and advocacy for its members.

  • Membership in the USAP provides significant value from reciprocal membership in InterPride to invaluable regional and national networking.

The Premier Association of Pride Organizers

We Support You

  • Serving the needs of Pride organizations, who produce and support Pride events for the benefit of their respective communities. 

  • Learning from one another by sharing experience, knowledge, and best practices.  

  • Building unity in the Pride movement locally and globally through education, programming, resources, networking, and representation.

  • Connecting an extensive network of Pride organizers and demonstrating the collective power and diversity and strength of the United States Pride movement.

  • Giving developing Pride organizations a voice within the national and international Pride movement.

Bylaws

  • USAP is focused on helping to build vibrant and strong Pride organizations in the United States through 

  • Collaboration

  • Education and Skills Building

  • Providing access to resources

  • Networking

  • Helping to develop a national identity of Pride, and 

  • Offering support and advocacy

We Welcome You

What Matters To Us

  • We welcome any LGBTIA+ organization that produces Pride events for their respective community as one of its purposes or activities. 

  • Pride events may include:

  • Parade 

  • March

  • Rally

  • Festival 

  • Arts festival / program

  • Cultural activity event 

  • An activity organized for people identifying as Lesbian, Gay Men, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and/or other emerging sexual identities.

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USAP

USAP is dedicated to networking and serving as a role model in advancing the Pride of our communities.

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