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 while InterPride is worldwide and CAPI has a western US focus. USAP membership is composed of US-based pride organizations that are joint members of InterPride. Because of the Joint Membership Agreement with InterPride, all US-based member organizations that joined InterPride or CAPI after December 1, 2018 are automatically members of USAP.
While there are several regional Pride groups NERP, POSE, CAPI (CAPI is a nearly 30 year 501 C(3) nonprofit organization), Pride organizers do not have one organization organized that is focused on:
helping to build vibrant and strong US Pride organizations through collaboration,
helping to develop a national identity of Pride, and
offer resources, and
advocacy for its members.
The new United States Association of Prides will fill this void.
Working hand-in-hand with InterPride. USAP focuses its efforts on national activities while InterPride focuses on issues of international concern.
In October 2018 USAP was formed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, during the InterPride World Conference, by 12 U.S. Pride Organizations.
501c3 Active July 2019
Its primary purpose is 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.