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.