Ron De Harte, Palm Springs Pride
Co-President, Male -, Trans -, Nonbinary -,
Ron deHarte - serves as the President & CEO of Greater Palm Springs Pride and has been a Pride volunteer since 2003. He's held officer positions with Consolidated Associaton of Pride (CAPI) and InterPride including serving three terms as the InterPride Region 1 Regional Director. He currently serves as a chairperson for the City of Palm Springs Human Rights Commission and as a member of the Palm Springs Police Chief’s LGBTQ advisory board. He’s been the President of Palm Springs Pride since 2010 and previously served as Executive Director of San Diego Pride. He is the founder and Chair of the Cesar Chavez Breakfast Celebration and the Coachella Valley Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Coalition and served on the inaugural San Diego Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Committee. Ron has been recognized for his community service including CAPI’s 2019 Person of the Year, the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce 2019 Community Spirit Award, Safe Schools Desert Cities Champion of Youth 2018, Human Rights Campaign Advocate for Equality 2017 as well as 2015 Outstanding Community Service Leader by the Palm Springs Desert Business Association, he served as International Grand Marshal of the Tijuana Pride parade in 2007 and 2017 and as the International Friend of the Year 2012. When he’s not advocating for equal rights, Ron's decades-long background in planning, operations, management, and large-scale event production is put to good use on other civic events. He’s a father of two boys and lives with his partner of twenty-two years.