Tucson Lesbian and Gay Alliance (dba: Tucson Pride Board) is a 501(c)3 non-profit and is Arizona's first and oldest LGBT pride organization not only Arizona, but in the nation. Tucson Pride organizes and promotes the greater Tucson metropolitan areas LGBT pride parade (Pride on Parade) and pride festival (Pride in the Desert) which are currently held at the start of October each year in Tucson, Arizona, to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and their allies.
All members of the Board of Directors for Tucson Pride, as well as its committees, serve on a strictly volunteer basis. No member receives any payment, financial or otherwise, for serving.
ABOUT PRIDE IN THE DESERT
Pride in the Desert is an all-day festival held at Reid Park. Highlights of the festival are local, regional, and national entertainers performing live on our main stage as well as several small stages and dance areas featuring drag shows and other live entertainment. In addition to the multitude of entertainment venues, Pride in the Desert features commercial and non-profit exhibitors, a food court and interactive displays and activities. Every year, our event grows to accommodate an ever-expanding number of vendors, exhibitors, and entertainers.
ABOUT PRIDE ON PARADE
The Pride on Parade will be held on Friday, September 29th down 4th Ave. An after party, at Sky Bar will follow with live music and entertainment.
WHY A PARADE?
Even today, with all of the strides that have been made towards equality, LGBT persons are far too-often pressured into keeping who they are a secret out of fear and shame. The focus of the Pride on Parade is to allow LGBT persons the opportunity to be out and proud about whom they are. To be part of such an event gives hope and strength to those who are struggling with acceptance, helping them to be honest about who they are while working, attending school, or talking with their families and loved ones. Together, we can provide our community with a place to come together and celebrate each other in an environment of safety and respect.
Where the funds go: Through out the year Tucson Pride along side with our sponsors, host a number of events and fundraisers to put on the the best parade and festival. Tucson Pride Spends $65,000 or more to create this wonderful event. This year with any funds left over we are committed to giving back to the community.
Any community member interested in joining the board or becoming a member please feel to send the Board a Letter of Intent to: email@example.com
Tucson Lesbian and Gay Alliance has been very fortunate to have Mr. David Hoffman head up our Branding, Graphic Design, and Marketing for the 2016/2017 Pride year.
Tucson Lesbian and Gay Alliance board meetings are held every month and are open to the public. For more information, please call Tucson Pride at 520-273-8651
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