Phoenix Pride, founded in 1981, was established primarily for charitable, educational and social purposes. The main purpose of Phoenix Pride is to promote unity, visibility, and self-esteem among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer persons; and to promote a positive image in the Valley of the Sun and throughout Arizona through community activities and services.
Phoenix Pride is dedicated to the continuous development of programs and building community partnerships to benefit the Arizona LGBTQ community, along with its community of Allies. Phoenix Pride’s programming includes producing the 2 largest LGBTQ cultural celebrations in Arizona. Phoenix Pride is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.