Mission: Phoenix pride unites, educates, and engages people to support and empower the lgbtq community and our allies.
Programs: The 37th annual 2-day phoenix pride festival continued to be a gathering created to educate the public about the existence, and continuing civil rights battle, of the metropolitan phoenix lgbtq community, as well as for the general public to celebrate the existence of its lgbtq community. The festival had approximately 37,000 attendees and presented over 300 exhibitors and over 150 entertainment performances on 6 stages. Participation by government officials, government services, private corporations, and celebrities continued to make the general public aware of their support for a prosperous lgbtq community.
this years 21st annual phoenix pride parade brought together over 135 diverse parade entries 3,000 individual participants from the metropolitan phoenix area and beyond to approximately 12,000 spectators from the general public. Participants included local, regional, and national lgbtq and lgbtq-friendly individuals and organizations from the non-profit, private, and public sectors. Participation by government officials, government services, private corporations, and celebrities continued to make spectators and the general public aware of their support for a prosperous lgbtq community.
festival program fees helped to fund over 54,000 in phoenix pride partnership grants for local non-profit organizations. An additional almost 39,000. 00 in program funding went to the phoenix pride scholarship fund, administered through the arizona community foundation, from which seven 7 5,000 college scholarships were awarded to local lgbtq student applicants, totaling 35,000.