“I am Pride: Stonewall 45″ is the theme for the annual Palm Springs Pride Celebration scheduled for November 7-9. The theme helps set the mood and engage the community in the 28th annual celebration and will usher in significant changes to the region’s Pride events.
The two-prong theme was selected to observe the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and reflect on the impact the fight for equality is having on the LGBT community around the world. The Stonewall Riots in New York’s Greenwich Village on June 28, 1969 set off the LGBT civil rights movement. “I am Pride” is an affirmation of an individual’s stance against discrimination and support of equal rights, sexual diversity and gender variance.
Greater Palm Springs Pride has opened the nomination process for the 2014 Coachella Valley Pride Honors Awards. Each year a slate of Honorees are selected for their many contributions to the betterment of the greater LGBT Community. Palm Springs Pride seeks community support to find those most deserving of recognition.
Palm Springs Pride seeks individuals, groups, organizations or businesses that have positively contributed to the LGBT community in numerous ways. long feminist and activist, Ruth Debra; political activist and founder of the Imperial Court System, José Julio Sarria; creator of the rainbow flag, Gilbert Baker; Tom Bianchi, Katherine V. Forrest, Michael Green and Stephen Boyd, Lucy Debardelaben and Gail Christian, Lambda Legal among many others. (photo by Bruce Howell. The 2013 Pride Honors Awards Honorees)
About Pride in the Coachella Valley - Greater Palm Springs Pride (pspride.org) is a non-profit organization founded to promote the public education and awareness of individual rights and civil liberties of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and to promote the history, diversity and future prosperity of the Coachella Valley’s LGBT community. The organization produces the annual Palm Springs Pride Festival, Pride Parade, Block Parties, OUTday PSP, and the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast.
Thank you for making the 27th Anniversary of Pride in Palm Springs a great celebration of equal rights. The largest crowds ever gathered along Palm Canyon Drive to watch the Pride Parade and take part in our community’s call for full equality for all individuals. The official pride events drew record-breaking attendance. Close to 90,000 took part in the weekend celebration of equality and diversity!
We are thankful to our volunteers, sponsors, supporters, advertisers and to you for contributing to our mission of raising awareness and breaking down barriers to equality.
Many have led the way for the LGBT civil rights movement in Coachella Valley and we acknowledge their vision and thank them for making it possible for us to be proud of who we are as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals.
Our collective voice will be heard from the board room to the halls of justice all year long. Thank you for participating in the pride events and giving us that voice.
Thank you for your support of Palm Springs Pride.