Channel Visibility Into Impact
To unite, educate, commemorate, and celebrate the diverse LGBTQIA+ community in Riverside, California and surrounding areas. We aim to be the most visible LGBTQIA+ organization in the area, and be a beacon of hope, joy, and support for our community.
To achieve our mission …
- We hold public events, headlined by our annual festival in downtown Riverside, to create safer and joyous spaces, to educate and raise visibility of our community.
- We show up to events by other local organizations to support them with our presence and resources, and further raise visibility of our community.
- We serve as a beacon for community members in need and connect them to resources that help them cope and thrive.
- We foster an alliance of local LGBTQIA+ community programs and nonprofits to uplift each other.
- We give back and participate in local programs that directly improve our local community, such as regular street cleaning.
We are a completely volunteer-directed organization, including our Board of Directors. We are a registered Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation with the State of California, and federally registered 501(c)(3) public charity with IRS. Direct donations are tax deductible in most cases.
What We Do
Riverside Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Pride Inc. (Or Riverside Pride, Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride Inc for short) is hard at work improving life for the LGBTQIA+ communities in the Inland Empire. Here's a few things we're up to lately.
Follow us on social media @RiversideLGBTQ everywhere to stay up-to-date.
Our biggest project for 2022 is creating a unique and engaging PRIDE event for the Inland Empire – Riverside's Inland Empire Pride festival will be at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on September 4th, 2022 – Labor Day Weekend!
Safer Spaces & Community
We're creating events and safer spaces for the community to come together and socialize. Check out our events calendar for examples of what we do on a regular basis!
Support For Our Neighbors & Community
We've been working on a network of community organizations and a platform to direct those in need to life-changing resources. Eventually, we want to be an organization known to have answers when people need them most. We advertise, attend, and support events from our non-profit peers in the Inland Empire.
We've been working to organize our volunteers for community service events in our community. Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride has adopted a section of Merill Ave in Riverside. We began our bi-monthly street cleaning in July 2022.
What's Around The Corner?
We're working on several programs for our future too! Some of the things we've got in the works include various outreach programs, a LGBTQ+ business support program, artistic projects that improve the visibility of LGBTQ+ community members, more programs to support our non-profit community and more. Join us?