About Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride Inc.
Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride Inc. was founded in 2020 as another step towards uplifting, celebrating, and uniting the LGBTQIA+ communities of Riverside, California and surrounding areas. Riverside, CA, itself, was founded to promote education and culture, so here we are.
Our mission is one of support, community building, activism, education, and consciousness-raising.
No member of our communities is alone. There are so many fellow members and allies here and there and everywhere for you. You are important. Join us in our efforts to show support for our communities. We are strong and we are stronger in numbers. Let us unite and build each other up.
Activism is not new to our communities, but at the time of our founding, Riverside Pride was entering a particularly treacherous time for LGBTQIA+ lives. The then presidential administration had made it very clear that we were to be quiet or erased. This will not be. We will stand up and stay up, at the ward level all the way to the federal level and beyond.
Part of our activist work is education. We aim to educate the people of Riverside and surrounding areas about the rainbow acronym and its infinite diversity.
- What is it we need to know as a community?
- How can we be more inclusive?
- What works needs to be done?
- Which voices most need our collective focus in any given moment?
Through consciousness-raising, our members can come together to answer these questions and many others to help us grow our own awareness.
We are currently a not-for-profit organization. We are working towards becoming a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization to meet these goals for Riverside’s LGBTQIA+ communities.