Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Non-Profit Spotlight: Heritage of Pride / NYC Pride

Heritage of Pride

Heritage of Pride (HOP) is a nonprofit organization that plans and produces New York City’s official LGBT Pride (NYC Pride) events each year to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969 — the beginning of the modern Gay Rights movement.

The Mission:
“Heritage of Pride works toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBT Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community.”

Heritage of Pride is a founding member of the International Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Coordinators known as InterPride, a nonprofit organization that provides support to over 180 groups that plan Pride events around the world. While Madrid is host to World Pride 2017. A special World Pride will take place in NYC to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Since 1984 HOP/ NYCPride have produced what is now a worldwide celebration of the Gay Rights Movement. Originally 5 events defined PRIDE Week. Today there are many event from which to choose. PRIDE week gets off to a great start at the Annual NYC Pride Luminaries Brunch, Family Movie Night Event, Female Centric Events, Male Centric Events, VIP Rooftop Party, and PRIDEFEST Event.

This year NYCPride will host its inaugural 3-day LGBTQ cultural experience Pride Island which will be kicked off by divas Deborah Cox and Patti LaBelle alongside DJ Lina.

Community volunteers: 
NYC Pride doesn’t happen without your help and the help of people like you. That’s why Heritage of Pride offers many different opportunities for individual and organizational participation. Whether you’d like to volunteer your time to help work an event or if you’re a business or nonprofit that wants to show your support, NYCPride needs you. To learn more about the various ways in which to lend a hand check out NYC Pride.

Community grants: 
Every year, NYC Pride awards thousands of dollars in grant money to LGBT-friendly and LGBT-serving organizations. The grants are working grants, which means that to receive the grant money, members or volunteers from your organization must perform specific job duties, as a group, at our NYC Pride events. Grants are awarded in amounts from $1,000 to $3,000, depending on the job type. To learn more about this opportunity check out NYC Pride Community Grants. 

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Written by Ingrid Galvez,
Chair, Diversity & Inclusion and Programming,

Organizational Development Consultant, 
Strategic Remedy Group

Strategic Remedy Group is a certified LGBTBE focused on cultivating collaborative communities to propel business success.

1 comment:

  1. I happened to be lucky that my friend couldn't find a date for an event so he generously took me with him, which happened to be one of the best experience for me in recent times. I was lucky enough to see this event space Chicago. If you get a chance to check this out please do so.