Pride Foundation’s work is motivated by the fundamental belief that the humanity of every single person deserves to be recognized, protected, and valued. Our commitment to equity is at the core of this belief. For us, equity is about creating a place where we all belong, where we all can be ourselves, and where we all have opportunities to thrive.
Equity is not only critical to our work—fundamentally, achieving it is our work.
Our work should reflect the breadth of our community
All of our movements for justice are deeply interconnected. LGBTQ+ people hold a whole host of identities that make up who we are. We are people of color, Two-Spirit, youth, elders, people with disabilities, Native American, Alaskan Native, First Nation, women, immigrants, and people of faith. All of our identities together shape our lived experiences and impact the opportunities we have in the world.
Pride Foundation’s work must reflect the dynamic and diverse makeup of our community, and be expansive enough to thoroughly address the dreams, needs, and lives of all members of our community.
Now is the moment for change
Explicitly affirming our commitment to racial equity has never been more critical than in the divisive, polarized, and challenging cultural and political context we find ourselves in now, both nationally and across the globe, which is particularly affecting people of color.
Our racial equity work must expand and deepen to make the kind of impact that will get us closer to the just world that we seek. Lives and livelihoods are at stake, and waiting is not an option.