Our Mission Statement
Pride Durham's Mission is to support and promote LGBT and related organizations across the Durham region. It will be run by volunteers with the objective of providing Durham Region with its own LGBT Pride events. This festival of events has been very successful and steadily growing since it was first set up.
Pride Durham Inc. is a not-for-profit organization and consists of individuals interested in promoting positive images of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Pride Durham Inc. will strive to provide the Durham Region community with various functions throughout the year, to promote and engage in educational, civic and cultural activities in order to enrich the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and the community as a whole. Pride Durham Inc. will work together with it's community partners to achieve and protect common goals.
Pride Durham Inc. will host the Pride Festival and other social events in Durham Region. Pride Durham Inc. celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered (LGBT) and associated people and their achievements throughout our community.
Our Vision statement
Pride Durham Inc. exists to celebrate our culture, commemorate our heritage, educate against homophobia and empower our diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and associated community across Durham Region.
Pride Durham Inc. envisions a community characterized by a strong commitment to universal civil rights; safe communities, workplaces, and schools; stable families; and self-reliant lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
Pride Durham Inc. forsees a time where all people across Durham Region are fully empowered to participate safely, openly, and honestly in society, regardless of gender-identity or sexual orientation. We envision a community solidified by respect and love for our brothers and sisters in and outside of the LGBT community.
Pride Durham Inc. relies on the leadership and energy of its volunteers and the support of its sponsors to make these visions a reality. We strive to foster ongoing community education and sort through a public presence, outreach educational programs, social events and partnering with other organizations to make Durham Region a welcoming place for all of us to call home and raise a family.
(Read our statement regarding police presence at Pride events by clicking HERE)