Greater Palm Springs Pride* ( is a nonprofit community enhancement organization founded to promote public education and awareness of individual rights and civil liberties of the LGBTQ community and to promote the history, diversity, and future prosperity of the Greater Palm Springs LGBTQ community. 

We work to create a region where LGBTQ people thrive. We support the most marginalized, advocate for equality and justice, and work to build a culturally rich LGBTQ community.

Serving as an advocate for equality and diversity in Coachella Valley since 1986.

The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization fosters Pride in and respect for the LGBTQ community locally and globally through its programs that include:

Activism and Awareness

We support LGBTQ civil rights activism and mentorship of other Pride organizations around the world and promote awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals.

Community Service

Supporting Youth in Our Community

We provide funding to:

Our work is only possible because of the generosity of people like you.  Thank you for stepping forward as a leader in the fight to break down the barriers of discrimination, hatred, and bullying. 

Together we will sow the seeds of equality and social justice for all.

Our History

The first Pride in Palm Springs was organized in 1986.  Billed as Sizzle, the LGBTQ community came together for an evening of celebration.  The Pride organization commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion on New York City’s Christopher Street by raising awareness for equal rights for all individuals. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was incorporated in 1997 and today brings together the skills, talents, and vision of our diverse community to produce a variety of programs in the Coachella Valley including the Pride parade and multi-day festival.

Visibility and Collaboration

Palm Springs Pride represents the interest of the Coachella Valley LGBTQ community as a member and supporter of the Palm Springs Desert Business Association, United States Association of Prides, Consolidated Associations of Pride, Inc. (CAPI), the International Association Pride Organizers (InterPride), the International Festival and Events Association, the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), the Transgender Law Center, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the American Civil Liberties Union, Equality California, the Human Rights Commission and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

*  “GREATER PALM SPRINGS PRIDE,” “PALM SPRINGS PRIDE,” and “GREATER PALM SPRINGS PRIDE and design” trademarks are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.