Greater Palm Springs Pride (www.pspride.org) is a nonprofit community enhancement organization founded to promote the public education and awareness of individual rights and civil liberties of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender 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 for since 1986.
The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization fosters Pride in and respect for the LGBT community locally and globally through its programs that include:
Activism and Awareness
We support LGBT civil rights activism and mentorship of other Pride organizations around the world and promote awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals.
Supporting Youth in Our Community
We provide funding to support:
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.
2015 – Outstanding Community Service Leader – Ron deHarte, President Palm Springs Pride - Awarded by Desert Business Association
2012 – Outstanding Community Service Organization – Greater Palm Springs Pride - Awarded by Desert Business Association
The first Pride in Palm Springs was organized in 1986. Billed as Sizzle, the LGBT community to come 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 the Coachella Valley including the Pride parade and two-day festival.
Visibility and Collaboration
Palm Springs Pride represents the interest of the Coachella Valley LGBT community as a member and supporter of the Palm Springs Desert Business Association, Consolidated Associations of Pride, Inc. (CAPI), the International Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Coordinators (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.