The Pride Committee of North Carolina's mission statement
reflects the fact that despite many social, political and economic
gains that have been made by individuals and institutions in
various LGBT communities throughout North Carolina, much work
still needs to be done. At the same time, however, we understand
the need to celebrate our victories and accomplishments.
Our mission is:
to promote unity and visibility among lesbians, gay men,
bisexual and transgendered people
to promote a positive image through programs and public
activities that foster an awareness of our past struggles
to be recognized as an important and talented sector of
our diverse state.
to support and encourage HIV/AIDS education, breast cancer
awareness and basic health education
"Pride: self-respect, self-esteem and gratification arising from
association with something laudable."
Pride is what we have in
ourselves, and like so many things in life, becomes more
meaningful when shared, and when enjoyed in the company of others.
NCPrideFest will be a place to talk about how LGBT
communities can work for social justice and join together in a
festive, celebratory space. Inclusiveness and acceptance are the
real gifts that we give to one another when we participate.
Through our participation, we share a part of ourselves. Please
respond to our calls for volunteers - get involved!
The Pride Committee of North Carolina, Inc. receives 100% of its funding from advertising revenue. All of our events are free to the public. We operate with a non-paid, part-time, volunteer staff.
As our community, in all of its diverse glory, steps forward in unison
to continue the proud tradition of North Carolina Pride. As the spirit
of cooperation reaches new heights and as groups of individuals create
an enormous "home team," where teamwork truly takes center stage. It is
important to remember that the goal that we pursue, the "victory" that
we strive for, the ideal that we hope to achieve may seem elusive at times,
but is the very heart of our event.
It is the victory of human tolerance and understanding over the boundaries
of race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation.
With the above being "a given," we must now turn our attention to what is
really important and what is the true measure of success: Taking part. The
intrinsic value that we obtain, as a result of being an active participant
in this celebration of community is priceless. Inclusiveness and acceptance
are the real gifts that we give to one another when we participate. Through
our participation, we share a part of ourselves.
For all enquiries about NC Pride, please e-mail:
|or send correspondence to:
|The Pride Committee of North Carolina
P. O. Box 466
Durham, NC 27702