What Does Pride Mean to You?

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Reclaiming My Pride Gala 2018

“Pride is 365 days of the year to be queer!”Bridgette Victoria Cruz

This year for Pride, we launched “Reclaiming My Pride” to highlight LGBTQ+ artists who demonstrated what Pride means to them through community, creativity and charity.

“I can’t imagine a world without gay people, it would be SO BORING!”Tom Cullis

We asked the 10 finalists to record themselves answering what Pride means to them, and what we got back was nothing short of fabulous.

Take a look at this quick video and get inspired to celebrate Pride all year long.

Now it’s your turn.

“It’s not every day people accept you as you are.”Charles Caldwell

Sound off in the comments below with a video of yourself talking about what Pride means to you!

Whether your trans, gay, bi, lesbian, queer or an ally, Pride is for all of us and we want your story.

“Pride to me is everything.”Logan Benedict

Did you know?

  • 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT.
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10-24.
  • LGB youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth.
  • LGB youth are almost five times as likely to have attempted suicide compared to heterosexual youth.
  • In a national study, 40% of transgender adults reported having made a suicide attempt.


  • http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Durso-Gates-LGBT-Homeless-Youth-Survey-July-2012.pdf
  • CDC, NCIPC. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. (2010) [2013 Aug.1} Available from www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars.
  • CDC. (2016). Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health-Risk Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • James, S.E., Herman, J.L., Rankin, S., Keisling, M., Mottet, L., & Anafi, M. (2016). The Report of the 2015 U.S.
  • Transgender Survey. Washington, DC: National Center for Transgender Equality.

This is why it’s more important than ever for us to be out, loud and proud!

Join the conversation and keep the inspiration going!

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Last modified: June 29, 2018