The Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade is, of course, our largest and most visible program. However, Pride Northwest is active year-round!
Pride Northwest hosts a week-long series of Pride events every June, capped off by the Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade, one of the largest Pride celebrations on the West Coast!
Each year, Pride Northwest supports a variety of community organizations and efforts. Support includes the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court, the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund (Peacock in the Park), and community Pride celebrations around the region. In addition, we support the annual Oregon Queer Students of Color Conference, the Queer Youth Summit, Q Center, the Equi Institute, incarcerated LGBTQ+ youth, and more!
lgbtq+ youth community
Pride Northwest believes strongly, not only in the amazing talent and potential of our queer youth, but also in our responsibility to support, mentor, and celebrate them as well! Among various efforts, Pride Northwest strives to build bridges between LGBTQ+ generations, support and uplift incarcerated LGBTQ+ young people, as well collaborate with a variety of organizations and agencies around the region who serve our youth.
George t. nicola LGBTQ+ history
In partnership with GLAPN and other LGBTQ+ community historians, Pride Northwest launched the George Nicola LGBTQ+ History Fellowship in 2018. Named in honor of Portland LGBTQ+ community historian George Nicola, the Fellowship fosters research and preservation of LGBTQ+ history through financial support and mentorship of LGBTQ+ and allied historians in Oregon.