The Pride Center of Maryland Announces the Dates and Theme of PRIDE 2024
Baltimore, MD – January 23, 2024 - The Pride Center of Maryland (PCOM), the state's oldest and primary source for guidance, education, cultural competency, and services to improve the quality of life, especially for LGBTQ+/SGL (same-gender-loving) youth, adults, elders, and allies of all backgrounds is excited to announce that PRIDE 2024 will be happening June 10 - June 16. This year's theme is Power of the Past, Force of the Future. PCOM wants to embrace all the gains of the past, but also continue the work of advocating for equity, justice, and safe access to well-being and protection for diverse communities. We invite the community to save the dates - June 10 - June 16 to engage with all things PRIDE 2024.
Cleo Manago, Chief Executive Officer of PCOM, has this to say about PRIDE 2024, "We are proud and enthusiastic about how much Baltimore Pride has grown and the clear value this great event has for a very diverse community. Despite pouring rain, 2023 brought out the largest number of participants ever. We expect 2024 to be even bigger with all the exciting new things we have in store. See you there!"
PRIDE 2024 is for everyone. There will be activities, entertainment, and resources for all. Also, PRIDE 2024 will include many satellite events leading up to our celebration that will engage, inform, and entertain our celebrants. We encourage people to start engaging with PRIDE 2024 now by choosing to volunteer, serve on one of our planning committees, and/or sponsoring the event. Information on volunteer, committee membership, and sponsorship opportunities can be found at www.baltimorepride.org.
Tramour Wilson, Senior Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement, has this to say about the importance of supporting PRIDE 2024,” Volunteering and sponsoring events like Baltimore Pride 2024 isn’t just a gesture of support; it’s a commitment to fostering a community where diversity is celebrated, inclusivity is championed, and the bonds of unity grow stronger. To volunteer and sponsor Baltimore Pride 2024 means to embody the strength derived from our collective history and the momentum needed to shape a more inclusive future."
Wilson continued, "Volunteering represents the enduring force of community engagement, where every action, no matter how small, contributes to the powerful legacy of change. Sponsoring this event amplifies our dedication to fostering a future where diversity is celebrated and embraced. Together, through our active participation and financial support, we unleash the transformative force that will carry the legacy of pride and acceptance into the future, making a lasting impact on the LGBTQ+/SGL community and beyond."
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PRIDE 2024 - Power of the Past, Force of the Future - June 10 - June 16
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About The Pride Center of Maryland
The Pride Center of Maryland (PCOM) is the state's oldest and primary source for guidance, education, cultural competency, and services to improve quality of life, especially for LGBTQ+/SGL (same-gender-loving) youth, adults, elders, and allies of all backgrounds, ethnicities, perspectives, genders, sexualities, and cultures.
Through youth development, mental health, violence prevention, support services, and trauma-informed care programs, PCOM advocates for equity, justice, and safe access to well-being and protection while building bridges and understanding between diverse communities. Learn more about PCOM at www.pridecentermd.org.