Metro Weekly

Letter from the Youth Pride Alliance Board of Directors

Welcome to the 14th Annual Youth Pride Day!

For over a decade we have been honored to host one of the few pride festivals dedicated to celebrating the dignity and courage of all young people in our nation. As you look across the park during Youth Pride Day you will see leaders, performers, educators, activists and youth all connected by the pride we take in fostering a community that provides for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Ally youth empowerment.

As an all-volunteer organization it would not be possible for us to host this event without the overwhelming support of the individuals, organizations, and community sponsors who have donated time, money, and energy to create Youth Pride Day. We cannot say “thank you” enough. To the volunteers, performers, and speakers, your words, guidance and commitment are undeniably vital to this special event. And finally, to the community and to all who show up, you are who we are inspired by and who this day is truly dedicated to.

We hope you take this day as an opportunity not only to dance, learn, play games, listen to speakers, and watch performances, but to also reflect on the inspiration young people provide each other and the community. We are proud to serve you and hope that you are proud of yourselves.

With Pride,

The Youth Pride Alliance Board of Directors

Margaret Albamonte
Roscoe Boyd
Nikisha Carpenter
Sharon Greenbaum
José Ramirez

For more information about our organization or to learn how to get involved, please visit our website at