InterPride brings together Pride networks and individual Pride organizations around the world.
InterPride is the international organization that advances the Pride movement by coordinating with global partners that share our values.
We are uniquely suited to carry out our work because InterPride:
- Works with and supports the visibility and development of Pride networks around the world, thereby contributing to the presence and influence of Pride efforts at regional and local levels.
- Gathers regional Pride platforms dedicated to producing Pride events for diverse global SOGIESC (Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Expressions, and Sex Characteristics) communities to learn and grow with each other.
- Manages, supports, and awards WorldPride™, global grant programs, and related initiatives.
In 1982, the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Pride Coordinators was formed in Boston, USA, with an initial membership of six USA Pride organizers. Over time membership has grown to include Pride organizers around the world, becoming InterPride in 1999. In 2021, membership totaled over 300 organizations from more than 60 countries. This growth has been matched by increasing diversity of membership. Since 2015, non-North American members have grown from 21% to 49%. This trend primarily reflects increased participation from Oceania and Global South (Africa, Asia, and South America).
The Pride movement continues to evolve. Pride has gained a presence in locations where it was previously absent or under-developed. There has also been significant growth in structures that gather Pride organizers together at a national or international level (known as Pride Platforms). This trend has created opportunities for InterPride to identify ways to better leverage regional knowledge to advance the rights of SOGIESC communities.