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VA 24014 Roanoke
The gay pride celebration is also known by the name” The Pride in the Park festival”. It was first incepted in the year 1989. It is in fact one of the largest gay gathering and gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender event in Western Virginia. The pride event has been held on an annual basis since its initial inception in the year 1989. Roanoke Pride, Inc. is the organizers for this festival. It is a non profit organization which works for the rights of the gay people. It is an all volunteer organization and conducts its works with the help of dedicated volunteers. Roanoke Pride uses all the donations to fund various activities, including Pride in the Park.
Notably donations from the proceeds which have been made to various LGBT organizations are used to host LGBT events with famous and local talent. During the Roanoke Pride event the Lambda Service Award meant for outstanding individual achievement is given. The other award given is the Community Service Award which is meant for outstanding achievement of an organization. These annual awards are given every year to the deserving community members and groups that are nominated by the very public that they serve.
The members of Roanoke Pride, Inc. meet every 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm, in the Community Room of the MCC of the Blue Ridge, 806 Jamison Ave. SE. Roanoke VA. In fact the Roanoke Pride, Inc. is the guiding force behind the season-long lasting series of activities and events Known collectively as Pride. The centre piece of our Pride celebration is the Festival "Pride in the Park". Since its inception in 1989, this gathering is the largest event GLBTQA in south-western Virginia.