Southwest Virginia Pride, Inc. goes beyond being a pride celebration – we are dedicated to giving back to our community. We celebrate pride 365 days a year by actively engaging with and supporting organizations throughout Southwest Virginia.
The SWVA Pride Business Ally Program is committed to creating and promoting LGBTQ+ safe spaces. Businesses and organizations can demonstrate their support by prominently displaying our decal on their storefronts or websites, signaling to the LGBTQ+ community that they are welcome, valued, and assured of a safe environment.
Southwest Virginia Pride, Inc. proudly introduces the "Pride Forward" Mentorship Program, an initiative designed to empower emerging LGBTQ+ organizations. This program offers comprehensive guidance to mentee organizations, covering crucial aspects such as establishing a Board of Directors, navigating the 501c3 application process, obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN), and providing ongoing operational support. Through "Pride Forward," Southwest Virginia Pride aims to foster independence and success within the LGBTQ+ community, sharing our experience and expertise to inspire the growth of Pride organizations. Join us on this journey towards a stronger, more interconnected LGBTQ+ community.