INAUGURAL PRIDE FESTIVAL
The mission of Akron Pride in to unify and affirm the LGBTQ community and allies in celebrating our diversity and recognizing our likeness. We will promote acceptance of all individuals by defending human equity.
"We came together, strong, unified for the purpose of uniting the LGBTQ community for one day of celebration. With many obstacles and challenges ahead of us, we are willing to take risks and ask questions. With allies in tow, every person in this endeavor is helping to write history in this small city of Akron, Ohio. Every city in every state, no matter how big or small, should own their pride - strong, united, untethered! When there are many that say 'no' there is one to say 'yes' - 'yes, we can!' Small city, big heart!"
- D. Lottman-Cruise, President & Founder
UPDATES FOR 2017
STEP OFF WITH AKRON PRIDE 2017 - Registration for the March is now open! Join us for Akron's first Equality March to kick off the festival and celebration!
Holiday Inn Akron West-Fairlawn has partnered with Akron Pride to provide discounted rates for the event! Just a short 5 miles from Hardesty Park, book your room here today!
We are happy to announce REVIVAL and Gypsy Grace & The Vintage Goat as sponsors of Akron Pride 2017! Show your support and get your official Pride t-shirts at either location today - All proceeds to benefit Akron Pride.
REVIVAL - 822 W. Market St. in Highland Square
Gypsy Grace & The Vintage Goat - 451 W. Market St. across from Circle K
Akron Pride 2017 wouldn't be possible without your support. Please consider donating below!