Who We Are, What We Do

About Us

Empowering our LGBTQ Community through supportive services and awareness.

The Pride That Has Gotten Us Here

Our Story.

We are a group of people from all walks of life, gathered together to celebrate and embrace you as you are!

Our Vision

Grand Rapids Pride Center aims to be the center of a vibrant and inclusive community that supports all LGBTQ individuals.

Our Mission

Empowering Our LGBTQ Community Through Supportive Services and Awareness.

Our Team

Thomas Pierce, LMSW, MPA

Executive Director, he/him

(616)458-3511 x101 / thomas.pierce@grpride.org

Larry A DeShane Jr

Center Administrator, he/him

(616)458-3511 x102 / larrya.deshanejr@grpride.org

Leslie Boker

Proud To Be Healthy Coordinator, they/them

(616)-458-3511 x104 / leslie.boker@grpride.org

Board of Directors

Tommy Allen

Interim Board President, he/him
tommy.allen@grpride.org

Lucy Dyer-Joswick, M.Y.D

Board Treasurer, she/her
lucy.dyerjoswick@grpride.org

Jennie Mills

Board Secretary, she/her
jennie.mills@grpride.org

Charissa Huang

Board of Directors, she/her
charissa.huang@grpride.org

Jazz McKinney, MA, TLLP

Board of Directors, they/them
jazz.mckinney@grpride.org

COMMUNITY

Support

Our Sponsors are made up of individuals and organizations who want to support our mission. “Empowering our LGBTQ community through supportive services and awareness.” By sponsoring Grand Rapids Pride Center, they help keep the doors open and make a difference in the lives of thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.

 
 

Get Involved

The Grand Rapids Pride Center aims to be at the center of a vibrant and inclusive community that supports all LGBTQ individuals.

The Grand Rapids Pride Center aims to be at the center of a vibrant and inclusive community that supports all LGBTQ individuals.

Join Us at Grand Rapids Pride Festival 2020!

An event that brings allies together to celebrate who you are Proud To Be! Learn More >

  • CENTER HOURS

    MON – THU 10A-6P
    FRI 10A-5P

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