About Us

Empowering our LGBTQ Community through supportive services and awareness since 1988.

The Pride That Has Gotten Us Here

Our Story.

Our Mission

Empowering Our LGBTQ Community Through Supportive Services and Awareness.

Our Vision

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

Our Team

Jazz McKinney, MA, TLLP, they/them

Interim Center Program Manager
(616)458-3511 / jazz.mckinney@grpride.org

Thomas Pierce, LMSW, MPA, he/him

Executive Director

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

Leslie Boker, they/them

Proud To Be Healthy Coordinator

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

Board of Directors

Tommy Allen, he/him

Board President

Devin Rittenhouse, he/him

Board Vice President

Charissa Huang, she/her

Board Treasurer

Lucy Dyer-Joswick, M.Y.D, she/her

Board Secretary

Anne Hertl, she/her

Board of Directors, she/her

Regina Salmi, she/her

Board of Directors, she/her



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.