United Against Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

As LGBTQ+ organizations in West Michigan, we stand united in opposition to the nearly 400 pieces of anti-LGBTQ+ and specifically anti-transgender legislation introduced across this nation.  We fight for a country that is inclusive, equitable, and respectful of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. These bills seek to use […]

Reproductive Health

We are angry, disappointed, and devastated by the Supreme Court’s decision today to overturn Roe v. Wade. We believe that all people have the right to access sexual and reproductive health care, and have a right to their own bodily autonomy. We condemn all attempts to deny people that access. While our staff, board, and […]

Justice for Patrick Lyoya

Call for Justice for Patrick Lyoya The Crisis  Last week our city witnessed the menacing legacy of racism in the U.S. as a local Black man was killed at the hands of a Grand Rapids Police Officer. His name was Patrick Lyoya and he was only 26 years old.  Patrick was so much more than […]

Change in Leadership

Dear Grand Rapids Pride Center Community,    It is with appreciation, yet sadness, that we announce Thomas Pierce has stepped down from his role as Executive Director of Grand Rapids Pride Center on October 12, 2020. During Thomas’s tenure at GRPC, he was instrumental in growing our support groups, increasing our capacity to serve, and […]


As Grand Rapids’ LGBTQ+ community center, the Grand Rapids Pride Center has dedicated itself to creating an inclusive community for queer folk and recognize that queerness intersects across diverse dimensions. We must callout how deeply-embedded racist structures, systems of power, and inequity have particularly impacted Black people. We’re deeply saddened and outraged at the deaths […]

Wellness In The Time Of Corona

The Ring Theory of Venting suggests that a person experiencing trauma or hard times should vent to and lean on their immediate supporters or caregivers, and those supports then vent to their own, less affected support team. Comfort inward, dumping outward — except if every person in the world is experiencing the same crisis in […]

Grand Rapids Pride Center Closed Until April 13

In accordance with the state mandate, the Grand Rapids Pride Center will be closed until Monday, April 13. Our team has been working diligently to bring services to our LGBTQ+ community through a virtual format. Click here to view virtual support options available. This is a tough time for our entire community. Our team at […]

Personal Care Products Available for the Community

In need of personal care products like toothpaste, deodorant or menstrual hygiene products? Warmer coats, lap blankets, scarfs, socks or heck even crayons for the kiddos? We got em for ya! If you or someone you know is in need, please stop by the Center today from 2 to 4 and we will make up […]

GR Pride Closed Notice

In the interest of public safety, the Grand Rapids Pride Center will be closed until Monday, April 5th in response to local and state guidelines in regards to COVID-19. (616) 458-3511 info@grpride.org Beginning Monday, March 23rd, our entire staff will be working remotely. We’re excited to launch our Virtual Queer Services on Monday, stay tuned! […]

Grand Rapids Pride Center response to COVID-19

As our community is responding to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Grand Rapids Pride Center (GRPC) is committed to the health and safety of LGBTQ+ individuals and our community as a whole. We recognize that those we serve may be at a higher risk of infection due to multiple risk factors, including age […]