Opposing Genocide

To our 2-SLGBTQ+ community, The Grand Rapids Pride Center is committed to confronting systems of oppression and the violence that succeeds it on a local, national, and global level. We call for an end to both the genocide and the settler-colonial occupation through a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, standing in solidarity with our global 2-SLGBTQ+ […]

Statement on Nex Benedict

Statement – Death of Nex Benedict Equality Michigan, Grand Rapids Pride Center, Great Lakes Bay Pride, Outcenter Southwest Michigan, the SJ Call-In Coalition, and Stand with Trans jointly issue this statement in response to the tragic death of the Indigenous, 16-year-old, Two-Spirit and non-binary student, Nex Benedict, in Oklahoma. Nex suffered severe head injuries from […]

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 […]

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 […]


As Grand Rapids’ LGBTQ+ community center, the https://grpride.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/GRPride_Rally-5.png 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 of George Floyd, […]

Change in Leadership

Dear https://grpride.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/GRPride_Rally-5.png Community,    It is with appreciation, yet sadness, that we announce Thomas Pierce has stepped down from his role as Executive Director of https://grpride.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/GRPride_Rally-5.png on October 12, 2020. During Thomas’s tenure at GRPC, he was instrumental in growing our support groups, increasing our capacity to serve, and producing one of the most successful […]

Grand Rapids Pride Center Closed Until April 13

In accordance with the state mandate, the https://grpride.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/GRPride_Rally-5.png 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 GRPC want you […]

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 […]

Grand Rapids Pride Center response to COVID-19

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As our community is responding to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the https://grpride.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/GRPride_Rally-5.png (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 and compromised immune […]

GR Pride Closed Notice

In the interest of public safety, the https://grpride.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/GRPride_Rally-5.png 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! Thank you for […]