Pittsburgh Black Pride is one of the oldest Pride Celebration in the country that serves the needs of LGBTQIA community members of color.  While it is important to acknowledge the struggle of all LGBTQIA people in our society today, people of color are particularly impacted by long-standing structural barriers such as racism, poverty, underrepresented, and stigma which greatly contribute to a number of negative health outcomes.  Being both a sexual and racial minority within the greater society comes with a heavy burden. Allowing individuals who may feel underrepresented and under served to make a contribution to the broader LGBTQIA community by expressing their culture through celebration, helps to validate a constructive place within the whole of the LGBTQIA community.  Moreover, planning and attending the Pittsburgh Black Pride celebration empowers LGBTQIA community members of color as well as supporters to be greater than any single or collective barrier that may hold them back.
Building unity, understanding, and self esteem in the LGBTQIA black, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gendered, Queer, Intersex and Asexual community.
To provide a safe and family oriented environment for the black community.