Our mission and vision
Our mission is to prevent suicide and homelessness in the LGBTQ+ community. We do that in two ways:
- We empower parents of LGBTQ+ youth to ensure the success of our next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders.
- We provide ways to increase LGBTQ+ visibility and success through publishing and speaking.
Our vision is for every LGBTQ+ individual to be heard, housed, and mentally healthy.Make our vision a reality!
After an entire lifetime of not feeling heard by family and everyone else around me that my feelings/relationships/experiences are not important or legitimate, it's pretty empowering and totally wild that I'm being PAID for people to listen to me speak.
- Amy P., Keynote Queers program alum
The thing I love most about this film, is that even though it's raw and intense, it's also very hopeful and beautifully validating for our entire community. Viewing it is a pivotal experience for every audience member.
- Elena Joy, featured survivor
Attending Pride & Joy Parents events has been pivotal in my relationship with my LGBTQ+ teen. I've learned how to move from ally to advocate. I've also felt less alone in this journey. Living in a rural area, the virtual format works perfectly for me.