About Us

Welcome to Pride Houston, the heart of our vibrant and diverse LGBTQ+ community in the city. We stand as a beacon of hope, resilience, and celebration, committed to our mission and dedicated to addressing challenges with strength, grace, and unwavering leadership.
Pride Houston Is Here to Stay – 365 Days a Year

Our Mission Is to Promote Equality​

Historically, Pride Houston is a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit that has organized the official Houston LGBT Pride Celebration® which includes the Houston Pride Festival® and Houston Pride Parade® every year in Montrose or downtown Houston promoting public awareness of the need for diversity and equal rights in our community as well as to commemorate and celebrate the history of the gay, lesbian, trans and queer community.  We aim to celebrate this cause not only in June but all year round.

We will continue to strive to promote equality and inclusion through celebration and plan for numerous LGBTQIA+ events all year long to support our community.

Full transparency coupled with a goal of celebrating Houston’s LGBTQIA+ community year-round, raising critical funds for youth scholarships, and offering ongoing health and wellness education takes time. 

And it equals a 365 days-a-year commitment.

Resilience in the Face of Challenges
The past year has been marked by unique challenges, including a global pandemic and addressing allegations against a former executive director through legal channels. These trials tested our resilience but couldn’t extinguish our spirit. Our commitment to our mission and community remains unwavering.
President Kendra Walker and the Pride Houston Board of Directors
At the helm of this extraordinary journey stands Pride Houston’s President, Kendra Walker, alongside a formidable team of Directors: Wendy Taylor, Austin Dexter Williams, Rain Scott, Jason Gallegos, Cristina Martinez, Shannon B. Baldwin, and Annie Godley. Kendra’s dedication, leadership, and personal sacrifices have been instrumental in steering us through tumultuous times, upholding the Pride Houston legacy.
A Glance at Our Achievements
The past year has seen remarkable progress under Kendra’s leadership. We’ve achieved significant strides in financial recovery, growth, and community initiatives, setting the stage for a brighter future.
Open Registration for Pride Festival 2024
As we celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month, we are thrilled to announce the open registration for the Houston Pride Festival and Houston Pride Parade in 2024, commencing on October 23, 2023. Early registration ensures next year’s celebration will shine even more spectacularly.
Affirming Our Legacy
Pride Houston boasts a 46-year history, ranking as the third-largest pride event in the United States and among the top 20 internationally. This legacy stands as a testament to our dedication and commitment to the LGBTQ+ community.

Embracing a Bright Future

As we look ahead, Pride Houston remains committed to transparent communication, accountability, and ensuring our organization and mission shine brightly, untarnished for all to see. Our primary goal is to provide effective support, meet your needs, and continue making a positive impact on our community.
A Message from Kendra Walker, President:
“I am honored to lead Pride Houston during this challenging but transformative time. Our resilience and dedication to our LGBTQ+ community have been unwavering. We are excited about the future, and our commitment to transparency and inclusivity remains our top priority. Together, we will continue to shine brighter and stronger than ever.” Join us in this journey as we celebrate our heritage, build our future, and shine as a beacon of hope for all.