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pride frisco festival 2023

Thank you to EVERYONE who made

Pride Frisco Festival 2023

a SAFE, LOVING, and AFFIRMING HOME

for our LGBTQIA+ community.

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Support Our Work

Pride Frisco is the first and only 501(c)3 nonprofit resource organization in Frisco, Texas, that supports LGBTQIA+ individuals through inclusive and affirming social and educational events, scholarships, professional resources, and strategic partnerships with supportive organizations.

 

Our vision is to establish a Pride Center that provides life-saving resources and resource-coordination for the LGBTQIA+ community in Frisco and North Texas by connecting people with trusted resources to address the emergent and sustaining needs of the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

Sustain our work by making a one-time or recurring financial contribution by texting PRIDEFRISCO to 53-555 or clicking on the button below. Thank you so much for supporting your LGBTQIA+ community.

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Joy, Resistance, Action

Mandy Giles, Founder

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Love & Pride

Liz Dyer, Founder

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See captured moments of our beautifully vibrant, diverse LGBTQIA+ community of Frisco and North Texas, replete with JOY, LOVE, and COMMUNITY. In a word--PRIDE!

For those who could attend and those who could not:

  • We SEE you!

  • We LOVE you!!

  • We CELEBRATE you!!!

You are HOME at Pride Frisco.

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Photo Highlights

a message from our partner
the WNBA Dallas Wings

Natasha Howard

  • 3x WNBA champion (2017, 2018, 2020)

  • 2x WNBA All-Star (2019, 2022)

  • WNBA Defensive Player of the Year (2019)

  • 2x WNBA All-Defensive First Team (2018, 2019)

  • 2x First-team All-ACC (2013, 2014)

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Messages from our Friends

Pride Frisco is about lifting up and sharing voices from all walks of life from our LGBTQIA+ community, friends, and family members who choose us -- just as we are, without condition and with total affirmation! At Pride Frisco, you BELONG. We love you. We celebrate YOU!

– Pride Frisco Festival 2023 Organizers

Keynote Speakers

LGBTQIA+ people need fierce advocates who are unafraid to journey shoulder-to-shoulder with us every day, motivated by a deep and abiding love for our community. Each of our keynote speakers is a mom-warrior who is changing the world so that LGBTQIA+ communities everywhere can thrive. I am thrilled for parents of LGBTQIA+ youth in Frisco and the Dallas-Fort Worth area to hear their stories and know that they are not alone.

– Jon Culpepper, Co-Founder & Board VP and Treasurer, Pride Frisco

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Mandy Giles

Pride is about truth, joy, and community, and I can’t wait to experience it all at the Pride Frisco Festival this year! It’s a huge honor to be a keynote speaker, and in my work supporting transgender kids and their families, I know how important it is to be loud for those who can’t speak out and to be visible for those who have to stay hidden, especially in Texas. Pride is a celebration, but it’s also a reminder to allies to be active in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality and to push back against hatred, discrimination, and violence. Joy is an act of resistance, and I can’t wait to meet all the joyful parents of queer kids at Pride Frisco!

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Liz Dyer

I'm so excited and honored to be a part of Pride Frisco this year. As a proud mom of a gay son, Pride events are especially meaningful to me. In addition to being a time to wholeheartedly celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, Pride is also an opportunity for me to reflect on the hardships LGBTQ+ people have endured over the years, remember all they have overcome and achieved, and recognize and recommit to the work that still needs to be done so all LGBTQ+ people can live as their true self without hesitation or fear.

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Sara Cunningham

Founder, Free Mom Hugs

My hope is that my story and presence would give parents reason to search the LGBTQ matter out, because when we do, we find our LGBTQ family and friends are a gift to this world worth celebrating. And to my fellow allies, let us be found strong and faithful. Pride means we don't have to hide anymore. Shine Bright.

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THANK YOU

Thank you to our SPONSORS whose generous financial and in-kind contributions make possible PRIDE FRISCO FESTIVAL 2023!

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