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Our Story

Born out of a collective need for representation, acceptance, and community support, our journey began in 2023 with a diverse group of passionate individuals who refused to accept the status quo. Faced with the realities of discrimination and marginalization, we united under a common purpose: to create a space where every LGBTQ+ person could live authentically and without fear. With unwavering determination, we embarked on a mission to celebrate diversity, advocate for equality, and uplift our community.

Our goal is to continue to grow and evolve, expanding our reach to include educational workshops, cultural events, and advocacy initiatives. Together, we’ve challenged stereotypes, shattered barriers, and transformed lives. As we look to the future, our commitment remains steadfast: to build a world where love knows no bounds and every individual is embraced for who they are.

Our Pride organization stands as a testament to the power of unity, courage, and unwavering hope. Join us as we march forward, hand in hand, towards a brighter and more inclusive tomorrow.

We Strive to be a Representative Body of the LGBTQ+ Community.

Mission, Vision & Values

Mission: We are a non-profit organization based out of Kettering, OH that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth by offering vital programs, fostering unconditional acceptance, and creating safe spaces for self-expression through leadership, community, support, and advocacy.

Vision: Our vision is a world where every LGBTQ+ individual is celebrated, supported, and empowered to live authentically without fear of discrimination or prejudice.

Values: We are guided by the values of inclusivity, respect, authenticity, and solidarity.  We believe in creating safe spaces where individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities can thrive.

Our Team

Kelley Summers

CEO/Director of Community Engagement

Paige Cheadle

COO/Director of Social Media

Amanda Sanderson

Chief Marketing Officer

Siobhan Brown

Chief Technology Officer/Director of Fundraising

Nedra Havens

Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

Erika Tallet

Director of Operations

Josie DeDominici

Director of Entertainment

Kayla Petty

Assistant Director of Community Engagement/Director of Fundraising