about pride 1

Pride 1 is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2007 to bring unity to or­ganizations and businesses in the Greater Baton Rouge Area, holding an annual Pride Week for the past ten years. Our mission includes a belief that community pride should not be centered around one day, but that it should last throughout the entire year.


Pride 1 sponsors a multitude of benefits including a variety of AIDS Awareness events and several charity events in partnership with Louisiana State University. Pride 1 has also hosted a wide variety of community events including film festivals, awards shows, fundraisers, banquets, and art shows.


Every year Pride 1 hosts “Pride Week” to give the community a solid week of events. During this time, our goal is to host an event for community members of all ages and interests. These events include Game Days, Bar and Nightclub celebrations, Field Days, Dinners, Award Ceremonies, Community Fund Raisers, Banquets/Balls and more.