About Us

About Us

Our Mission

Queen City Pride celebrates, unifies and fortifies the LGBTQ+ community of New Hampshire.

At Queen City Pride, we promote the equity, inclusion and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community and allies, and strive to provide a sense of community and general acceptance, as defined by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer population – individually and as a group.  To that end, we encourage the creation of safe, inclusive environmental centering healthy and equitable relationships between the LGBTQ+ community and allies.

Queen City Pride values the dignity and worth of all people and works to create and maintain institutions which fully realize this value.  We value and celebrate the rich cultural and historical heritage of the LGBTQ+ community.  It is our belief that promoting, celebrating and achieving inclusion, diversity and equity is key to the mission and vision of Queen City Pride.


How it All Started

In 2018, Robb Curry and Kyle Davis worked with Mayor Joyce Craig to officially recognize June as Pride month, for the first time, in the City of Manchester.  This was a momentous occasion for the City to embrace the LGBTQ community while recognizing the struggles we have endured and the contributions we have made to making Manchester what it is today.  That day culminated in the first Pride flag raised at City Hall. 

In 2019, we proudly raised the Pride flag above City Hall again and hosted the first Queen City Pride Block Party to celebrate this achievement.

Following from the success of the initial block party, the YWCA of New Hampshire along with Mayor Joyce Craig, Robb & Kyle wanted to do more for the community throughout the year.  Queen City Pride was formed in late 2019 to satisfy these goals.  We are a group of people – both members and allies of the LGBTQ Community –  who joined forces to celebrate Pride by hosting events, activities and meetings throughout the year.

All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.

Harvey Milk

Meet the people behind Queen City Pride

Kyle Davis

Kyle Davis

Co-Founder & Committee Chair
(he, him, his)

Robb Curry

Robb Curry

Co-Founder & City Liaison
(he, him, his)


Scott Cloutier

Scott Cloutier

Marketing & Communications Chair
(he, him, his)

Richella Simard

Richella Simard

Youth Program Chair
(she, her, hers)


Helena Iaquinta

Helena Iaquinta

Festival Co-Coordinator
(she, her, hers)

Yasamin Safarzadeh

Yasamin Safarzadeh

Festival Co-Coordinator
(she, her, hers)


Heath Hooper

Heath Hooper

Entertainment Co-Chair
(he, him, his)

Jonathan Daniels

Jonathan Daniels

Entertainment Co-Chair
(he, him, his)


Steven L. Kidder

Steven L. Kidder

Vendor Coordination Chair
(he, him, his)

Daniel Soucy

Volunteer Coordination Chair
(he, him, his)