Queen City Pride’s mission is to celebrate, unify and promote the LGBTQ+ community of New Hampshire through social engagement, public awareness, educational campaigns, and events.
Queen City Pride supports and advocates for the inclusion, equity and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community, and its allies, in the Greater Manchester Area. Fostering the creation of safe spaces; hosting an annual pride celebration; partnering with local advocacy groups that address the challenges and issues facing the queer community; and providing a voice for youth, transgender, BIPOC and other underserved populations.
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