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Our Mission

Polk Pride is an event dedicated to the awareness and acceptance of the LGBT community in Polk County, Florida. Our mission is to bring unity, equality, and understanding through a variety of activities and services. Polk Pride is an event of the Lakeland Youth Alliance, a 501(c)3 organization.

Our Vision

To create an inspiring and dedicated culture of support across our reach as we aim toward a future of increased empowerment for those in the LGBT community. Polk Pride aspires to be the premier platform for education and entertainment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals as well as their friends, families, and allies. We seek to unite the people of Polk County in an effort to promote the history, diversity, and future prosperity of the Polk County LGBT community.

Board Members

Scott Guira

Kerri McCoy
Vice President

Nick Sotolongo

Dustin Shay

Patrick Patterson

Megan Hawkes

Kristine Lally

Austin Briggs

Ed Torres

Gina Bullock