At PRIDE Alliance, it is our mission to serve the LGBTQ+ community at Georgia College and the local community. PRIDE Alliance has three basic goals: to build community, educate our campus about LGBTQ+ life, and promote positive advocacy and activism.
PRIDE Alliance is a student-led organization that appreciates the voices of all of its members. Suggestions, comments, and questions are encouraged by its leaders. PRIDE is designed to bring students together for the greater good of the LGBTQ+ community, and it is a great way to make friends and create positive change in the world. With the support of our fellow organizations on campus devoted to social justice, we are constantly challenging our leaders to strive for equality and progress for all people in their actions, policies, and gestures.
PRIDE also puts heavy emphasis on respecting the privacy and boundaries of its members. Our group has a strict "no outing" policy which means that anything that is said or done during a meeting or an event stays in PRIDE unless it is specifically made clear that you are comfortable with sharing information.
We never ask your sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or gender expression. This information is given voluntarily by members when they are comfortable with sharing it. We also respect the use of neutral pronouns such as "Xe/Sie/Ce/Ey/They" and recognize all identities as valid.
Our on-campus group holds weekly meetings every other Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the HUB (Blackbridge Hall). These meeting are open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members who wish to attend. Meetings are composed of many different events, ranging anywhere from serious discussions, documentary viewings, and guest speakers, to movie nights, water balloon fights, and pizza parties.
Topics discussed in Pride include, but are not limited to: homophobia and transphobia, bullying, protests, marriage equality, gender expression and identity, sexual health, queer people of color, art, history, HIV/AIDS, coming out, importance of community, self-defense, and sexuality.
PRIDE hosts larger events outside of the weekly meetings. In the past we have attended summits, marched at Atlanta PRIDE, run our annual charity drag show, sponsored guest speakers or entertainers, held social events off campus, and sponsored various activities around campus to promote our goals.