It is easier to reach our potential when we learn the value of including others in our quest.
— John Wooden

PRIDE of SWLA is an organization devoted to the pursuit of equality and recognition of the LGBTQ citizens of Southwest Louisiana, serving an area of five parishes. This organization strives to make the LGBTQ and allied community feel appreciated while educating the public at large on LGBTQ issues. PRIDE of SWLA believes in rights for every person, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We work for these interests through active community participation and regular events throughout the year leading up to a community festival event each Memorial Day Weekend.

The events sponsored by the PRIDE of SWLA aim to be inclusive while broadcasting the beauty and diversity that is the LGBTQ community and its allies. Family-fun celebrations are always at the forefront of achieving this goal. 

Photo Source:  Kelly Caminero

Photo Source: Kelly Caminero