In the summer of 1995 a group of individuals in the community came together, working with the Organization BABAA, to produce an event geared at reaching the Black Gay Community. It was called the event the “B-Boys Festival.” As the festival grew, so did the audience that it reached.
In 1999 the festival became Saint Louis Black Pride, taking its rightful position in history as the nation’s second oldest Black Pride Organization in the Country. St. Louis Black Pride is a register 501(c)3 Nonprofit organization. Through its many years St. Louis Black Pride has been operating according to its mission to serve as a resource for the Saint Louis Metropolitan Black & Undeserved Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community and be a catalyst for unity and empowerment, and pride.
St. Louis Black Pride's vision is to provide unique programming, designed to instill pride, celebrates unity and embrace diversity within the LGBTQIA community. Working to address issues in the community, building relationship and partnerships to benefit LGBTQIA People of Color, while advocating for justice and equality. Our Goal is to improve the lives of the region. As we continue to take St. Louis Black Pride from a moment to a movement, we operate under the three core values to Engage, Educate, and Empower!