Heartland Pride began as a task force in the fall of 2010. Today, Heartland Pride (United inPride) is an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization. Our volunteers, board members, and committee chairs are comprised of proactive people from all walks of life. We understand the importance of including our allies in our journey and helping our communities keep the pride in Pride!
Heartland Pride Key Numbers…
4,500+ Festival Attendees in 2018
5,000+ Parade Attendees in 2018
15 Pride Alliance Local Non-Profit Organizations
75,000 Visits to HeartlandPride.org annually
Just after 3 a.m., on June 29 1959, a police raid of the Stonewall Inn—a New York City gay club—turns violent as patrons and local sympathizers begin rioting against the police.
This was followed by several days of demonstrations and was the impetus for the formation of the Gay Liberation Front as well as other gay, lesbian and bisexual civil rights organizations. It’s also regarded as history’s first major protest on behalf of equal rights for homosexuals.
On June 29th 2019, Heartland Pride will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and a half-century of LGBT+ liberation.