PRIDE in the CLE 2018

Thank You for Making it Amazing!

New Community Center

Coming 2018

Sponsors Make it Possible

Join Us in Thanking All of Our Sponsors!

New Community Center

Coming 2018

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Pride in the CLE will be held on June 1, 2019!

Pride in the CLE 2018 was bigger and better than ever and we're already working hard on next year's event. Mark your calendars, Cleveland. We'll be celebrating again next year on June 1st!

Want to get involved with Pride in the CLE?

Work is already getting started for Pride in the CLE 2019. If you're interested in opportunities to get involved as a sponsor, vendor, entertainer, event host, or volunteer, fill out this interest form so that we can give you the information as soon as it becomes available.

Folow us on social media. Check out the Pride in the CLE Facebook Page and LGBT Cleveland Community Center Facebook page!


2018 Photo Gallery

Pride in the CLE 2018

Thank You for Making it Amazing!

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Featuring photos by Lauren Voss, Jordain Laird, and Kelli Finigan


  • Are there 2 Prides this year?

    Cleveland Pride, Inc. is not continuing their annual parade and festival. Moving forward, Pride in the CLE will be the only city-wide Pride event.

  • I want to volunteer! How can I sign up?

    We’re so happy to hear that! Volunteers make our event possible, so we’ll need as much volunteer help as we can get. Once we begin collecting names for next year’s event, instructions will be posted right here on this page.

  • Can my business be a vendor at the festival?

    Absolutely! We’d love to invite allied organizations and community partners to join us at the festival but vendor applications for 2019 haven’t opened yet. Keep an eye on this page for more information.

  • How can my organization or group sign up to participate in the parade?

    We’re so glad you’re interested in joining us! Our march isn’t like typical Pride parades you may have seen before. Instead of music, floats, and candy we’re coming together to show off our community’s strength, unity, and commitment to resistance. Leave behind your motorized vehicles and sound systems this year, but come prepared with protest signs, chants, and your most authentic self. The march application for 2019 is not live yet.

  • How can I stay in touch?

    Follow Pride in the CLE on Facebook!

Video production by Sugarbowl Creative



Steering Committee

The team that brings it all together!

Event Director

Mallory McMaster
Stacey Steggert
Forest Clayton
Eric Hayes
Shauna Adkison
Kevin Schmotzer
Shae London
Andrew Thomas
LaRaun Clayton
Frank Shavers
Andrew Watterson
Phyllis Harris
Carey Gibbons

2018 PRIDE in the CLEsm Sponsors

Main Stage Sponsor

The sponsorship of Pride in the CLE (SM) adds to Key’s demonstrated commitment to supporting LGBTQ initiatives in not only the Cleveland area, but six other markets within the company’s 15-state footprint. In 2017, KeyBank was named, for the ninth time, to the Human Rights Campaign’s Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality and also received its ninth perfect score of 100 on their Corporate Equality Index. Also in 2018, KeyBank was named to DiversityInc magazine’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

Key was the Presenting Sponsor for Pride in the CLE 2017, and has previously helped the LGBT Community Center deliver their mission through volunteering, securing office furniture, board memberships, and more.

Corporate & Small Business Sponsor

Gold Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

Purple Sponsors:


Hilton Cleveland Downtown
Brigadier Construction Services
Transformer Station
Twist Social Club
Prizm Magazine
AIDS Funding Collaborative


Pura Vida
Tremont West Development Corporation
Thompson Hine
Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter
Shinn Law Firm, LLC​


Metro West Community Development Organization
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
CTOWN Crossfit
Alley Cat Oyster Bar
Collision Bend Brewery
Murderous Mayhem


Slavic Village Development Corporation
Cleveland Buddhist Temple
Full Color Printings
Parkview Nite Club
KTB Counseling
Insurance Partners Agency