Pride Galveston is a registered nonprofit corporation founded and organized in Galveston, Texas. Pride Galveston incorporated on April 18, 2018. Pride Galveston is operated under the direction of a board of directors that is committed to working for the betterment of the Galveston community.
Pride Galveston began in 2017 as Pride Galveston Beach Bash & Block Party, when Jamie Fuller-Waymire & Terry Fuller-Waymire decided a PRIDE festival would be a wonderful idea, as the island was lacking an event designed for the community. Pride Galveston has since ballooned into a three day celebration.
The purpose of Pride Galveston is to embrace diversity, instill pride, and celebrate unity, as well as recognize the contributions of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community in the Galveston area. This shall be accomplished by raising visibility and promoting full human and civil rights via education, celebrations, and vast networking to the fullest extent allowed by the nonprofit status of Pride Galveston.
Pride Galveston produces several events during the year to celebrate Pride and to fulfill its purpose. The main event, Pride Galveston Beach Bash Weekend is typically held the first Saturday of September as to not clash with other regional Pride celebrations.
Additional events produced by Pride Galveston include Mister and Miss Pride Galveston Pageant and two pre Pride parties held at intervals during the year. New events will be added in the upcoming years and as dictated by community desire.
MISTER & MISS PRIDE GALVESTON WINNERS
2017: Mister Gio Whitney and Miss Alexus Black
2018: Mister Desi Andrews and Miss Erin Taylor
2019: Mister Viktorious Storm and Miss Ashleey Houston