Build and grow a coalition to educate, advocate, and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community of Northern Virginia.
NOVA Pride’s vision is to foster a proud, safe, healthy and thriving LGBTQ+ community within Northern Virginia, working together with straight Allies and ongoing pursuit of an increasingly inclusive, diversely-positive community.
Uniting NOVA's growing LGBTQ+ individuals and LGBTQ+ friendly businesses by forging a safe and all-inclusive community.
￼Why We Exist
Northern Virginia has a huge and steadily growing LGBTQ+ population. Within this area, we realized there is a need for recognition and local resources to help grow an LGBTQ+ community that is otherwise distanced from the metro DC area. It is this need for a community that drives our goal to unite county-based organizations, charities, social groups, elected leadership and LGBTQ+ individuals at large to truly form a sense of community, and empower this community to achieve results.
What Makes Us Unique
NOVA Pride is not what one might think of when considering reaching out to a pride organization-we are more than a parade and festival. We are grassroots organization, completely volunteer run, that provides a unified voice, as well as a local base to Northern Virginians and helps make the LGBTQ+ community relevant outside of Washington D.C. Through regular events during the year, NOVA Pride brings a sense of community to families, youth, and people of all scene and sexualities, including having a strong connection to the deaf community by providing interpreters whenever possible.
NOVA Pride identifies and addresses important issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community daily. We work to educate the community by compiling and sharing resources to spark and engage informed discussion around LGBTQ+ issues. Additionally, we engage with trusted affiliates to mobilize and make these resources accessible and provide educational events.
NOVA Pride actively endorses adoption and inclusion of LGBTQ+ welcoming policies, procedures and practices for local and governmental services: community centers, boards of education, schools, service and protection departments, and local businesses. NOVA Pride also advocates for other established LGBTQ+ friendly organizations and observed celebrations.
NOVA Pride invigorates the LGBTQ+ community through its flagship event, the Northern Virginia Pride Festival—a safe space that brings the community together with friendly businesses, organizations, faith-based communities, and special interest groups. Throughout the year, NOVA Pride unites the community and local businesses through diverse and inclusive events.
Who We Are:
NOVA Pride’s Board and Volunteers are made up of a diverse group of adults who maintain a presence within Northern Virginia. We run the gamut of LGBTQ+ identification, with lesbians, gay men, bi/pansexuals, transgender individuals, queer folk and straight allies.
*NOVA Pride and Northern VA Pride are trade names for Fairfax Pride, Inc. Fairfax Pride, Inc. is a recognized nonprofit charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.