About Us

We are an independent 501(c)(3) organization, serving LGBTQ+ individuals and families in Niagara County, NY and surrounding areas. Niagara Pride does a number of community service events, like backpack, clothing, and food drives to benefit local LGBTQ+ youth and adults. We host educational programs like health fairs and our Lunch and Learn Series, where we showcase local healthcare, business, shelters, and religious providers who provide LGBTQ+ specific programs or affirming services. Additionally, Niagara Pride hosts and puts together community June Pride events and programming in Niagara County, as well as other cultural/social events in an effort to create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals to meet and socialize. Niagara Pride, Inc. is thrilled to be in Niagara County, representing the LGBTQ+ community.

Our Mission

The mission of Niagara Pride is to:

  1. Promote visibility of the LGBTQ+ community throughout Niagara County of New York State;
  2. Create safe and welcoming events and meetings for LGBTQ+ individuals, families, and allies, in order to allow for positive socialization that is free of bullying, harassment, and of any negative stigma associated with identifying and being a member of the LGBTQ+ community;
  3. Create community partnerships with local organizations to promote the enhancement of mental, physical, social, and overall holistic wellbeing of LGBTQ+ individuals in Niagara County and the surrounding areas; 
  4. Engage in community service and charitable programming designed to promote our mission and help others in the community;
  5. Create community based educational programming aimed at increasing awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and eliminating discrimination

Meet Our Board

Officers

Ronald Piaseczny
he/him
President
President@NiagaraPride.org
Brian Strickland
he/him
Treasurer
Treasurer@NiagaraPride.org
Justin DeCleene
he/him
Secretary
Secretary@niagarapride.org

Members

Rev Susan Frawley
she/her
At-Large Board Member
Jean Hopkins
she/her
At-Large Board Member
Mark Smith
he/him
At-Large Board Member

 
Roberta O’Toole
she/her
At-Large Board Member
Christopher Phillips
he/him
At-Large Board Member