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Tierra Fair - United Way of Delaware
Tierra Fair

Leader of PRIDE Council

PRIDE Council

The PRIDE Council’s focus is to organize community resources including corporate, education, health, government and religious organizations to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Questioning LGBTQ youth and adults in Delaware.

What Fuels Us
We believe that equity and allies matter for our LGBTQ+ community. We believe in the shared mission to improve the lives of all Delawareans who identify as LGBTQ+.

How We Impact
United Way of Delaware is the backbone for a safe space for LGBTQ+ leaders to convene, ideate, collaborate, plan, and drive impact for our community .

What We Offer
The PRIDE Councils supports LGBTQ+ organizations in their work to make Delaware a better place for LGBTQ+ individuals to live, work, and play through:

PRIDE Council

The PRIDE Council’s focus is to organize community resources including corporate, education, health, government and religious organizations to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Questioning LGBTQ youth and adults in Delaware.

What Fuels Us
We believe that equity and allies matter for our LGBTQ+ community. We believe in the shared mission to improve the lives of all Delawareans who identify as LGBTQ+.

How We Impact
United Way of Delaware is the backbone for a safe space for LGBTQ+ leaders to convene, ideate, collaborate, plan, and drive impact for our community .

What We Offer
The PRIDE Councils supports LGBTQ+ organizations in their work to make Delaware a better place for LGBTQ+ individuals to live, work, and play through:

Planning & Fundraising

The PRIDE Council Leadership Team provides guidance and overall direction in planning, as well as, raising and disseminating funding. The Leadership Team also plans and executes PRIDE Council’s Signature Events.

GSA Trainings & Workshops

Our Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Support Committee spearheads our collaboration with GSAs throughout the state. The GSA Committee creates trainings and hosts community workshops to support GSA leads and their students.

ERG Support & Collaboration

Our Employee Resource Group (ERG) Support Committee leads the PRIDE Council in collaboration with LBGTQ+ ERGs within businesses & organizations across the state. The ERG Support Committee creates trainings and hosts community of practice workshops to support ERG teams.

Signature Events
  • PRIDE Anti-Bullying GSA Summit
  • PRIDE OutFest
  • Other impactful projects that make Delaware more equitable for LBGTQ+ individuals
Read More About Pride Council

The PRIDE Council’s mission is to organize community resources including corporate, education, health, government and religious organizations to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Questioning LGBTQ youth and adults in Delaware. Join our Facebook Group today.

To financially support initiatives for the LGBTQ community use UWDE designation code #538 or click the “Give”.

The group is addressing the unique challenges facing the LGBTQ community with respect to equity and inclusion in our schools, healthcare system and the workplace.

  • LGBTQ youth are almost twice as likely as non-LGBTQ youth to report that they do not have an adult to talk to about personal problems
  • Parents, teachers, friends and community stakeholders often feel unprepared to support LGBTQ youth
  • LGBTQ adults can face unique health risks, but their needs are not always met by the medical community
  • LGBTQ adults can face discrimination in the workplace and need to be able to bring their whole self to work

The PRIDE Council’s primary goals are to improve the school experience and education outcomes for LGBTQ youth and to increase the number of LGBTQ youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.

To address some of these problems, the PRIDE Council is focused on:

PRIDE for Youth

  • Forming and enhancing Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) in middle and high schools throughout Delaware to provide a critical support system for LGBTQ youth
  • Fostering a mentoring program through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware
  • Hosting a statewide annual Anti-Bullying/Gay Straight Alliance Summit
  • Providing The ABCs of LGBTQ Youth “cultural competency” training for middle and high school faculty and staff; and United Way of Delaware partner agencies that provide behavioral health counseling to children, youth and their families.
Planning & Fundraising

The PRIDE Council Leadership Team provides guidance and overall direction in planning, as well as, raising and disseminating funding. The Leadership Team also plans and executes PRIDE Council’s Signature Events.

GSA Trainings & Workshops

Our Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Support Committee spearheads our collaboration with GSAs throughout the state. The GSA Committee creates trainings and hosts community workshops to support GSA leads and their students.

ERG Support & Collaboration

Our Employee Resource Group (ERG) Support Committee leads the PRIDE Council in collaboration with LBGTQ+ ERGs within businesses & organizations across the state. The ERG Support Committee creates trainings and hosts community of practice workshops to support ERG teams.

Signature Events
  • PRIDE Anti-Bullying GSA Summit
  • PRIDE OutFest
  • Other impactful projects that make Delaware more equitable for LBGTQ+ individuals
More About Pride Council

The PRIDE Council’s mission is to organize community resources including corporate, education, health, government and religious organizations to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Questioning LGBTQ youth and adults in Delaware. Join our Facebook Group today.

To financially support initiatives for the LGBTQ community use UWDE designation code #538 or click the “Give”.

The group is addressing the unique challenges facing the LGBTQ community with respect to equity and inclusion in our schools, healthcare system and the workplace.

  • LGBTQ youth are almost twice as likely as non-LGBTQ youth to report that they do not have an adult to talk to about personal problems
  • Parents, teachers, friends and community stakeholders often feel unprepared to support LGBTQ youth
  • LGBTQ adults can face unique health risks, but their needs are not always met by the medical community
  • LGBTQ adults can face discrimination in the workplace and need to be able to bring their whole self to work

The PRIDE Council’s primary goals are to improve the school experience and education outcomes for LGBTQ youth and to increase the number of LGBTQ youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.

To address some of these problems, the PRIDE Council is focused on:

PRIDE for Youth

  • Forming and enhancing Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) in middle and high schools throughout Delaware to provide a critical support system for LGBTQ youth
  • Fostering a mentoring program through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware
  • Hosting a statewide annual Anti-Bullying/Gay Straight Alliance Summit
  • Providing The ABCs of LGBTQ Youth “cultural competency” training for middle and high school faculty and staff; and United Way of Delaware partner agencies that provide behavioral health counseling to children, youth and their families.
United Way of Delaware PRIDE Council Volunteers
Join PRIDE Council

If you’re passionate about addressing challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community and standing up for fair treatment of all individuals in our schools, healthcare system, and the workplace, then join our PRIDE Council. Here are a few ways to get involved:

  • Employee Resource Group (ERG) Support Committee – Leads the PRIDE Council in our work of connecting and partnering with LBGTQ+ ERGs within businesses & organizations across the state.
  • Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Support Committee – Leads the PRIDE Council in our work of convening and collaborating with GSA throughout the state.
  • The Leadership TeamThe PRIDE Council Leadership Team initiates new members every 24 months.

If you’d like to join one of our committees or be considered for a leadership position, please complete the application.

GET IN TOUCH

Tierra Fair - United Way of Delaware
Tierra Fair

Leader of PRIDE Council

LGBTQ+ RESOURCES

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United Way of Delaware PRIDE Council Volunteers
Join PRIDE Council

If you’re passionate about addressing challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community and standing up for fair treatment of all individuals in our schools, healthcare system, and the workplace, then join our PRIDE Council. Here are a few ways to get involved:

  • Employee Resource Group (ERG) Support Committee – Leads the PRIDE Council in our work of connecting and partnering with LBGTQ+ ERGs within businesses & organizations across the state.
  • Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Support Committee – Leads the PRIDE Council in our work of convening and collaborating with GSA throughout the state.
  • The Leadership TeamThe PRIDE Council Leadership Team initiates new members every 24 months.

If you’d like to be join one of our committees or be considered for a leadership position, please complete the application.

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