is to continuously improve the lived experience of our LGBTQIA+ community.
is to embrace, strengthen, and celebrate the diversity of our LGBTQIA+ communities across the mountains of Colorado through education, connection, and advocacy
In 2020, Britny Rose a transgender woman and the inaugural Pride in the Park organizer inquired why Eagle County did not have a pride festival. Within seven days of asking that question, she organized a successful pride festival attended by hundreds. This resulted in the formation of a "Pride Committee" comprised of Eagle County residents committed to growing and strengthening the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies in Eagle County. Eagle County Pride hosted a variety of social events and meetings and self-care activities such as yoga and dancing classes. Resulting from the success of our outreach efforts and the desire to serve as a resource for the neighboring communities, our organization grew to serve not only the LGBTQIA+ communities in Eagle County but also the LGBTQIA+ communities throughout the mountains of Colorado, prompting us to change our name to Mountain Pride and seek 501(c)3 status.
Original Pride Committee
Dennis Martin, Madison Partridge, Justin Chesney, Britny Rose, Jordan Lyles, & Orlando Ortiz
Who We Are Now
Mountain Pride is an organization inspired and driven to serve the needs of our LGBTQIA+ communities. LGBTQIA+ people in small towns and rural communities face unique challenges in coming out and being out. Meanwhile, they frequently live in communities with few or no resources for LGBTQIA+ people, forcing them to travel long distances to access the services and care they need. Mountain Pride is addressing these challenges by increasing year-round programming for the LGBTQIA+ community in addition to the annual Pride in the Park. Mountain Pride is devoted to strengthening its foundation and expanding its reach as an organization by establishing supportive, safe spaces, enhancing family acceptance and understanding, and offering access to education, resources, and programs.