"Dare To Be Different! I Am Who I Am!"

Jackson Black Pride envisions a Mississippi community where all people are fully empowered to participate safely, openly, and honestly in society, regardless of race/ethnicity, gender-identity or sexual orientation. We envision a Mississippi community solidified by respect and love for our brothers and sisters regardless of race, gender, or sexuality.

The mission of Jackson Black Pride (JBP) is to build awareness of and pride in the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community of the great Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area as well as to address health disparities adversely affecting our community.

  • To increase the celebration of black heritage, culture, and pride in the LGBTI community

  • To increase education, empowerment, and enrichment within the lives of the LGBTI community

  • To increase the visibility of the LGBTI community, not only in the media, but in the social, political, and economic arenas as well

  • To decrease health disparities within the LGBTI community