International Federation of Black Prides
The International Federation of Black Prides is a coalition of Black Pride organizers formed to promote a multinational network of LGBT/SGL (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Same Gender Loving) Prides and community-based organizations.
The International Federation of Black Prides was organized during DC Black Pride of May 1999 by a coalition of Black Pride organizers representing Chicago, North Carolina, New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC. The coalition saw a need to organize the twenty plus Black Prides in the United States and abroad for the purpose of developing sponsorship strategies, providing technical assistance, networking, mentoring, and supporting one another. IFBP acquired its IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit status in November 2004.
A sponsorship plan to attract funding for member Black Pride organizations is currently in development. Sponsors will have a presence at all IFBP events and will allow member organizations to grow without the consequence of overcharging Pride attendees. In addition, IFBP is working towards developing a magazine for members and respective communities.
- Cannick, Jasmyne (June 9, 2005). "Celebrating Black Gay Pride". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2009-11-09.
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