MS Capital City Pride is an organization that was founded to provide support to the LGBTQ+ community in Jackson, Mississippi through the implementation of events throughout the year, including a yearly two day Pride Celebration. MS Capital City Pride's mission is to create a community of people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations who are united, visible, and equal to all Mississippians.
MS Capital City Pride is made up by a 12 person Steering Committee. It's Committee Members represent all sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, race, and range in age from 22-65.
Each year its two day Pride Celebration will have a charity aspect, and the Committee will vote on a non profit who embodies the same beliefs of MS Capital City Pride, and ensures they are promoting the well being and health of our LGBTQ+ community. That non profit will benefit monetarily from events produced by Capital City Pride during the celebration.
Grace House is a Mississippi 501(c)3 that was founded in 1995. Grace House was established to provide a place where men with a common bond, (HIV/AIDS), could live with integrity and without fear and prejudice. At that time, Grace House consisted of one house which could take in a maximum of twelve residents.
In October 2014, Grace House Services opened Grace House for Women, a 90-day secondary and long term transitional apartment living program for homeless women recovering from chemical dependency.
Today, Grace House is the largest HOPWA housing provider in the state of Mississippi providing services to persons living with HIV, poverty, chemical dependency and housing insecurities.
The Mission of Capital City Pride is to advocate and create opportunities for leadership and service, to share our history, to promote equality, to celebrate our diversity, and to educate Mississippians about issues facing the LGBTQ+ community.
The Vision of Capital CIty Pride is to build a community of people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations who are united, visible, and equal with all Mississippians.