The Mission of DeLand Pride.
DeLand Pride’s mission is to attract LGBTQ members and their allies to our community by nourishing professional and personal relationships and providing an active and positive force in the DeLand community and beyond.
The Values of DeLand Pride.
Courage – We understand that positive social change requires us to stand up for our beliefs, call out injustice, and never compromise our ethical principles.
Hope – We believe that acceptance and equality for all is possible though community organization, good strategy, and combined resources.
Perseverance – We understand that advancing equality is a complex and time-consuming endeavor requiring the commitment to stand with our community even in the face of adversity.
Innovation – We believe that new ideas and creativity are needed to bring about positive change.
Collaboration – We believe that partnerships with people and organizations are the key to creating a world where everyone can enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly, and genuinely.
Inclusivity – We strive to create a community in which all people feel valued and respected and have access to the same opportunities by celebrating our differences and eliminating biases regardless of how subtle.