Reston Pride is a community-based organization whose mission is to be in service to the LGBTQIA+/Queer families in the community. Our mission is to be a family-friendly vehicle for cultural education, community outreach, and resources for and about the LGBTQIA+ community of Reston, Virginia, and surrounding communities. We aim to ensure an inclusive, diverse, and safe space for all. Our goal is to accept each person as they are. Whether you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, an ally, seeking education, acceptance, understanding, community, or otherwise, we welcome you and support you. We are a diverse group seeking to reach out to all demographics including but not limited to all religions, races, colors, identities, orientations, and ages.
This year marked our fourth annual Reston Pride Festival. We continue to grow through our success in numbers of attendees, exhibitors, and corporate co-sponsors. Our partnership with Reston Community Center continues to grow as they have actively participated and supported our event from our first Pride event. We aspire to continue to expand our community engagement through sponsoring Rainbow Families of D.C. by providing financial support to 15 families attending Rainbow Families Camp Weekend and Scholarships. Members of our community-based planning committee include representatives from many local non-profits such as GLSEN, Safe Space, and the Reston Public Library. Our outreach, planning committee, sponsors, exhibitors, supporters, and organization continue to expand. We are proud to be fiscally sponsored by CORE Foundation, a 501(c)3.