About Us

Waco Pride Network was officially founded in July 2018 as a nonprofit serving the LGBTQ+ community of the Greater Waco, Texas area. The Waco Pride Network’s keystone event is the annual OUT on the Brazos festival held each October. The all-volunteer organization continues to grow and thrive each year through community support.

Vision

We strive to foster a positive, open, and compassionate LGBTQ+ community by promoting events with integrity and excellence.

Mission Statement

We work towards fostering with integrity and excellence a positive, open, and compassionate LGBTQ+ community in Waco and surrounding areas by:

  • Uniting
    lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals and allies of all backgrounds
  • Promoting
    the existence and perseverance of our community as a community
  • Commemorating
    our common and specific heritages
  • Celebrating
    our common and specific cultures

Core Values

Integrity
- We commit ourselves to ethical and honest work placing the integrity of the organization and all of its participants above all other values.

Excellence
- We take pride in the quality of its work. We seek to the best of their abilities to produce accomplishments of a high caliber.

Openness
- We believe in the building a broad community that is inclusive of individuals of various races, classes, points of view and backgrounds. To this end we remain neutral on issues outside of our core vision and mission.

Compassion
- We believe in treating individuals with a compassion that recognizes all people as possessing human dignity and deserving or empathy.

Positivity
- We believe in developing a positive community that is self-supportive. We believe in projecting a positive image as much as is possible.

Board Members

Officers

President/Volunteer Coordinator
Amissa Hackworth
Vice President/Social Chair
Gina Hackworth
Treasurer/Pride Planning Chair
Jeffrey Vitarius
Parliamentarian
Lincoln Crowder

Board Members At Large

Mike BrockScott VautrinSarah MoranErika Dearan

More Information About Us

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