The Mission of United Black Pride (UBP) is to develop, implement and sponsor programs, activities, and special events to promote unity, cultivate pride and help improve
the quality of life of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons and Same Gender
loving Men and Women of African descent. (UBP) is committed to building awareness and
pride in the diversity of the LGBT-SGL community. United Black Pride organization will be
a central resource to bring together the LGBT-SGL people of African descent in the city of Chicago and throughout the Midwest. This will be accomplished through our promotional efforts,
support, education, and by celebrating pride in the Black LGBT-SGL community’s rich culture,
diversity, contributions and achievements. UBP will accomplish this not only during the Pride
weekend but throughout the year.
UBP Vision is to build a strong community through communication, positive visibility, and
educational opportunities while facilitating and fostering relationships within the Same-Gender-Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community of African descent and as well as
the African-American community in whole. To serve as a conduit of resources that fosters a
UBP is proud to announce the Annual African-American Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) weeklong Celebration and Networking Social. This year’s African-American Pride Celebration and all its activities are scheduled during the first week of July, allowing visitors the opportunity to participate in planned events, Taste of Chicago, and other summer festivals throughout Chicago.
UBP is a non-profit organization, founded in 1999, which has become one of the Nation’s Premier African-American Pride Groups, and the central resource to bring together the African American Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender community. UBP’s mission is to develop, implement and sponsor programs, activities, and special events to promote unity, cultivate pride and help improve the quality of life for ALL members of the LGBT community. UBP produces the Annual Black Pride Celebration to build awareness and pride in our diverse community. Every year we welcome visitors from all across the country and internationally to descend upon Chicago to participate in a series of weeklong, day and evening activities.
We are delighted to announce this year’s theme, “The ARTIST SERIES”, which will highlight and embrace the artistic talents and culture that echos throughout the men and women which make up our remarkable community. The ARTIST SERIES will include all areas of the arts: photography, dance, dramatic performance, poetry, music, and song, as well as freestyle painting and body art.
Yours in UNITY,