History

Sioux Falls Pride, formerly The Center for Equality (CFE), is a non-profit organization in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, that supports and celebrates the LGBT community in South Dakota and provides resources for LGBT people and their allies. Completely volunteer-based, the Sioux Falls Pride Board of Directors and Committee work together to hosts the annual Pride event each June along with other events supporting the local LGBT community.

Mission

Sioux Falls Pride’s mission is “To protect and support the rights, visibility and well being of the LGBTQA+ community in South Dakota and their families.” Sioux Falls Pride first took place in mid-2000 and was then hosted by the Center for Equality in Sioux Falls. The Center for Equality, now just known as Sioux Falls Pride, was the leading LGBT focused non-profit organization that provided services, support and advocated for the LGBT community of Sioux Falls and surrounding areas. Ongoing efforts continue for furthered visibility and community involvement through partnerships with various non-profit organizations and businesses.