DeLand Pride’s mission is to attract LGBTQ members and their allies to our community by nurturing professional and personal relationships and providing an active and positive force in Volusia County and beyond.
The Values of DeLand Pride:
Courage – We understand that positive social change in Volusia County 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 in Volusia County 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 in Volusia County.
Collaboration – We believe that partnerships with people and organizations in Central Florida 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.