Pride and Joy Foundation is a proud Community Partner of ONE Community’s 5th annual Point of Pride LGBTQ Inclusive Summit. This year’s event runs June 21st-24th and begins with the up-to-the-moment State of LGBTQ+ Arizona presentation followed by three can’t miss panel discussions: LGBTQ+ Issues at the Capitol & Moving Forward, Building an Inclusive Workplace Culture, and Socially Responsible Business Advocacy
The summit will kick off with a presentation on the importance of LGBTQ+ Workplace inclusion to attract and retain top talent to your organization, the current State of LGBTQ+ Arizona, and the path forward to a state that celebrates, respects, and protects us all presented by ONE Community President, Angela Hughey.
The expert panelists Mesa Mayor John Giles, Regional COO of AMR/GMR and the Chair of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Glenn Kasprzyk, Glendale Chamber...
Imagine you're a parent and your child just came out to you. Maybe with their sexual orientation, maybe their gender identity, maybe both. And now you look around at your co-workers, friends, and family, and realize "I don't know who to ask for help. I never knew I would need this kind of help. Who is safe to talk to?"
Wouldn't you want other parents who are farther down the road to ask those awkward questions? Would you want to get to know successful adults who identify just like your child does, to give you inspiration on what their future holds?
Would you love to hear presentations about financial issues, finding safe college campuses, planning inclusive weddings, working with faith communities, and more?!
We got you fam. And thanks to sponsors like Matrix Service Company, @fluidebeauty, and Desert Dimensions Properties, we have scholarship tickets available.
We see you, we love you, and we want you with us.
How do I become a visible representation of Queer Joy and Financial Success when I’ve never seen it? How do I avoid imposter syndrome if I’ve never seen someone who acts like me do it? How do I know it’s even possible?!
I get in the damn room, my friend! 18 months ago I followed Steve Moracoonto the TEDx stage and now I’m running my whole damn LGBTQ Summit, y’all! Business success is real and possible for ALL of us.
Do you want to level up?? Get intheroom.
Don’t let anyone keep you out.
Not even yourself.
Harris is a 30-something-year-old nonbinary person from Hertfordshire, UK. Harris realized they were trans/nonbinary in their mid-twenties and have since made the commitment to becoming the advocate they needed, but never had.
To date, Harris has taught and coached over 30,000 people in their mission to educate the general population about gender identity. An entrepreneur and seasoned LGBTQ+ advocate, Harris is dedicated to making every story as familiar to us as our own.
They will be speaking at the Pride and Joy Summit's Gender Identity track; their talk is about Why Gender Euphoria is our Guiding Light.
Takeyla Benton is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Analyst by day and revolutionary poetic bodhisattva soul every other day.
She has over 15 years of experience in banking management and career mentorship. She's a life coach, mystic, and guided meditation coach helping Black and Brown women find their purpose through the pain. She's a mother, writer, and activist for transformational growth from within.
Takeyla is speaking at the Parents and Leaders as Allies track on the Pride and Joy Summit about Corporate Allyship.
Beltrán is a queer and body-positive journalist, activist, communicator, speaker, and activist.
His main goal is to spread awareness to a larger audience in hopes of making the world a more equal space for all. He does so by focusing on issues that concern the communities in which he belongs.
He will be speaking on the Pride and Joy Summit's Influencer day, his talk is entitled “Media is (not) a Mirror". Beltrán will be speaking about the lack of representation of body and sexual diversity in social media and image-based industries and its negative impact on mental health. His presentation will be given in Spanish with an English caption.
Isabella Armour (she/they) is a Digital Marketing Specialist who serves LGBTQ+ owned and inclusive small businesses.
They focus on normalizing queerness within digital spaces, like Pinterest and Instagram and they push to make the online business world a place that is human-first and trauma-aware.
She is speaking on the Coming Out Early in Life track at the Allyship, Communication, and Boundaries Panel about "Supporting your Fellow Queer People".
With over 20 million views to date, Court and Lex continue to stand up for members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as people of color. They use their platform to make people laugh and to be their authentic selves unapologetically.
Court and Lex now have over 100K followers on Instagram and over 400K followers on TikTok with an amazingly loyal fan base. They have a very unique look with even more unique personalities that shine through to their fans.
Not only are they influencers, but they are the parents of three beautiful children. In addition to that, Court and Lex model for clothing brands, act, direct, and even dabble in the music industry. Court and Lex are the up-and-coming poster family of the LGBTQ+ community.
Court and Lex will be speaking on Influencer Day at the Social Media Best Practices Panel Discussion and on Family Day, under the Queer Adulting track; their talk is entitled The Journey.
Samantha (she/her) is a lesbian money coach. She founded The Money Institute to educate the queer community on how being gay affects their finances.
She has several coaching programs dedicated to empowering the queer community to eliminate debt, save thousands and live their best life.
Sam is speaking in the Coming Out Early In Life track on How Being Gay Impacts Your Finances - And the Real Cost of an Apartment.
Hannah Lee Kidder is a contemporary and fantasy author. She grew up in rural Louisiana, which inspired a dabble in escapism via make-believe worlds where gay kids have a good time.
Hannah is also a content creator, writing coach, and consultant. Her real-life escapism brought her somewhere in the Colorado mountains where she lives with her roommate, Saya, who is a dog.
She will be speaking on Influencer Day, for the Getting Published Panel Discussion of the Pride and Joy Summit.