Our mission at Janesville Pride is to provide a

foundation of support to the LGBTQIA+ community

and their allies of Janesville, WI, and the greater

Rock County area through advocacy, education,

and support services to build and maintain a more

affirming, equitable, and empowering community.

We are bringing together counselors, homelessness resources,

youth outreach, queer youth abandonment resources, queer

affirming and accepting religious organizations and so much more. 

Our hope is to inspire our city of Janesville and empower our community to spark change.

OUR MISSION

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EMPOWERING POSITIVE CHANGE

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OUR HISTORY

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

It started with a simple question on the Janesville

Community Facebook Page in the middle of Pride

month. "Does anyone know of any pride events

 going on in Janesville?" When met with the

challenge of "If you want it to happen, you should

plan it.", Ali Larson plunged into a venture to bring

Pride to her city. What started as a Facebook group

looking to plan an event for Pride quickly bloomed into a

movement to support LGBTQ+ Janesville residents in a city hungry for community.

 

In 7 days a community of nearly 2,000 people came behind us, an incredible team of talented and passionate people came together to form our leadership team, our fundraisers sky rocketed, and we have entered into a life changing partnership with Project 16:49. Every day even more organizations come along side us to help build a better Janesville. 

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MEET THE TEAM

Our Janesville Pride team is packed with passionate LGBTQ+ individuals and allies that have a voracious drive to make a difference in their community. Many have grown up here in Janesville and care deeply for the people in our city. 

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Elizabeth Tinder

Support Services Advisor 

Board of Directors

Lee Hutto

Event

Coordinator

Leadership Team

Ezra Johnson

Volunteer Resources

Coordinator

Board of Directors

Leadership Team

Dena Speir

Operations

Coordinator 

Board of Directors

Leadership Team

Ali Larson

Executive Director

Web Manager

Board of Directors

Leadership Team

Cori Rieth

Graphics Manager

Photography

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Brandy Spier

Event Facilities Manager

Dezzy Pierce

Small Event Planner

Event Decorations Advisor

Brett Larson

Accounting

Video Content Manager

Brittany Willger

Volunteer Scheduling Manager

Austin Pierce

Event Security Lead

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JohnPaul Cupertino

Small Events Assistant

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Pastor Ari Douglas

Spiritual Services Advisor

Interested in joining the Janesville Pride team?

We have volunteer positions open! The button

below will take you to our short preliminary

application and a list of our open positions. 

JOIN OUR TEAM

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STRONGER TOGETHER

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ABOUT JANESVILLE PRIDE