PRIDE: /prīd/ – a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction

As Northwest Ohio’s largest and most recognized event for the LGBTQIA+ community, Toledo Pride is pleased to invite you to become a sponsor of the annual Toledo Pride celebration!

Toledo Pride has always been a family-friendly event and is excited to welcome a greater number of families and younger audience members to the parade.

Click here to find out all of the details about Toledo Pride.

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Toledo Pride depends on the support of our generous sponsors. Click here to see our current sponsors or to find out how your company can get involved.

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We need volunteers for Toledo Pride events year-round. Click here to help out!

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Interested in getting a merchandise vendor/organization booth at Toledo Pride?

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“Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.”

Jason Collins, first openly gay athlete in U.S. pro sports

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

Harvey Fierstein

“We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.”

George Takei

“I’ve been embraced by a new community. That’s what happens when youre finally honest about who you are; you find others like you.”

Chaz Bono

Upcoming Events


  • Nearly 20,000 people gather over the weekend to celebrate one of Toledo’s largest festival.

  • About 1,000 people attended Pride Kick-Off on Friday night, the money raised supports many local area non-profits.

  • 100+ organizations gain exposure in the Toledo Pride Parade, which had thousands of spectators.

  • Over 100 vendors and organizations set up at the festival, including nonprofit organizations, LGBTQIA+ friendly businesses and LGBTQIA+ affirming faith based groups.

  • During the festival, sponsors have provided free mammograms and provide free, confidential HIV/AIDS tests.