Pride Community Services organization changes name to Lexington Pride Center
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Community service organization Pride, the nonprofit that runs the Lexington LGBTQIA + Community Center and the annual Lexington Pride Festival, has changed its name to announce that the name of the organization was changed to Lexington Pride Center.
The name has been changed to more accurately reflect the organization’s role in the community and to simplify communication about the association.
“Pride Community Services Organization” and “PCSO” are a mouthful. So much so that many of our constituents already simply call us the Pride Center because it’s one of the things we’re best known for. We are also known for producing the Lexington Pride Festival, so it seemed natural to bring the whole organization together under the umbrella of “Lexington Pride”, explains Carmen Wampler-Collins, the organization’s general manager. “While the new name is a natural extension of the work we have long done in the community, the change also marks important milestones. We have really made progress in terms of services, inclusion and impact and we wanted that to be represented in our brand image.
With the name change, a new brand, new logo and new website were launched.
The Lexington Pride Center website is now accessible at www.lexpridecenter.org. Its social media ID on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is @LexPrideCenter and the suffix for all email addresses has been changed to @ lexpridecenter.org.
The new brand better represents the energy, warmth and diversity of the organization. Lexington Pride Center worked with brand consultant Caroline Cassin at The Brand Thread to implement the changes.
“It has been a privilege to work with Carmen and the Lexington Pride Center on their rebranding. Our goal at The Brand Thread is to help uplift our clients by taking their purpose and weaving it through all facets of their representation. brand in a modern, unique and thoughtful way. The new branding and new websites of the Lexington Pride Center and Lexington Pride Festival allow all LGBTQIA + people to be better represented and embody the energy, inclusiveness and the organization’s profound impact on the city of Lexington and surrounding areas, ”said Cassin.
Funding from the Murry Foundation, a Lexington foundation focused on eradicating poverty and building thriving communities, made change possible.
Elizabeth York, Director of the Murry Foundation, says, “It was important for us to get involved with the Lexington Pride Center because we want to create a community of acceptance that celebrates all of our citizens. The work the Lexington Pride Center does to create equity, promote inclusion and celebrate diversity is essential to our city and we couldn’t be more excited to have it as a community partner.
The mission of the Lexington Pride Center is to celebrate and empower the lives of LGBTQIA + Kentuckians.
Their Pride Center is located at 389 Waller Avenue and is available to provide support, services and connection to the LGBTQIA + community throughout the year. Contact them at [email protected] or call them at 859-253-3233.