As many of our volunteers can testify, one of the most rewarding experiences with PrideSTL can be serving on a committee. Committees provide a specific volunteer focus, and you become a part of a larger group sharing a goal. Joining a committee is a great way to help Pride St. Louis continue our tradition of service to the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community.

Interested in joining a committee?


Co-Chairs: Wolf Smith and Landon Brownfield

The PrideCenter Committee works to create and maintain PrideCenter, the region's only LGBTQIA+ community center, founded in early 2016. The committee is actively looking for community organizations wanting to get involved with the Center and partner on a variety of initiatives! Contact the committee at


Co-Chairs: Kevin Hirsch and Landon Brownfield

The Communications Committee works to shape the public image of Pride St. Louis, helping to develop effective strategies to engage the St. Louis community. The committee oversees graphic design, media relations, press releases, and also manages the website and social media for Pride St. Louis.

Community Outreach and Events

Chair: Leon Braxton

The Community Outreach and Events Committee provides resources to benefit the greater St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community in an effort to improve the quality of life for community members through outreach, education, events, and diplomacy.

Community Outreach Committee
Diversity and Inclusion

Chair: Leon Braxton

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee develops, implements, and monitors programs that promote diversity within PrideSTL. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is responsible for developing training and initiatives to create and foster an open, diverse, and inclusive environment.


Chair: Marty Zuniga

The Entertainment Committee is tasked with bringing a diverse array of entertainment to two stages at PrideFest each year. The Entertainment Committee with artist selection, booking, promotion, coordination with the production companies, stage management, airport arrivals and departures, hospitality, and hotels, among other artist demands. The committee relies on community feedback and input to select an exciting local, regional, and national entertainment lineup for PrideFest each year.

Entertainment Committee

Chair: Matt Harper

The PrideFest St. Louis Festival Committee is responsible for year-round brainstorming, planning, production, and execution of PrideFest St. Louis. A variety of non-board roles exist as well, including event planning and production. The committee meets once a month beginning in January of each year, and often more frequently nearing PrideFest.

Royalty Committee

The Royalty Committee is responsible for overseeing the annual Pride Royalty Pageant and various royalty events throughout the year. To learn more about our current Pride Royalty, visit the "About Royalty" page. To contact the Royalty committee, email


Chair: Leon Braxton

The Scholarship Committee works within the greater St. Louis LGBTQIA community and rural Missouri High Schools to promote, administer, fund-raise for and award The Pride St. Louis Scholarship.

Scholarship Committee

Chair: Andrew Bennett

The Youth Committee is a committee created by youth and for youth; the committee plans youth-related events with Pride St. Louis, and develops strategies to reach the younger LGBTQIA+ population. The youth committee works with other local organizations to create safer spaces, and a better line of connection for youth in St. Louis.