As many of our volunteers can testify, one of the most rewarding experiences with PrideSTL is serving on a committee. Committees provide a volunteer focus, and you become a part of a larger group with the same goal. Joining a committee is a great way to help Pride St. Louis continue our tradition of being a resource 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 a community center at the Pride St. Louis office. The committee is actively looking for community organizations wanting to get involved with the Center! Contact the committee at


Co-Chairs: Kevin Hirsch and Landon Brownfield

The Communications Committee serves to shape the public image of Pride St. Louis, helping to develop effective strategies to engage the St. Louis community. The committee 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 education, public relations, and diplomacy. The Committee also plans and executes many of the community events that Pride St. Louis holds.

Community Outreach Committee
Diversity and Inclusion

Chair: Leon Braxton

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will develop, implement, and monitor programs that promote diversity within PrideSTL. The D&I Committee will be responsible for developing training and initiatives to create and foster an open 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 the year round brainstorming, planning, production, and execution of PrideFest St. Louis. A variety of non-board member roles include event planning and production. The committee meets once a month and more frequently nearing PrideFest.


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 and The Missouri Courage Scholarship.

Scholarship Committee

Chair: Andrew Bennett

The Youth Committee is a committee created by youth and for youth; the brand-new committee plans youth-related events with Pride St. Louis.