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Meet InterPride New Executive Director

By Charlotte Robinson, October 12, 2022

InterPride the global org that brings together Pride organizers from across the world has announced that Jillian (Jay) Watts will be its first-ever executive director responsible for championing & elevating the org’s brand. Linda DeMarco InterPride’s Co-President stated, “This is a historic moment for InterPride as we usher into our 40th anniversary. Bringing on Jay as the first-ever executive director demonstrates the growth of this organization & the meaningful support we offer Pride organizers around the world.” Hadi Damien InterPride’s Co-President added, “We celebrate this year four decades of relentless work by global volunteers who challenge status-quo, honor the past, celebrate the future & make things happen. Jay’s dedicated focus will support InterPride to keep up with the global needs of our membership.” Watts concluded, “I’m extremely excited to take on this new role & connect with Pride organizers around the world. I believe whole-heartedly in our mission to connect, grow & support Pride organizers globally.” Watts’ background will ensure that the culture at InterPride is sensitive to the ever-growing spectrum of diversity, equity & inclusivity in a sense that honors how sexuality & gender intersect with various other realities. InterPride brings together Pride organizations from around the world, as well as regional, national & local Pride networks to collaborate, share knowledge & hone global sensitivities about the numerous realities of Pride organizers. InterPride’s membership accounts for over 352 organizations in over 70 countries & impacts millions of individuals worldwide. InterPride owns & licenses WorldPride & publishes PrideRadar which offers a world overview of Pride organizers. 

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