Mission: The Delmarva Pride Center is a community service organization dedicated to creating a positive environment inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We support, educate, connect, organize, and provide outreach to the Delmarva LGBTQ+ community and its allies.
Vision: All people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are embraced as full members of the Delmarva community. Through Delmarva Pride Center’s efforts, the Delmarva Peninsula will be a safe community where everyone lives authentically with access to all services and supports required to live fully.
Respect - We believe all people have the right to dignity and respect.
Privacy - We value all Delmarva Pride Center participant's right to privacy.
Safety - We will assure a safe environment for all participants of DPC.
Equality - We treat all people equally and strive for equality in all that we do.
Community - We will connect members and create a community of support for adults, family, and youth.
Action - We organize and engage the queer community, their allies, and the public.
Advocacy - We advocate for legislation that protects, supports, and empowers the queer community.
After Delmarva Pride 2023, our goal is to lease a brick-and-mortar building to have a positive, welcoming space for people of all sexual orientations and gender expressions to attend events, meetings, support groups, check out materials from a queer library, and have coffee with other people in the lounge.
To support this goal, become a monthly sustaining member. With just 100 LGBT+ people giving $20 a month, we can support a physical space for our community.
Kyle started hosting monthly LGBT+ socials to encourage people to come out and feel a sense a belonging and community in public. Through encouragement, these socials grew into Delmarva Pride Center and Delmarva Pride Festival. O'Donnell loves the outdoors, waterfowl, and feels at home in rural America. During the work week, he manages a finance team and 26-million-dollar budget for 100+ coworkers across five counties on the Eastern Shore. In his spare time, he enjoys classic cinema and being with family.
Angel Perez (he/him) - Vice Chair
Main Street Coordinator for Town of Greensboro and Caroline Pride Executive Director. He is the founder of the Caroline County Pride Festival and Whoville Village Holiday Park, organizer of the LGBTQIA Support Program for youth ages 14-17. Recognized as the Caroline County Citizen of the Year 2020. For the past 4 years he has dedicated his time to positively impacting his community especially carrying the message of inclusion, respect and equity.
Tina Jones (she/her) - Treasurer
Serves as Program Director for FreeState Justice where she is focused on improving the lives of LGBTQ Marylanders. In her spare time, she facilitates a transgender support group, is active in PFLAG Mid-Shore and serves on the board of GLSEN Maryland.
Concetta Gibson (she/they) - Volunteer Engagement
Concetta brings a background in not-for-profit work, science education, and volunteer engagement in the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. She is a disabled person and strives to make accessible, intentional spaces for people with all kinds of lived experiences through her work. They enjoy being outdoors, rescuing and fostering pets, playing in community music ensembles, and getting out to explore and support their communities.
Sarah Christine Stallings (she/her) - At Large
Recently retired from the City of Annapolis Public Works Department in the Field of Engineering as a Facilities Maintenance Engineer.
Sarah is a US Army Veteran serving with the 101st Airborne Division and was deployed around the world as part of the rapid deployment force. She attained the rank of Sargent.
Stallings is excited for the community, working together, and knowing we can make a difference. Sarah wants to bring resources and a sense of community where LGBTQ people are integrated, and everyone is treated with love, dignity, and respect. Looking forward to changing the world with equality for all.
Private (she/her) - At Large
Our sixth board member declined to be publicly listed on the website for privacy.