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Tri-State Black Pride’s mission showcases unity and pride by promoting equity, equality & inclusion, human rights, education, outreach, arts, and culture of the Memphis and Mid-South’s LGBTQ community and allies. 


The Cathedral Foundation Inc. Is a charitable resource organization that supports education, health, culture and social services.  The organization's goal is to ensure that individuals of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy productive and inspiring lives. 

Dr. Darnell Gooch, Jr., Founder/President/CEO

Dr. Davin D. Clemons, CoFounder/Vice President/CFO

The Official Black Pride of the Tri-State Area

The Center For Black Equity (CBE) has recognized Tri-State Black Pride as the official host of Black Pride events for Memphis, TN. This recognition is based on three factors: Capacity, Community Support and, Commitment to the CBE’s mission and values. After an extensive four-month review, which included an interview with The Cathedral Foundation and discussions with members of the Memphis Black LGBTQ community, the CBE is convinced that The Cathedral Foundation will set a high standard for an inclusive, well executed Black Pride event for the Memphis, TN metropolitan area.

Donate to Tri-State Black Pride

Tri-State Black Pride is a program of The Cathedral Foundation, Inc.  which is a 501c3 organization. The Cathedral Foundation is governed by an unpaid, professional Board of Directors, assisted by volunteers and committee members.  When you donate to The Cathedral Foundation, Inc., in any amount, you support our mission, initiatives, programs and events each year.  For more details and to make a contribution, please contact us at

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