Memphis, TN – April 23, 2017 – The Center for Black Equity
(CBE) has announced its recognition of The Cathedral
Foundation, Inc.’s Tri-State Black Pride as the official Black
Pride for Memphis, TN. The decision followed an extensive
four-month review of The Cathedral Foundation, Inc.’s 501c3
organization and is based on factors of Capacity, Community
Support, and Commitment to the mission and values of CBE.
“We are honored to take over the work that Terryl Buckner
has done for the last 24 years with Memphis Black Pride,
now known as Tri-State Black Pride, and to be endorsed by
the Center for Black Equity,” says Dr. Darnell Gooch, Jr.,
founder of The Cathedral Foundation, Inc.
The Cathedral Foundation, Inc.’s inaugural Tri-State Black
Gay Pride weekend will take place June 15-18, 2017. Its
mission is to showcase unity and pride by promoting
equality, inclusion, HIV/AIDS awareness, health care,
education, outreach, art, and culture of the Mid-South’s
LGBTQ community and allies.
“We are looking forward to ending the stigma, showing that
we are one, and spreading the love,” says Davin Clemons,
co-founder of The Cathedral Foundation, Inc.
Scheduled events include an opening reception devoted to
“Ending the Stigma” at the National Civil Rights Museum on
June 15, 2017, keynote speaker Dr. Marye Bernard, a
Dapper Party/fashion show, a drag brunch, a pool party, a
church service, and a picnic, along with special guests
Mayor Jim Strickland, local and state representatives, Gary
Lavard, Bobby Blake, and Bamm-Bamm. For more
information visit www.tristateblackpride.com
Dr. Darnell Gooch, Jr
Mr. Davin D. Clemons
The Cathedral Foundation, Inc.
603 Denmark Drive, Unit 201
Memphis, TN 38103