International Pride Orchestra
Founded in 2022, the International Pride Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings together LGBTQ+ musicians from around the world to present concerts, celebrate community, and raise funds for LGBTQ+ causes.
The International Pride Orchestra unites music making with global advocacy. We are a volunteer orchestra with a charitable mission to raise awareness and funds for local, national, and international LGBTQ+ programs. Each year, a new city will be selected to host an IPO concert. Each concert partners with an LGBTQ+ organization to provide an outlet for patrons and musicians to give.
The International Pride Orchestra made its debut on Thursday, June 22, 2023 in San Francisco—the heart of the gay rights movement. IPO proudly partnered with legendary drag performer Peaches Christ and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to raise funds to support LYRIC—one of the first and largest LGBTQQ youth centers in the United States.
Next stop—New York City! IPO will come together again in New York City June 24-27, 2024. IPO will be raising funds and awareness for SAGE the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ older people. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBTQ+ older people and their caregivers.