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Mission: To get ONE MILLION people around the world to wear RED on the first Saturday of June!

Take the RED Shirt Challenge!

Diversity • Inclusion • Equality • Safe Expression • Kindness

The KindRED Pride Foundation was inspired by the desire to expand the magic created by the 30-year tradition of the Gay Pilgrimage – a HOMECOMING – to Magic Kingdom® in Orlando. The event started with just a handful of people who decided they would meet socially on the first Saturday in June in front of the castle. They would all wear RED t-shirts to identify “kindred spirits” since they had only met on a bulletin board and never in person.

The event quickly grew to one of the largest LGBT+ annual gatherings in the world. Much of the growth was a result of the national media exposure brought on by the protests by far-right groups threatening to boycott. The original attendees unwittingly pioneered one of the first gay travel “destination” weekends. Who knows the impact of the original gathering on the social fabric of our community as hundreds of thousands of guests from around the world experienced the magic of wearing a RED shirt and gathering in front of the Magic Kingdom® castle each year and took those impactful stories and images back to their communities.

Our goal is for thousands and thousands of previous guests and thousands and thousands of people who have never experienced the “MAGIC” of this iconic event to come to Magic Kingdom® on the first Saturday of each June.

Join us for the 33rd Anniversary version 2.024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024 !

We believe that if we honor our “kindred spirits” and take this message around the world we can launch a worldwide movement for those that also believe in Diversity, Inclusion, Equality, Safe Expression and Kindness! With your help many around the world will celebrate Gay Disney VIRTUALLY by taking the RED SHIRT CHALLENGE. Please share and invite your friends to do the same.

The KindRED Pride Foundation’s mission is to honor the kindred spirit, bravery and courage of the original attendees back in 1991 by expanding the “grass roots” desire to bring the community together to celebrate our differences as well as our “oneness” and to support endeavors by the like-minded charities within the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Ally community (LGBTQIA) by producing sporting events, music/concerts, and other special events. Our only discriminating criteria is whether you are “kind” or “not kind” as we search the world for Be Kind Champions! Colors? Shape? Size? Age? Gender? Orientation? Nationality? Ability? None of these matter to us. All that matters; Are you Kind?

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Events

Introducing a new kind of Pride

33rd Anniversary of Red Shirt Pride Day Around the World (version 2.024)

Saturday, June 1, 2024 – always on the first Saturday in June!

Red Shirt Pride Day Around the World: To help spread the message of Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, Safe Expression and Kindness around the world. Mainly accomplished via social media engaging with TAKE THE RED SHIRT CHALLENGE. Our goal is to get ONE MILLION people around the world wearing RED on the first Saturday of June each year to kick off Pride Month no matter where you are!

Proudly Sponsored By:

The Pride Cup

May 31 – June 2, 2024

The Pride Cup : A multi-sport LGBTQ+ competition to be held each year during the first weekend in June during Gay Disney in Orlando. We will host all levels of competition. In 2023, we hosted athletes from around the world to participate in Golf, Kickball, Pickleball, Beach Volleyball, and the onePulse Community Rainbow 4.9K.

We Are One – An Extravaganza for Diversity & Inclusion

TBD

We Are One – An Extravaganza for Diversity & Inclusion. A Star-studded fundraiser and benefit held at House of Blues at Disney Springs in Orlando.  Date to be determined.

Santa’s Bike Force 2023 – 20th Year

Over 1,000 bikes delivered to deserving children over the past 19 years

The Kindred Pride Foundation adopted Santa’s Bike Force in 2020, a “Just an Idea…” campaign that started in 2003 with a small group of Elves who organized a bike drive on Christmas Eve and delivered 55 bikes to Kids in Distress. Since then, they have donated over 1,000 bikes to “first time” bike riders. The mission is to expand this “Just an Idea…” campaign to communities all over the world where deserving children can experience the “freedom and joy of getting their first bike!

View our donor and sponsorship kit

Our Be Kind Champions and Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries
One Orlando Alliance
Come Out With Pride
Miracle of Love
Outserve/SLDN
Space Coast Pride
Impulse Group
You Can Play
NGLTF
Julian’s FOY
Orlando Youth Alliance
49 Fund
Zebra Coalition
Point Foundation
Joy MCC Church
Gay Games Federation
Rose Dynasty