What is Louisville Pagan Pride Day?

The Louisville Pagan Pride Day project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of religious prejudice and discrimination while fostering pride in Pagan identity. We operate in sympathy with the mission statement of the Pagan Pride Project, Inc. This statement reads as follows:

Air: Education
We're never going to be able to practice our spiritual paths openly if we don't give the public accurate information about what we do and do not do.

Fire: Activism
People aren't necessarily going to go out of their way to find out what Pagans really do. We have to have the courage to act on our convictions and do what we need to do.

Water: Charity
We know that what we do returns to us. We need to demonstrate this by offering compassion to our communities where it is needed. When we share our own abundance, we show that we trust the Gods to share abundance with us in return.

Earth: Community
We're never going to be able to practice openly if we don't know anyone else in our local Pagan communities. We need to weave networking webs in our cities, in our towns, in our rural areas. We need these webs to support one another. That support will also show those who would restrict our practice that we are not just a few isolated wackos, but are a growing congregation of people who adhere to a faith that, while different, is as valid as their own.

Annual Pagan Pride celebrations are held during the months of August, September and October.
PPD Inc had 95 events happen across the USA; Canada; Mexico; Brazil; Columbia; Bolivia; Argentina; Chile; Costa Rica; Panama; the Dominican Republic; Rome, Italy; Vienna, Austria; and Plymouth, United Kingdom.
2012 worldwide attendance was 44,825.
27,882 pounds of nonperishable food and $2000 was collected for local charities.
758 pounds of pet food was donated, 31 cats rescued, 5 pet toys donated and had 2 pet adoptions at our events.
10 teddy bears were collected for the Wisconsin State Patrol to give to children.
Attendees donated 35 pints of blood for the Red Cross and local hospitals.
Along with all of the above also donated were clothing, books and personal items for charity.
The Pagan Pride Day Project has over 100 events scheduled for 2013 anticipated during the Harvest festivals between August and November across the globe with events in the USA, Canada, Europe, and across Latin America.