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Rainbow Advocacy

Advancing LGBTQ+ Social Activism and Healing

aka OUR PRIDE   |   N. Hollywood, CA   |  http://rainbowadvocacy.org
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Rainbow Advocacy

EIN: 95-4584074


Mission

OUR PURPOSE To create programs and projects elevating issues impacting the lives of LGBTQIA+ people around the world, through arts, educational and community honors programming in association with individuals and partner organizations. Through this process, we are able to enhance the global Pride movement of compassion and amplify the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community. OUR GOAL To cultivate the principle of compassion and the compassionate way of life through three main program areas: arts, education and community awards programs. In collaboration with our partners, we seek to address issues such as: racism, oppression, colorism, colonialism, corrective rape, conversion therapy, criminalization, discrimination, equality, mental health & suicide, police brutality, religious oppression.

Ruling year info

1996

President

Mr. John David Boswell

Main address

5730 Cahuenga Boulevard

N. Hollywood, CA 91601 USA

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Formerly known as

Metropolitan Community Charities

EIN

95-4584074

Subject area info

Community improvement

Human rights

Youth development

Population served info

Adolescents

Young adults

Older adults

LGBTQ people

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

What we aim to solve

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To create programs and projects elevating issues impacting the lives of LGBTQIA+ people around the world, through arts, advocacy and community honors programming in association with individuals and partner organizations. Through this process, we are able to enhance the global Pride movement of compassion and amplify the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community. We are seeking to cultivate the principle of compassion and the compassionate way of life through three main program areas: arts, advocacy and community awards programs. In collaboration with our partners, we seek to address issues such as: racism, oppression, colorism, colonialism, corrective rape, conversion therapy, criminalization, discrimination, equality, mental health & suicide, police brutality, refuge & asylum, religious oppression & spiritual abuse, school bullying, transphobia, violence, women's rights, and youth homelessness.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Troy Perry Awards

Launched in 2016, the Troy Perry Awards program is created in honor of one of the visionary founding fathers of the Pride movement, Rev. Troy D. Perry, co-founder of Christopher Street West / LA PRIDE. The Troy Perry Awards recognize fearless LGBTQIA+ young people, community leaders & Pride organizations making an impact through social & spiritual activism.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Young adults
Adolescents

The OUR PRIDE Video & Arts Fest started in 2018 as a youth video competition to a showcase of compassion-focused videos & music submitted by youth (age 19 & under), featuring songs and short videos focusing on personal stories, current issues, social issues, and significant LGBTQ+ people, places and events.

It is designed to align with core curriculum standards and to support mandates of inclusive education initiatives, which require public school courses be non-discriminatory and integrate factual information about social movements, current events, and history of LGBTQ+ people into instruction.

Through research, collaboration and production, the program creates a new awareness and understanding of history, culture and issues, while directly connecting youth with mentors and elders in a cross-generation learning and personal growth experience. ​​

Population(s) Served
Sexual identity
Older adults
Young adults
Adolescents
LGBTQ people

OUR PRIDE Arts & Advocacy Network is a collective of individuals and organizations dedicated elevating issues impacting the lives of LGBTQIA+ people around the world, through arts and advocacy to enhance the global Pride movement of compassion and amplify the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community. The network seeks to address issues such as: racism, oppression, colorism, colonialism, corrective rape, conversion therapy, criminalization, discrimination, equality, mental health & suicide, police brutality, refuge & asylum, religious oppression & spiritual abuse, school bullying, transphobia, violence, women's rights, and youth homelessness.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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Our goals include developing the OUR PRIDE Arts and Advocacy Network, a collective of individuals and organizations dedicated elevating issues impacting the lives of LGBTQIA+ people around the world through the arts and advocacy to enhance the global Pride movement of compassion and amplify the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Our goals include producing the OUR PRIDE Video & Arts Festival, the LGBTQIA+ youth content creators festival featuring short films, video and art, with its own unique festival village, complete with original programming, panels, director and artist Q&A’s, virtual art galleries, and live networking opportunities.

And our goals include producing the Troy Perry Awards. Launched in 2016, the Troy Perry Awards program is created in honor of one of the visionary founding fathers of the Pride movement, Rev. Troy D. Perry, co-founder of Christopher Street West / LA PRIDE. The Troy Perry Awards recognize fearless LGBTQIA+ young people, community leaders & Pride organizations making an impact through social & spiritual activism.

Our strategies include:
1. Developing the network of individuals and organizations committed to enhancing LGBTQIA+ lives
2. Producing festivals
3. Producing community awards programs

Financials

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Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
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President

Mr. John David Boswell

Working on OUR PRIDE, an LGBTQ+ global compassion-focused program of Los Angeles-based 501(c)3 nonprofit Rainbow Advocacy, to amplify social action and advocacy through video, music, arts, and collaborative educational programs. Producing socially conscious media and programs has been an important part of my life from starting out in public radio and broadcast television, producing media programs for a wide range of businesses and socially-oriented organizations. Some past work includes establishing the media companies NeTV Networks and Pacificom International, and for several years as a television producer for the Christian Broadcasting Network in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 03/26/2024
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Board chair

Mr. John Boswell

Independent

Term: 2016 - 2026

Tracee Porter

Yellow Cab Company

Chuck Phelan

National Teleconsultants LLC

Lee Fiske

Telepacific Communications

John David Boswell

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/16/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/02/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.