• About Us

    Remember | Resist | Rejoice

    HoCo Pride is a collection of events and programs that are geared toward the support of, advocacy for and education about the LGBTQ+ community in Howard County. All proceeds earned go to supporting HoCo PRIDE!

    HoCo PRIDE is fiscally sponsored by PFLAG Columbia-Howard County a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization in partnership with County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball. All donations are

    100% tax deductible.

  • Who We Are

    Planning Committee Members

    Jumel Howard

    PFLAG Columbia-Howard County

    Committee Chairperson

    Chris Hefty

    LGBT Interfaith Network

    Sponsorship Coordinator

    Alisha Tronetti

    Community Outreach Coordinator

    Akbi Khan

    RoCo in HoCo

    Event Blogger

    Becca Niburg

    LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Logistics Coordinator

    Steve Charing


    Event Blogger

    Bob Ford

    Howard County Human Rights Commission



    Katie Dant

    Crisis Specialist

    Safety Coordinator & Police Department Liaison

    Tina Field

    Crisis Hotline Manager

    Entertainment Coordinator

    Tara Garwood

    LGBTQ+ Advocate


    Videography Coordinator

    Sarah Cooke

    Howard County Library

    Akbar Tolbert

    LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Social Media Coordinator

    Kimberly Prium

    LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Office of Community Partnerships

  • Our Partners

    Thank you to all the organizations that have come together to make HoCo PRIDE possible!

    Hosting Organizations

    PFLAG Columbia-Howard County

    Hosting Organization

    Office of County Executive Calvin Ball


    Community Partners

    Historic Savage Mill


    AARROW Sign Spinners


    Choose Civility

    Howard County


    Howard County Library System


    Banner Day Films