• About Us

    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 and the Inner Arbor Trust.

    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/Volunteer 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


    Kimberly Prium

    LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Office of Community Partnerships

    Abby Hendrix

    LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Food Vendor Coordinator

    Bryan Sorrentino

    LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Fundraising Coordinator

    Stephanie Wall

    LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Parade Planner

    Sophie Bertrand

    LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Pride Zones Coordinator

    Stephanie Cascone

    LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Media/Marketing Coordinator

    Becky Hawk

    LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Vendor Coordinator

    Annie Mason

    LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Graphic Designer


    LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Volunteer Coordinator

  • 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


    The Inner Arbor Trust


    Presenting Sponsor

    E.C. Pops

    Community Partners

    Historic Savage Mill


    Banner Day Films


    AARROW Sign Spinners


    Choose Civility

    Howard County


    Howard County Library System