Upcoming EVENTS:

 Come out and join us on August 14, 2021 for our 3rd Annual Mister & Miss Kentucky Black Pride pageant. The event will be held at Uniqueness Unlimited Entertainment 3120 Pimlico Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky 40517. Pageant starts a 6pm. $10 cover charge. 

Entry fee for contestants are $50.00, registration starts at 3pm. Winner will receive $250 the night of pageant, $100 booking fee and $150 step down (Total value $500), plus a crown and sash. 

For more information please contact Ka'Ron at (859) 285-3091 or email us at kentuckyblackpride@yahoo.com. 

Become a VENDOR!!!

We are now accepting application for our Annual Pride in the Park Festival. Interested in becoming a vendor go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekMFjyMVEMfWIFu3Bk_7TOFXs_wuOtJ1DG2PH7YQHzPwRSfA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Our Sponsors:

We are thankful to the supports of 2021 Kentucky Black Pride Festival.


 Toyota Manufactory


Imperial Court of Kentucky




Fairness Campaign 

In Loving Memory 


JOHN G. Bentley


Mother Janel Claiborne 

June 16, 1967-February 8, 2020

John Bentley passed away on February 8, 2020. John was a founding member of Kentucky Black Pride, who helped our organization create programs and workshops to educate our community on HIV/AIDS Awareness. John as was known as Janel Claiborne, and created the House of Claiborne to help struggling teens and gay guys, mentoring them and providing a nurturing role as a parent to many of them who's family had rejected them. John will be sadly missed. 


"Gay pride was not born out of a need to celebrate being gay, but instead our right to exist without prosecution."

– Shawn Ka'Ron Bumpase


Kentucky Black Pride Inc. meets every 1st & 3rd Monday at the Northside Branch Library 6:30pm. All is welcome to attend..

2021 Officers & Board Members

Shawn Ka'Ron Bumpase



Special Services Provided:

-Youth Mentorship

-LGBTQ Counselor

Serving since 2016

Nicole M. Taylor

Vice Chairman


Special Services Provided:

-Pride in the Park Director

-Community Engagements

Serving since 2018


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