York County Pride Sponsors

York County Pride could not happen without the generous backing of corporate and private donors. The Rainbow Rose Center is grateful and proud to present our sponsors. These corporations are committed to creating a more inclusive York County, and we are excited to have them as part of this event.

Check out their websites and social media pages by clicking the icons below their logos.

PRESENTED BY

“WellSpan Health is proud to support Rainbow Rose Center and the York County Pride event this June. The Rainbow Rose Center has led the way in creating an inclusive community for all LGBTQIA+ individuals to feel safe and welcome in their everyday lives. WellSpan commends their
leadership in this endeavor and shares the same values of inclusivity and safety for all.”

D. Scott McCracken, MD, family physician at WellSpan Community Health Center in York
Clinical Lead for WellSpan’s LGBTQ+ Steering Committee

Champions of York County Pride

Giant upholds that everyone brings unique contributions and experiences to their job, and we value that. Because we know the diversity of our associates is one of our greatest strengths, we maintain an open atmosphere in which all are welcome.

Giant’s PRIDE Business Resource Group (BRG) focuses on awareness, education, and understanding of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) community. The PRIDE BRG aspires to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment to work and shop for the LGBTQ+ community.

TransCentralPA is committed to providing advocacy and caring support for transgender individuals, their significant others, families, friends and allies. TransCentralPA also provides gender education and information to businesses, organizations, educational institutions and governmental agencies. 

Pride is Ageless, and AARP commits to helping all older adults live their lives with dignity and honor — that includes those who are lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and others.

In 2020, Highmark Inc. was named a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for three consecutive years. Highmark has been recognized as a workplace where all employees are welcome as unique individuals, receiving a perfect score of 100 points in the national Corporate Equality Index.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves the 29 counties of western Pennsylvania and 13 counties of northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Shield serves the 21 counties of central Pennsylvania and also provides services in conjunction with a separate health plan in southeastern Pennsylvania. 

The Capital BlueCross mission is to improve the health and well-being of our members and the communities in which they live. For 80+ years, Capital BlueCross has served Central PA and the Lehigh Valley by offering health insurance products, services and technology solutions that promote health and wellness to their members.

They deliver innovative solutions through a family of diversified businesses to create healthier futures and lower healthcare costs. Additionally, the Capital BlueCross Connect health and wellness centers provide in-person service and inspiration to help people reach their health goals. Capital BlueCross was awarded Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania in 2018, 2019 and 2020. 

Advocates of York County Pride

York Revolution, the most welcoming place in York, values every customer regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other characteristic.  Every employee is empowered to make best day evers!  We educate our employees to help them understand and utilize words and actions that support this attitude and avoid those that contradict it and we address any behavior from employees or fans that is contrary to this goal.

Proud host of York’s Pride Night at the Ballpark 

York College of PA prepares students to build lives of passion and purpose through outcomes-based, experiential learning; dedicated faculty; and state-of-the-art facilities.

Student Organization LAMBDA: LGBT Alliance 
LAMBDA works to provide the York College of Pennsylvania student body with a positive, supportive organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals and their many allies. LAMBDA is a social club for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. LAMBDA also serves as a confidential support group for students who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Through educational activities and events, LAMBDA hopes to make York College and the community more tolerant and accepting of all people.

UPMC’s goal is to make sure all patients are treated with dignity and respect and have their individual needs met while feeling safe and accepted during their care. They hold that all patients and caregivers should have easy access to resources that help them to navigate their health care journey. Across UPMC, 26 Hospitals were recognized by HRC in 2020 for LGBTQ Care Policies and Practices. Of those hospitals, 10 have been designated as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality,” and 16 have been recognized as “Top Performers.”

Sheetz provides kicked-up convenience while being more than a convenience store. Considered a mecca for people on the go, they have what you need to refuel your car or refresh your body. And they’re committed to their customers in providing fast, friendly service and quality products in clean and convenient locations. Additionally, Sheetz is committed to giving back to their neighbors and communities.

Vizzy Hard Seltzer is proud to celebrate ALL LGBTQ+ identities. They want you to be Vizzible for Pride and to Celebrate Responsibly. 

Ace Distributing proudly distributes Vizzy Hard Seltzer and seeks to contribute to the vibrancy of their community and families. This includes creating connection and inclusion with everyone they work with.

Ace Distributing is a leading beverage wholesaler in South Central Pennsylvania.

Vizzy Hard Seltzer

Ace Distributing

Allies of York County Pride

Community Progress Council is paving the path for those in poverty to achieve economic self-sufficiency. They provide comprehensive, integrated services that offer resources and support for individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency. They work with low- to moderate-income people of all ages in York County to examine their current situations and determine how the CPC programs best align with their needs.

Penn State York offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate courses to meet the needs of local students, international students, as well as our community. Penn State York is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. They celebrate individual uniqueness and are committed to a culture of inclusion that promotes intergroup dialogue, understanding, and respect. A diverse campus community enriches and engages its members and serves as a core component of their educational mission.

Rainbow Paws, the LBGTQ+ Club at Penn State York supports equality and respect among all sexualities, while providing a safe place where students can relax and be themselves.

The Democratic Party of York County is committed to bringing the fresh ideas, energy, and hard work needed to make York County a better place for everyone.

DPOYC holds that through Democratic ideals we can build our economy, make health care affordable, retirement secure, government honest and clean up the environment. We create spaces where participants can engage and share their ideas for how to move our government and the party forward.

PFLAG York promotes the health and well-being of all LGBTQ+ people and their parents, families, and friends through support, education, and advocacy. 

They host monthly meetings on the third Tuesday from 7-9PM.

We at Union Lutheran Church believe that we are called to share the good news of Jesus with our neighbors, as we grow together in Christ. We welcome everyone seeking God’s love and grace to participate fully no matter what you look like, where you’re from, whom you love, how much money you have, or whatever other labels we use to divide ourselves. We welcome all gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, and socio-economic statuses, because God welcomes all, and our unity is in Jesus Christ.

Supporters of York County Pride

Here’s our unwavering belief: Everyone deserves access to high-quality, compassionate, non-judgmental health care—regardless of gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Period.

 

Leslie Brengle and Ashley Blucher are happy to support York County Pride with their private donation. The Rainbow Rose Center is eternally grateful for their support.

 

Heritage Valley FCU is committed to the diversity, equity, and inclusion of all individuals in the community we serve. We realize the importance of an environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

 
The York County Federation of Democratic Women want to remind you that every vote counts! From the local school board to the President of the United States every elected official impacts your life, Register to vote and make a commitment to vote in every election. Thank You!

Shipley Energy provides electricity, heating oil, propane, natural gas, and HVAC services that fit your needs and your budget, so you can live worry-free. They strive to give their customers the energy to help them save money, time and resources by offering competitive fuel prices, thorough customer service, alternative energy sources, and 24/7 heating, fueling, and consumer product availability.

Shipley Energy is a proud Supporter of York County Pride.

Royal Square Development & Construction works to restore and revitalize the City of York while also growing beyond the city limits to serve clients’ construction needs across the region.

Through innovative development and construction services, Royal Square Development & Construction aims to positively impact the way that people live and work. Community has always been at the core of what they do, and they know that diversity and inclusivity make for a stronger community. RSDC values the growth in our community and will work to continue to be a part of that growth for years to come.

UUCY’s mission is to be a transformational faith community that:  Serves the religious and spiritual needs of a wide and diverse group of people; Earns recognition as a leader in the work of social justice; Guides our children to become more engaged global citizens.

Whatever your gender, whomever you love, you are welcome at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York 

Providing education, advocacy, resource, and support for our LGBTQIA+ siblings and faith communities or families seeking to support them.

No matter who you are or where you are on your spiritual journey, YOU are welcome at Dover UCC! Do you want to be married in a place that recognizes your spiritual path? Our congregation waits to serve you!

BAE Systems, Inc. is proud to support the York County Pride celebrations. We are committed to inspiring a culture where people always feel welcome to be their authentic selves and where difference is valued as a source of strength. You are valued. You matter. We support you.

As a proud member of the gay community since 1975, I have watched our community grow in strength year after year. Pride is what we carry with us all year long, so it is just right that we celebrate our diversity and utter beauty every year with celebrations across the nation. It’s been quite a ride, hasn’t it? We have come so far and we AIN’T DONE YET! Thank you Rainbow Rose Center for all you have done, are doing and the fabulous work yet to come.

First Capital Federal Credit Union is proud to show our support and encouragement of our employees, families, members, community, and neighbors to be and celebrate their true, authentic selves.  Michelle, our new HR Manager says, “As a proud mama of a queer kiddo, I love how my new employer prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging.  Working for First Capital Federal Credit Union and helping to foster an inclusive and equitable environment is a dream come true.  I love that we are showing our PRIDE by supporting York County Pride!”  

Friends of York County Pride

For over 75 years, our focus has been, and always will be, to put the best interest of our patients first. Today, we continue to keep York County healthy and promote the harmony of one human race. 

You can view the York County History Center’s virtual story map, In Plain Sight: York’s Hidden LGBT+ Story, on our website that tells the stories of the individuals and organizations that worked together to improve the lives of LGBT+ people in the county.

JJ Sheffer has become a Friend of York County Pride with their private donation. The Rainbow Rose Center is eternally grateful for their support.