History of Afro Pride Federation, Inc

Afro Pride Federation Inc is a community organization that was founded in May of 2020. (Yes right in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic) The organization was founded by Broward County native Damon Jones (Clinical Psychotherapist) and Donald Gunder (LGBTQ community organizer). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic not only highlighted how African Americans and other people of color were disproportionately affected by COVID-19 but the pandemic also a highlighted issues involving exclusion, racism, and discrimination in multiple areas of life needed to survive & thrive ( healthcare, mental health, social inclusion, economic inclusion). The LGBTQ+ people of color represent a smaller percentage of the African American population and related subgroups that endured additional injustices due to the intersection of being a person of color and LGBTQ+. (85% of the Black & Brown LGBTQ+ population identify also as Black/African American) Injustices such as societal violence, economic hardships, unaffordable healthcare, access to housing, access to mental health & substance abuse services, systematic racism & exclusion, and other multiple types of discrimination.


We understood in our efforts to eliminate the disparities in Broward County that people of color in the LGBTQ+ community face, we must acknowledge the following;

: Policies agendas that address members of this community must consider intersections of race, class, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity

Community-driven leadership that highlights a needed change towards the transformation of our economic & social relationships that act as systematic barriers and play a huge role in disproportionately high rates of needs and lack of current community resources in the Black & Brown LGBTQ+ community of Broward County


We understood that it would take a community effort to advocate for change, pursue economic justice, and create safe places to heal, celebrate self-love, and save human lives. The community influenced South Florida Afro Pride Federation, Inc community organization was founded with an aim to execute its mission.


   Community Partners & Collaborations

  • Amythest Mental Health Agency of Broward

  • Fort Lauderdale Pride

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation

  • The Smile Trust, Inc

  • The Black Coalition

  • Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN)

  • Center for Black Equity

  • Winning Entertainment Team

  • The Michael Law Firm


Funding: All donations are tax-deductible. 

If you would like to volunteer, donate or assist Afro Pride with our community service expansion plans please email:


Phone: (954) 951-2911