About Us

The Pride Cheerleading Association (PCA) advances charitable cheerleading globally by creating community, developing resources, and spreading cheer in pursuit of equity for every individual in LGBTQ+ spaces and beyond. PCA is an affiliation of Member Teams that raise spirits, awareness, and funds for causes in the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. Conceived in 2004 from the natural evolution of community-based, charitable cheerleading, PCA is now a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization.

PCA's four Pillars of Purpose:

1) DEVELOP new teams and existing teams: Provide education, tools, and infrastructure to grow charitable cheerleading teams.

2) SUPPORT teams and their volunteers: Offer encouragement, inspiration, and guidance to empower member teams and their volunteers to thrive.

3) UNITE member teams and their volunteers: Foster community, collaboration, and belonging across and within member teams.

4) RALLY for LGBTQ+ causes: Raise spirit, awareness, and funds for LGBTQ+ communities and organizations.

 

The PCA Delegation offers representation to each Member Team and acts as a support network to share resources, experiences, and innovations among established and developing LGBTQ community-based cheer teams.

 

The PCA Board of Directors guides and governs the corporate operations of PCA and develops and maintains partnerships with like-minded organizations.

PCA is a community partner of the Safe Space Alliance: an LGBTQI+ led non-profit organization that aims to help people identify, navigate, and create safe spaces for the LGBTQI+ community worldwide! Find our name on the international directory of places where LGBTQI+ people can freely express themselves without fear.

PCA is a Full Member Organization of the Federation of Gay Games. Charitable cheerleaders have been at every single cycle since the Gay Games I in 1982 in San Francisco. PCA has been a strong support to both the mission of the Games itself and to the volunCHEERleaders who assemble every four years to cheer for LGBTQ+ athletes, fundraise for charity, and compete for medals. Find our name on this international list of FGG Member organizations.

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PCA Board

Meet PCA's Directors and Officers!

Kaitlyn Metcher
Kaitlyn Metcher

President Vancouver, WA

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Sara Toogood
Sara Toogood

Secretary San Mateo, CA

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Mark Hedelund
Mark Hedelund

Treasurer Renton, WA

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Colyn Fiendel-Milani
Colyn Fiendel-Milani

Director New York, NY

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Announcements!

Congratulations to the newest Directors Elect from the October 2022 election:

Valina Eckley (her/she)

Steven Hornik (he/him)

Lindsay Miller (she/her)

Terms begin in January 2023