Norfolk Area Pride was established in 2019 under the name River Valley Pride. The name was changed to Norfolk Area Pride in 2020.
David Cockrum, a physician with Faith Regional Health Services, knew Norfolk needed a Pride organization and that the Norfolk Area was ready to support one.
Norfolk Area Pride planned to have their first ever family-friendly Pride Festival in 2020, but COVID-19 had other plans. Thankfully, Pride 2021 will be celebrated on September 18.