802 PRIDE welcomes you!

Volume 122, No. 6June, 2022

Jesse Kissel & Justin Vance

802 Pride is a grassroots collective of culturally and ethnically-diverse LGBTQIA+ musicians who are members of Local 802. We provide a safe space where members can come to us for support, a sense of community, and better visibility and inclusion in our industry for the LGBTQIA+ community.

We are aiming to have our first in person meeting this summer to celebrate Pride month, and also share and discuss the results of the survey we sent out last year polling members about their experiences at LGBTQIA+ musicians. If you didn’t get a chance to fill it out before, please fill it out here: Local 802 LGBTQIA+ Survey We’ll announce a date soon, but would love to hear from members as to any topic they’d like discussed. Please email us at if you want to be included, or haven’t attended a virtual meeting and want to join us in person!

— Jesse Kissel & Justin Vance, Co-Founders