802 PRIDE welcomes you!

Volume 123, No. 6June, 2023

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 month to celebrate Pride, please look out for an email with a date and time for it! Email us at if you want to be included in the meet and greet, or haven’t attended a virtual meeting and want to join us in person for pride!

— Jesse Kissel & Justin Vance, Co-Founders