Welcome to 1 ENC Pride, a safe, supportive and empowering home for the local LGBTQ+ community in Eastern North Carolina.
1 ENC Pride was founded after the first-ever New Bern Pride Prom when the Pride Prom planning committee members saw the impact the first event had on the surrounding community.
The idea for Pride Prom sparked when David Bucksot had a prom-themed birthday party and saw his friends experience prom for the first time, or in some cases, all over again – but this time as themselves. He wanted to share this experience with the rest of the New Bern community, so he gathered his friends to help create his vision on a large scale.
After the success of the first New Bern Pride Prom, there was no slowing down. 1 ENC Pride is using the 2023 prom as a launching pad for more projects and events in the future.
Check out our website for current and future Proms.