About Us

Akron Pride Initiative

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Akron Pride Initiative is to advocate for the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Akron and the surrounding counties through programs and events that draw strength from the collaborative talents and skills from individuals in the community.

Who Are We?

The Akron Pride Initiative is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center located at 895 N Main Street in Akron, OH. The services and activities are open to any person who is supportive of the LGBT Community.

What Do We Do?

CANAPI serves as a safe meeting location for several LGBT organizations in the Greater Akron Area. LGBT social clubs, political organizations and religious groups hold their meetings and activities at CANAPI.

CANAPI also hosts seminars, educational meetings and social events. A unique feature is the fact that all of our groups and activities encourage the inclusion of diversity from within the LGBT Community.

One of CANAPI's groups is New Pride: a coming out support group.

You’re invited to visit CANAPI! Attend our meetings and events!

When you’re at CANAPI, you’re among friends and family!!!