Pride Tent

A vision planted from the seeds of past gatherings, we bring to you the Pride Tent.

Our mission is to instill and foster love and respect throughout the entire community, to celebrate all SOULS no matter your gender identity, sexual preferences, race, ability, ethnicity, size, or body you were born into. We gather to honor ourselves, our community, and our ancestors before us. By providing education, support, and a safe space for our 2SLGBTQIA+ family, we will act as a container for you to be seen, heard and validated. Along with classes each day, we will also be holding queer dinner parties every evening and some other special events. Bring your joy, bring your sadness, bring your stories, bring your pride!  

WE ARE HERE. – and we have always been here –


Our purpose is to gather strength as we all come together to create change and (r)evolution. As white, able bodied folks, we both recognize that our perspectives and needs do not reflect the whole. In this light, we hold our role as facilitators loosely and look to You, the greater community, to tell us what you are needing and wanting from this space.


We look forward to celebrating with you, 


Jacks Pleus and Ang Caruso

Pride Leads

Ang Caruso – they/them

Ang Caruso (they/them) is a white, queer, non-binary, able bodied being who lives on unceded Hohokam, Aikmel O’Odham, Yavapai Apache and O’odham Jeweḍ lands in Arizona. Originally from the Ozarks, Ang moved to AZ to attend the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. They have their AOS in Holistic Healthcare with a concentration in Mind/Body Transformational Psychology, specializing in Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy. Ang also completed the Master Massage Program, specializing in Cranial Unwinding, Polarity Therapy and Reflexology. Ang is also an ordained minister. After battling life long chronic illness, pain, inflammation, fatigue, addiction and chronic symptoms, Ang found more healing through using plant foods and now helps support others on healing journeys. Their greatest passion is to serve their 2SLGBTQIA+ community to heal, process, learn, love, evolve and celebrate. You can reach Ang at or on instagram at soul_seeker_az .

Jacks Pleus – they/them

Jacks (they/them) is a white, lesbian, non binary, able bodied person who lives on the ancestral lands of the Steh-Chass, a band of the Squaxin and Nisqually tribes in so called Washington. With a calm and curious spirit they have studied psychology for the past ten years at various universities. Much of their work and studies have led them to working with youth, especially queer youth engaging them in the wild natural world. Currently they work with at-risk youth, supporting them to reach their goals, and continue blossoming into the strong independent people they are. Jacks’ passions are uplifting the queer community through sharing food and compassionate listening, taking walks in nature, sailing, herbalism, and their two cats Muffin and Mushka. You can reach Jacks at their email and on instagram at @shaky_jaguar_love.