Desmond Pruitt, a founding board member of Little Rock Black Pride passed away on January 24, 2015. Desmond brought his expertise to the organization in 2007 and began working as the treasurer and later the chairman of the organization.
Desmond received his bachelors degree from Philander Smith College in 2004 and graduated summa cum laude, he later received his masters degree from Webster University. Desmond was very active in the LGBT community. He worked as a HIV counselor for The Living Affected Corporation and was also a founding member of the black gay mens mentorship group Strilite. He touched so many lives over the years. Desmond will truly be missed.