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Dorell Anthony is an actor from East Texas that has always been bigger than his surroundings. After graduating from Texas State University with a degree in Performance and Production he moved to New York City to continue his career in acting. Although stage was originally how Dorell was trained his love for film has grown bringing him to this point in his life. In addition to completing two of his very own features that he wrote and produced (Homecoming and its sequel Homecoming 2) he has also been featured on the NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” Prospect Parks reboot of “All My Children”, "Blue Bloods","General Hospital",award winning digital series “Asunder”, and most recently new digital podcast soap “Forever and a Day”. Dorell is very proud to have the support of such a wonderful collaborative team with "Pride: The Series" and “Pride: The Podcast” .This is for all those out there who have been afraid to follow their dreams and who simply want to be understood in this world. Dorell is repped by CP Talent Management and BMG Talent.


As a small-town Texas native, Braden Bradley made the move to New York City in 2010 after graduating from Texas State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre to experience all the opportunities the city has to offer.  After overcoming the difficulty of coming out as a gay man in a small southern town and being forced into gay conversion therapy, Braden's life-mission is helping those in need.  Being a former Mr. Gay New York, Braden incorporates drive, confidence, and compassion into his daily work as a media specialist at Edelman, as well as his personal side-hustle projects including PRIDE: The Series/Podcast and Saturday Morning Live!, which can be viewed on Brooklyn Public Access, and his candle company.  Braden is currently working on his memoir, title yet to be determined, detailing his personal experiences with conversion therapy - proceeds to benefit The Trevor Project.  Braden has discovered that life is truly what we make of it.


Ashley has been singing since she was 4 years old, starting off in church. She decided to make a career out of her passion for performing and graduated from Converse College with a BM in vocal performance. After graduation she has performed in multiple musicals and went to Rome, Italy and played 2nd Lady in the opera The Magic Flute. Since moving to NYC she is Executive Producing and starring in Pride: The Series on Amazon Prime. She has recurred on General Hospital and is proud to be a part of the NY Pops Essential Voices USA, performing annually at Carnegie Hall. She thanks God, her parents and her friends for supporting her unconditionally. She would not be where she is without them.


Hailing from a small, conservative town in Texas; Adam made the move to New York City in 2010 after receiving his BFA in Performance and Production from Texas State University. Since moving to NYC, Adam has been Executive Producing and acting in PRIDE: The Series on Amazon Prime. He also is a co-host on the spin-off PRIDE: The Podcast, available everywhere you listen to podcasts. In addition to PRIDE, Adam has worked as a production assistant on shows like Starz's ‘Power Confidential’, VH1’s ‘Love & Hip Hop NY’ and FOX’s ‘SYTYCD’. Adam wants to thank his friends and family for the continued support and love. None of this would be possible without them.


Ayo’s Oneké Cummings’ artistic journey began in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. Her
entire childhood she dreamed of being a doctor, so after moving around with (and without) her
family, she headed to Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and started as a Biology Pre-Med major.
After just one semester in the science department, she quickly realized her passion was NOT in
biology.  After some soul searching, she discovered the Spelman College department of Drama
and Dance where she discovered her true passion. Ayo did not want to be a doctor; she wanted to
play one on TV.  After graduating from Spelman, Ayo interned with Georgia Shakespeare,
followed by working at Climb Theatre in Inver Grove Heights, MN. She then attended graduate
school in New York at the New School for Drama. She’s been acting, writing, directing and
living in New York, where she met the rest of the Pride: The Podcast crew. She initially was a
guest host but is now happy to be welcomed into the fold.

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