Wednesday event highlights diversity and inclusion.
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month celebrated each year to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. (Look it up)
The goal is to honor and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, as well as to raise awareness in society so that people can break free from the stigma and biases that surround them.
While these celebrations have long been a part of many metropolitan areas, many rural areas still struggle with archaic prejudices and fear when it comes to the LBGTQ folks who have long been a part of their community.
This Wednesday there will be a Pride Celebration at Brooks Park in Downtown Newaygo. This event provides an opportunity for people to look beyond their previously held ideas about the LBGTQ folks among us and possibly develop a bit of insight into the importance of diversity to any community.
Near North Now is proud to be a sponsor of the event and hope that folks will lay aside their preconceived notions when it comes to the LBGTQ people in our community who add so much to who we are.
Here is what we received from event organizers:
On Wednesday June 28th beginning at 6:30pm join us to celebrate Pride!
There will be entertainment, food trucks, games, giveaways, a photo booth and much, much more.
This is a family friendly community event brought to you by Illuminate Counseling & Wellness and Little Mitten Landscape.
We are celebrating unity and encouraging a culture of acceptance in our community so come join!
Be proud be loud and above all…
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