***A FAVORITE Picture**** Parade Goers Carry A Huge Rainbow Flag Past City Hall On Lakeside Avenue During The 27th Annual Cleveland Pride Parade On Saturday Aug. 8, 2015. The Parade And Festival Was Billed As Cleveland Pride 2015 Rewind Because The Originally Scheduled Day Succumbed To Bad Weather In June. About 1,500 Participants Marched In The Parade East Down Lakeside Avenue And North On East Ninth Street To Voinovich Park (Lisa DeJong/The Plain Dealer) ORG XMIT: CLE1508081745339902

Pride in the CLE

Mark your calendar for the Second Annual Pride in the CLE™ on Saturday, June 3rd 2017.

After the success of 2016’s inaugural Pride in the CLE event, local LGBTQ+ community members, organizations, and leaders are proud to announce that the event will be returning in 2017. The march and festival will take place on Saturday, June 3rd as part of a week of celebration that begins on Monday, May 29th and ends on Sunday, June 4th.

Many of the organizations involved in the planning process last year have returned to ensure the success of this year’s event, including support from the City of Cleveland, Cleveland City Council and Ward 3 Councilperson Kerry McCormack.

There was overwhelming positive feedback for Pride in the CLE™, held in Public Square on August 13, 2016. The comments expressed how important the community felt it was to have the event in such a visible location. That visibility remains a key focus as the event returns to Public Square this summer.

Further details including march registration and volunteer opportunities will follow and can be found on the LGBT Community Center’s website, www.lgbtcleveland.org.

Photo: Lisa DeJong/The Plain Dealer