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June 24, 2017
Cleveland Pride invites all to join us for the 28th annual festival on June 24th as “United We Stand OUT” at Voinovich Park! This theme reinforces the idea that we are not alone- we are part of a strong, resilient community that remains united through adversity.
Cleveland Pride is committed to creating a safe space to unify all people in celebration of our diversity. Our diversity in beliefs, genders, sexualities, races, religions, abilities, ethnicities, creeds, and more is the beauty that makes the LGBTQ community and our allies so strong. Together, we create the rainbow, a symbol of love and acceptance, that has limitless potential to change the world.
United We Stand OUT as a powerful force, ready to take on new challenges. Although the community has made some significant gains in recent years, there is still work to be done. Advancements towards racial justice, transgender rights, and general education about LGBTQ issues, just to name a few causes. We are proud of the people who came before us, who fought for us, but we must also stand out proud of those who continue to fight and find our own ways to stand up and stand out. Call local government officials, share your story, and advocate in your own community. No action is too small to make a difference.
This June, we remember our past and look forward to our future as we stand out against oppression, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, and racism. We stand OUT everyday by showing that love conquers hate and that by remaining true to ourselves and joining with our neighbors, we have infinite strength. On June 24th, join us at Voinovich Park as “United We Stand OUT” in support of the past, present, and future of our LGBTQ community!