“I think it’s been the mode to kind of go with the flow, keep things on the down low. People are still afraid to hold hands on the downtown mall,” the groups president, Amy Sarah Marshall, said. “People are still afraid to tell people at their job that they’re gay.”
Man, that’s stinks…gay people afraid to hold hands on the DTM? Come on, Charlottesville!
Well, the folks at CPCN are planning to do something about this. The first Pride Festival will be held in Lee Park on September 14 from 2 to 6pm. There will be music, food vendors, and a general big celebration. They are also looking for volunteers, sponsors, and performers. Contact festival organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org to help out.
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