Vincennes celebrates LGBTQ community with Pride festival

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VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Pride Month may be coming to a close soon, but in Vincennes, this weekend’s Rainbow Over The Bridge Pride Festival was just an example of the year-round celebration of LGBTQ members of the community.

This was the second year that Vincennes hosted the festival in conjunction with Pride on the Wabash.

The festival included over 50 local organizations and vendors. Aside from food and games, the evening included live music and a family friendly drag show.

“We need these kinds of events to make people celebrate who they are, celebrate our differences so that they can feel comfortable to stay here. We don’t want our kids to grow up and leave and always run to the coast or the larger cities, they shouldn’t have to. Now if they want to we support them but they shouldn’t feel forced into doing so and so that’s why these events are important it’s a celebration of who they are and who we are and an accepting and affirming community,” said Spencer Pride member Jacob Balash.

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