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Pride Month Wraps Up

The following post comes from HRC Membership and Community Events Manager, Tommy Lodge:

Pride month is over, and what a month it was! The final weekend of the month is what we consider the “big weekend” of pride. Massive celebrations of our community took place in locations such as Seattle, St. Louis, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City and many others. Some of the grand marshals at these parades were; The Color Purple author Alice Walker (San Francisco), newly out country singer Chely Wright (Chicago) and HRC’s own “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal spokesman Eric Alva (Seattle) – the first service member injured in the 2003 Iraq War.

We hope that our presence at pride inspires people to get involved with the Human Rights Campaign. We are always looking to bring new energy and talent into the work we do. Volunteerism is the lifeblood of HRC, and pride is one of the primary vehicles that helps connect people with the meaningful work we do. We have held countless conversations with members of the community about both our political and foundation work.HRC volunteers carry the 50’x25’ HRC flag in the Seattle Pride Parade.

Overall, HRC was represented this weekend at:

  • Baton Rouge Pride
  • Bend Pride (OR)
  • Chicago Pride
  • Cleveland Pride
  • Harlem Pride
  • Houston Pride
  • NYC Pride
  • San Francisco Pride
  • Santa Fe Pride
  • Seattle Pride
  • St. Louis Pride
  • St. Pete Pride (FL)
  • Twin Cities Pride (MN)

While pride ‘month’ is over, our struggle for equality continues. HRC is proud throughout the year and will celebrate roughly 25 more pride events in 2010. As always, keep up with these events at www.hrc.org/pride. Yours in pride, Tommy

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