OKLAHOMA City (KFOR) – The Oklahoma City Delight Alliance and Pridefest attendees kicked off pleasure gatherings in Scissortail Park Friday, which bundled all the things from concert events and foods to drag shows.
The Oklahoma summer season sun beaming down didn’t cease the park from getting packed.
“This message, it speaks for alone, be who you are and be Ok with that,” mentioned Bralon Thomas, a Pridefest attendee.
“I’m delighted to be right here,” explained Selena Mendoza, a Pridefest attendee. “I’m joyful that everyone can occur jointly and rejoice becoming who you are and all people else getting who they are.”
Organizers of the party stated come rain or glow, the display have to go on and nobody’s raining on their parade. The gatherings will go on as scheduled as a result of the predicted weekend rain, barring any lightning or other crazy temperature, according to Hannah Royce, the president of the Oklahoma Town Delight Alliance and organizer of the function.
Friday night time saw upcoming to no temperature concerns ahead of Saturday’s pleasure parade at 10 a.m. This will be followed by a lot more Pridefest events, foodstuff, beverages and so forth until finally Pridefest wellness day on Sunday.
Law enforcement officers could be observed on every corner close to the perimeter of the park. Royce stated they also hired Stonewall Security to shield attendees.
“The anticipations that we have is that this genuinely sets the tone and the trajectory for the up coming 20 a long time for our town,” Royce claimed. “We’ve witnessed that extraordinary breadth and depth that our queer local community has to provide. We just take up every single crack and crevice in our city.”
This Pridefest comes one particular yr following 2020’s cancelation due to COVID-19. A whole listing of the weekends delight functions can be observed by clicking below.
Go to www.okcpridealliance.org for extra data about Pridefest.
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