In recent years, the LGBTQ+ community has been a target for violence. Some instances including the Colorado Springs Nightclub shooting in November and the Pulse Nightclub Shooting.
Local LGBTQ+ activist Christian Almas, for one, has had enough. He and others in the community have worked through the proper permitting channels to hold a Proud and Pride Protest and March at Town Point Park in Norfolk from on April 29 from 1-5 PM.
“Our community has been the subject of ever-increasing violent attacks, and it’s time to we need stand up for our rights, gay rights, drag queens and kings, trans lives and trans people of color,” said Almas. “We are going to hold that on our backs and we are going to get through this.”
Participants will begin gathering at Town Point Park at 12:30 PM. AT 1 PM, the processions will proceed down Main Street and circle back to the Park. The march will be followed by community speakers, performances, and fellowship.
The LGBT Life Center will have an informational table, and there will be a voter registration table.
The event is free and open to all.