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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 05:17 AM

Thousands Attend Inaugural Pride in Pence's Hometown

The first Pride celebration in Columbus, Indiana, the hometown of notoriously anti-LGBT Vice President Mike Pence, was a hit.

“The first gay pride festival here, the hometown of socially conservative Vice President Mike Pence and a city that once drew protests against health benefits for same-sex couples, proved surprising Saturday,” the IndyStar reported.

“The turnout was larger than expected,” the outlet noted. “More than 2,000 people cared less about the gloomy weather and more about the message.”

The celebration was organized by high school senior Erin Bailey, stemming from a class project. “It’s crazy,” she told the newspaper. “It’s awesome.” The celebration covered two blocks and featured drag performances and three dozen vendor booths.

Read more: http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2018/04/thousands-attend-inaugural-pride-in-pences-hometown/

Cross-posted in the Indiana Group.

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