The first annual Three Rivers Pride Festival (TR Pride) is set to take place in June of 2023. The event was inspired by a series of solidarity rallies that were held earlier this year. During those rallies, the community showed overwhelming support for the LGBTQ+ community.
It is no secret that the LGBTQ+ community has long been marginalized, this still rings true today. TR Pride aims to show the local LGBTQ+ community that they are welcome in Three Rivers. We want people of all ages, races and genders to feel loved. There are many organizations that would have us turn back the clock on progress. TR Pride is on the frontlines fighting to maintain and further that progress. One way TR Pride hopes to do that is through the first ever annual Three Rivers Pride Festival, which will take place in June of 2023.
The event is being organized by a committee of passionate and dedicated volunteers. Currently, the committee is planning on one day filled with live music, entertainment, merchants and food vendors.
This event is being made possible, fiscally, through a partnership with Main Street Media Group (Watershed Voice). TR Pride is required to have a fiscal sponsorship through a 501(c)3. Watershed Voice’s work in the community made for a perfect fit with TR Pride.
“Watershed Voice strives to promote equity, equality, and inclusion of all people with its reporting, and Three Rivers Pride is attempting to do the same for the local LGBTQIA+ community,” Watershed Voice Executive Editor Alek Haak-Frost said. “We want to do whatever we can to make Three Rivers a more loving and accepting place, and serving as Three Rivers Pride’s fiscal sponsor allows us to play our part.”
The committee is looking forward to updating the community as the event progresses. Donations to the event can be made out to Main Street Media Group (Watershed Voice) with “TR Pride” in the memo or through our GoFundMe page.
“I am so excited to take part in such a monumental event in our community,” Andrew George, Chairman of TR Pride, said. “The world is finally starting to embrace compassion and love. I don’t want Three Rivers to be left behind. Not only am I excited to help other marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community, I am excited to show the world that Three Rivers is ready to embrace compassion and love, as well.”