LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland Credit to CLE the event will return on June 3, 2023 with a march and festival.
“Pride is a movement, not just a moment,” said senior director of programs Gulnar Feerasta, “and as a program of the Center, pride is fundamental to how we continue to move the movement forward.”
Although Pride has been around in Cleveland for a long time, in 2016 the Center launched the annual Pride in CLE event. After two years of virtually celebrating due to the pandemic, revelers returned in person last year.
After marching downtown, attendees will join the festival at Malls B and C, between First Energy Stadium and Superior Avenue. There they can enjoy entertainment, food trucks and local vendors.
“This is an event fueled by community pride for self-expression, love and intentional promotion of the diverse intersectional identities of our community,” Feerasta said in a press release.
In addition to the celebration, the event aims to advocate and empower Cleveland’s LGBTQ+ community.
“In 2022, the LGBTQ+ community in the United States suffered multiple violations of their rights to access basic health care and education,” the Center said in a statement. “In 2023, the protection of queer people, who are constantly misrepresented, will be strengthened.”
With months to go, the Center has not announced any Pride in CLE details, but is asking that “any organization looking to find a partnership can find leadership at our site or request more information” from director of development and communications Matthew Graves.
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