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Youngstown Gay Pride Parade June 8 downtown

Published: Sat, May 11, 2013 @ 12:15 a.m.

Staff report


The Youngstown Gay Pride Parade steps off at noon June 8 at Woodlawn Avenue near downtown Youngstown.

It will proceed to Market Street and cross the bridge to Central Square.

The theme of the parade is “Embracing Diversity,” which encourages showing appreciation and respect for the differences among people. Anyone is invited to march in the parade, including military personnel and local business representatives.

The parade is the highlight of the Fifth Annual Youngstown Gay Pride Festival downtown June 7 and 8.

Entertainers are needed for both days of the festival. Clowns and other kid-friendly acts are welcome.

Volunteers, marchers, and performers can go to

prideyoungstown.org for more information or to pledge support. For more information, call 330-799-1240.


1taxme(361 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Brown. Would that include gay families?

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2rocky14(836 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

If you are gay,you are gay.Just don't go throwing it in my face.
Is their a straight parade?

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3LtMacGowan(714 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Of course it would. He did say Family Day Parade! What kind of cynical man would even assume that didn't include loving gay families as well.

FOR SHAME on your cynicism.

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4bumbob(146 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

This sounds like it will be a good event. I hope it goes well.

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