Upstate Pride announced its annual Black Pride event will happen June 26 to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its allies.
“While nationwide Pride Month Celebrations begin today marking our societal progress toward the equality, safety and peace of the LGBT+ community, it’s vitally important to consider the work yet to do, and to remember where the change began,” Upstate Pride President Caroline Caldwell said on June 1.
The organization organized a Pride week leading up to Pride’s main event on Saturday, June 26 at Falls Park in Greenville. From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., the schedule will include yoga, dance parties and a drag show. There will also be family-friendly live performances, vendors, food, music and a Trans Lives Matter memorial, according to Caldwell.
“We truly have come so far. Unfortunately, considering rising present-day violence against the LGBT+ community, most specifically trans people of color, we truly still have so far to go,” Caldwell said.
You can find out more information about Upstate Pride’s Black Pride here: https://www.upstatepridesc.org/black-pride.