What are folks at Pride so proud about? Craig Richardson spoke to some of the attendees to get a sense of how things have changed since Pride Fest began in Colorado Springs 20 years ago.

 

2 Responses to Proud at Pride

  1. kathryn says:

    I shared so many of the feelings expressed in Craig’s video at Pridefest on Sunday. I remember my first Pridefest, in 1994, when the Independent was the only sponsor and there were protesters on every corner. Most of the parade came from Denver back then. This year’s sponsors included Home Depot and Kaiser Permanente, among many others, and the parade was made up of locals, including several delegations of churches marching and singing in support. How things have changed. I’m filled with pride for our city.

  2. Jeff says:

    How awesome to see we’ve come so far. When I moved here five years ago people still commonly called us “the hate state”. Can we keep up the momentum and swing the pendulum totally in the other direction? I hope so.

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