Columbia’s Mid-Missouri Pride 2018 spreads love for all at Saturday’s event.
Though parade attendance was down relative to previous years, students said that inclusivity for the LGBTQ Community has improved.
The comments ironically prove the necessity of the LGBTQ Resource Center
The official MU Facebook account received negative criticism for posting the photo in the comments.
About 500 people participated in the event.
Throughout the month, students are encouraged to share photos of themselves showing their pride with the hashtag #onwednesdayswewearpride or #wearpridewednesdays.
"Drag is very celebratory of a character and a caricature in its performance whereas transgender is living your everyday life as you truly are," Struby Struble said.
“Rather than hide or run away with our sexual orientation, we celebrate it,” said Richard Thompson, an open LGBT community member. “It’s not bad, it’s not wrong. It’s awesome.”
Naomi Daugherty was the first spoken word performer at the show.
An estimated 300 participants showed their support Wednesday.
Andrea Gibson performs slam poetry set for MU Pride Month
The discussion was part of the ongoing Pride Month events.
The parade was sponsored by the MU LGBTQ Resource Center.
Speaker E. Patrick Johnson has written three books.
The event allowed anyone to experience a typical prom.