The Mid-Missouri PrideFest featured information booths and live performances from both local and national groups.
Though parade attendance was down relative to previous years, students said that inclusivity for the LGBTQ Community has improved.
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“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.”
An estimated 300 participants showed their support Wednesday.