On Saturday night, hundreds of rainbow-like LGBTQ community members and allies lit up the Night Pride Festival on the streets outside the legendary nightclub in downtown Raleigh.
According to organizer Brandon Moore, the neighborhood party aims to spread awareness, promote education and provide financial resources to the LGBTQ community.
This festival not only celebrates the history of pride – it commemorates the first gay pride celebration of Raleigh for 30 years, when it celebrated the celebration of more than 2,000 people from the Memorial Clock Tower of North Carolina State University to the Capitol Square on June 25, 1988. Activities – Also looking forward to the future rights of LGBTQ.
The proceeds of the event will be donated to the Crape Myrtle Festival to support people living with HIV and AIDS.
“For us, it’s not just this community, it’s all-encompassing,” Moore said. “People from all walks of life, people from all walks of life. Looking at the smiles and expressions on people’s faces, this is everything.”
Drag the Queen to light up the stage’s lips to sync and dance with neon shawls and gleaming tights, while the diverse and colorful participants crowded the streets to explore the suppliers and learn about various community organizations.
Outside the main stage, Queen Vidra Jones and Genesis Carter are mixed with decadent rainbow costumes that passersby show off.
“I am one of these people, walking around, wholeheartedly, now I look like this big old man,” Jones said with a smile, laughing under a huge red hair tower.
On the street, Matthew Glenn, chairman of the LGBTQ Wake County Democratic Party, urged participants to invest in a booth next to Allison Dahle in November, Alison Dale at 5 In the month, he won the Democratic primary and won the House of Representatives seat.
“Weirdness is a political issue,” Glenn said. “Using this place is very important to ensure that people understand their rights and the risks of the agency.”
Durham resident Mani Antoine watched a distant tow show with a hand-painted logo and a SpongeBob model, saying she was mining “all gay energy.”
“We just love each other,” Antoine said.