From protests and a Pride parade to working against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and more, the transgender community in Lawrence celebrated joy and resilience in many ways throughout 2023.
Here’s a little more joy from Lawrence PRIDE’s Saturday celebrations. The block party featured community organizations, drag artists, families, friends, lots of love, and even an engagement.
The Lawrence PRIDE parade and block party brought colorful celebration to downtown Saturday, but they also included messages of support and resistance for transgender and gender-nonconforming folks who have been targeted by legislation in Kansas and beyond.
Lawrence PRIDE celebrated the first weekend of Pride Month with a downtown parade and block party. As people waved rainbow flags and walked dogs wearing rainbow tutus, the event showed what it can look like when a community comes together for the sake of diversity, love and acceptance.
Lawrence PRIDE will return Saturday, bigger than ever before. Featuring a street parade, block party and drag show, the event will also include info about Kansas’ new anti-trans legislation and a gender marker clinic.
”Almost 54 years (after the Stonewall riots), the idea of being arrested after a genital inspection doesn’t feel all that far-fetched once again,” Courtney Farr writes in this column.
Save the date: Lawrence PRIDE is coming back Saturday, June 3, and this year’s event will include a street party, organizers say.
Lawrence PRIDE, which recently expanded to become a nonprofit, hosted its Queer Prom Friday evening — ”the prom we always wanted and never got to have,” one event organizer said.
Lawrence PRIDE has expanded to become a nonprofit, which will allow the organization to use additional funding resources and host more community events with the goal of providing everyone with a safe and welcoming space.
Two days of Lawrence PRIDE celebrations culminated in a gathering at South Park, a parade down Massachusetts Street and a party at Abe & Jake’s.
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