Pride in the Park Family Festival draws thousands


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An annual festival in Shreveport promotes change and equality. 

Thousands of people gathered at Betty Virginia Park for ‘Pride in the Park Family Festival’ to promote love. The festival is put on each year by PACE which stands for ‘People Acting for Change and Equality’.

The event celebrates Northwest Louisiana’s LGBTQ community. People enjoyed several great vendors, food trucks and live music.

“It really brings people in the community together because if you look around there’s all kinds of different people here and that’s what we love,” said Sam Ortiz, PACE.

“I think It’s fun and progressive. That we can all come together in 2019 and have experiences like this,” said Dylan Moreno, Attendee.

“Just be yourself and don’t be afraid to stand up for what you are and what you believe in,” said William Mayes, Attendee.

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins also attended to judge the costume contest.

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