SOU Sponsors SOPride Festival and Parade

(Ashland, Ore.) —Southern Oregon University and SOPride will host the 6th annual Southern Oregon Pride parade and festival on Saturday, October 10, in downtown Ashland. The parade begins at 11 a.m and concludes in Lithia Park, where there will be music, vendors, and entertainment in honor of the LGBTQIA+ community
This year’s theme is “Be Yourself, Change the World,” paying tribute to those many identities that make up the rainbow of Pride spirit, as well as the challenges many face in trying to better local and global communities.
This year’s event follows several significant accomplishments for the LGBTQIA+ community, including that nationally recognized right to marry. The event will also recognize Grand Marshall Claudia Alick and Honorary Grand Marshall Matthew Reynolds for their contributions to the local Pride movement.
All are invited to celebrate with SOU, SOPride, and the local Ashland community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Ashland.
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