PRIDE 2021 Date Announced!

The APA PRIDE event subcommittee met on Sunday, March 28th to discuss subcommittee chairs and a tentative date for PRIDE 2021.

After much deliberation and debate, it was decided that we will hold a PRIDE Parade and Event on Saturday, September 25th, 2021.

The reason for this late Summer/ early Fall date is due to the oppressive Texas heat and covid concerns with the safety of our attendees. (You can’t have drag queens outside if they’re melting.)

After how awful this past year has been for everyone we are hoping to bring a little gay ray of sunshine to everyone’s lives. We hope to see you all this September for PRIDE 2021!!

Author: Sam

Sam is the President of the Abilene PRIDE Alliance. He is a local progressive, rural government activist and works at TRUST Web (a web design firm) as the owner. He is also co-owner of WHITL Woodworking (a jewelry manufacturer). Sam has been an avid organizer since he attended the University of North Texas studying psychology. It's a passion that followed him his entire life. He ran for the Texas House of Representatives in 2018 and again in 2020 to draw attention to the lack of education funding facing Texas and the dire situation that most rural water infrastructure was in. Sam's hometown made national news several times for the amount of lead content in their drinking water. The issue remains unaddressed. In 2019 when he was chair of Indivisible Abilene he helped to put on Abilene's largest PRIDE event to that point in two weeks on $500. Over 500 people were in attendance at Everman Park. It was this event that would lead to the creation of the Abilene PRIDE Alliance. In the fall of 2019 Sam, James, and several other LGBTQIA people held the first Abilene PRIDE alliance meetings. Since then, they have formed an online database for affirming...

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