2021 Yellow Springs News Merchandise
Jul
29
2021
Village Life
Several hundred took part in Saturday's 4th Annual Yellow Springs Pride parade.

Several hundred took part in Saturday's 4th Annual Yellow Springs Pride parade.

Rain can’t dampen Pride

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Several hundred villagers carrying rainbow flags marched through Yellow Springs downtown on Saturday for the 4th Annual Yellow Springs Pride sidewalk parade. Young people, old people, singles and families — even Saturday’s grey skies and constant rain didn’t dampen the parade.

The event, which honored the local LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer) community, followed Friday’s historic Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. On Saturday, the Pride event started out with a family-friendly picnic, followed by singer Tracy Chapman and a keynote speech by Rev. Aaron Saari of the First Presbyterian Church. A documentary on the Rubi Girls of Dayton was shown at the Little Art Theatre, followed by an appearance by the Rubi Girls at Peach’s Grill at 10 p.m.

On Saturday, local 12-year-old Zay Crawford and Melissa Heston’s Wonder Woman served as marshals of the parade.

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