As queer communities around the globe struggled with a pandemic, we also faced the challenge of bringing our people together - at a distance.
We went virtual with messages of hope and clarity from our board members, promising to bring the community together once again.
"We are powerful because we have survived."
On the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, LGBTQ+ communities across the nation celebrated this milestone with festivals and parades with a little extra glitter.
We celebrated for a full week with different events each night. Look at the pictures below to see that twinkle in the eyes of all the revelers.
In 2019 not only were we celebrating our 3rd Pride Festival, but overall, as a nation, we were celebrating the 50 Year MIlestone of the Stonewall Riots, a pinnacle of LGBTQ+ Culture. We couldn't only show you a few photos, but invite you to see many. many more in our photo album and JTV's Pride Fest album
Jackson's Sophomore Pride Festival came in 2018, giving the community a continued feeling of spirit. Jackson hosted the Pride festival and parade again in August, so that all of our neighboring LGBTQ+ communities could host their festivities without conflict, and that we in Jackson could come support our neighbors.
Jackson's 2nd Pride Festival and Parade, as told through the eyes of our beloved community. If you'd like to share your photos of 2018's festivities to be displayed here, please contact Jackson Pride Center at Info@JacksonPrideCenter.org
click on the link below for more photos.
"You don't have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values."
With the passing of the Non-Discrimination Ordinance (NDO) earlier that year, there was a sense of pride the community was feeling as the year went on.
With the beginnings of a Pride Center, what would be better than hosting a festival and a parade? Well, Michigan came to visit Jackson to help celebrate the important