The First annual Corning Pride Festival takes place Saturday, June 15 at Centennial Park.
The event will run from Noon to 4:00 p.m. and is meant to recognize what it means to be proud of who you are.
“So it’s the fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall,” said Hannah Jones Outreach Educator Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes. “It’s where pride began as a protest and also for everyone to come together anyone and everyone. As we say, love is love,” Jones added.
And there is a great deal of pride in terms of upward progress politically and socially.
“This will be a big deal in Corning, because it’s the first time Corning will have a pride event,” said Manager and Co-Founder of Card Carrying Books. “We are really excited and really proud about that fact and really excited to offer that to the LGBTQ community that’s here in the Southern Finger Lakes,” added Blagg.
Both woman are hopeful for a strong turnout. They’d like to emphasize that Saturday is an event and not a parade.
Corning Pride is free to attend. Free museum admission is good for two consecutive days, June 16 and 17, and must be redeemed on June 16.
For more information on Corning’s Pride festivities click here.