This Saturday the City of Corning will host the first PRIDE festival. 18 News spoke to the Corning’s Police Department about what steps they are taking to ensure public safety.
“With the extra patrols. We have, plus our normal shift patrols on top of that, plus with you know, assistance if something was to occur or if we got a complaint or something,” First Lieutenant Richard Swan said. “We would investigate it. Possibly calling the Sheriff’s Office, State Police to assist us.”
Lieutenant Swan said there is nothing to fear or worry about. He encourages people to come out and enjoy the festival and the rest of Corning.
Corning PRIDE Festival will be held Saturday, June 15 from Noon to 4 p.m. at Centennial Park and Market Street.
“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible.”
~ Library of Congress