Nashville Pride announces festival theme

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"Free to be ME,” will be the theme of Nashville Pride’s nineteenth annual Pridefest, which will be held on Saturday, June 2, in Nashville’s Centennial Park on West End Avenue.  

According to the Nashville Pride Board of Directors, this year’s theme is significant to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community after a year that saw stunning setbacks on the political front.
 
“I believe this year’s festival will be, for many of us in the GLBT community, the climax of a very tough, sometimes disappointing prior year,” says Nashville Pride President Todd Grantham.  “Our community has been ‘roughed up,’ and we are a bit bruised, but we’re not down. We are here to show everyone that regardless of political outcomes we are still proud individuals who will continue to make a difference not only in the GLBT community, but Middle Tennessee’s as a whole.” 
 
The event hopes to foster a sense of pride, community and awareness of, about and for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community through education and outreach to that community and the community at large.
 
The nineteenth annual Pridefest celebration is free and open to everyone. For more information on the celebration,  visit Nashville Pride’s Web site at www.nashvillepride.org.