Brazos Valley Celebrates Pride Month with a Community Picnic

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – June is Pride Month and it’s a time for the LGBTQ+ community to come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves. It is also an opportunity to raise public awareness of current issues facing the community.

Nearly 300 people gathered at KinderHill Brew Lab in downtown Bryan on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the annual Pride Picnic.

The event hosted by the Pride Community Center featured entertainment, food, drink, games and fun for the whole family.

Brazos County Health Department Sexual Assault Resource Center. and other vendors were on hand to provide information and resources about and for the LGBTQ+ community.

Event organizers say it’s important to celebrate the full range of identities this community represents and provide a safe space for all to celebrate.

“Today’s picnic is all about getting together and getting together,” said Josh Tutt, vice president of the Pride Community Center. “Building community is how we cope when it’s tough. When people are against us and sometimes when people aren’t so friendly, that’s how we have the strength to keep fighting, to be ourselves against people who would rather conform or be silent.

Other events last weekend included a launch party and drag show at 101 in downtown Bryan and a pool party at The Cove. Earlier this month, multiple organizations gathered for the second straight year on First Friday in downtown Bryan to celebrate.

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