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C-U Celebrates Sixth Annual Pride Parade

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Performer twirls rainbow flag at the Pride Fest parade.

Pride Fest weekend kicked off Saturday in downtown Champaign with a parade. A special sense of celebration was in the air with the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide last June.

The Supreme Court’s ruling was a historic victory for gay rights, but the twin cities of Champaign-Urbana have also been evolving in terms of acceptance as seen in the evolution of Pride Fest. Follow the link for live coverage of the parade and learn more about the growth of the festival.

If you are interested in learning more about C-U Pride Fest or getting involved with next years celebration you can contact The Uniting Pride Center through their website.