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"On Point For Pride"

So it’s officially Pride Month and I don’t think that I have made an official post about the start of another month of celebrating the diversity and inclusion that is the foundation of Pride. For sure, this has been a very busy month. With my Spanish class, getting ready for another school year and working on my housing situation, it has been a slow start for me into the celebrations. But I am definitely happy that if there is no other time throughout the year to feel special about who you are, Pride Month gives everyone every reason to and that is something I hope will one day, not only be something to celebrate in our park and on our streets but also throughout every aspect of our lives.

Waking up these days and knowing there is so much to look forward to throughout the month is encouraging. Pride is more than just community, it is about family. And that’s why every year, pride events mean so much to so many people. Local community centers come alive around this time of the year and of course, if you are in Fairfield County and feel that you need somewhere to be this Saturday, Pride in the Park, Norwalk makes a great date.

Triangle Community Center’s annual Pride in the Park is is the core of Fairfield County’s Pride events. It’s the center’s largest fundraising event and it brings together people from in and out of Fairfield County. Some of your favorite LGBT performers and drag queens may show up as well. The list of performers this year includes Trixie Mattel from RuPaul’s Drag Race, comedian Julie Goldman, and musician Crystal Waters. And these are all free live shows.

To find out more about other events throughout the state (maybe in your town), Triangle also recently released it’s Pride Guide, you should check it out. Find something near you and support and share with the community. I included the link here: http://www.ctpridecenter.org/2017_pride_guide

On another note, hard work does pay off. I could call this my pride gift… I have received a scholarship through the Point Foundation. A bit thrilling, considering that I almost gave up on believing that I would ever be considered. But yes! I did it!

A little about the Point Foundation… this is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBT youth. It has mostly assisted disadvantaged LGBT scholars to make a successful transition throughout college into their individual field of study.

I would encourage any LGBT youth to apply for a scholarship with this prestigious institution. This is the link if you would like to learn more: https://pointfoundation.org/thepoint/mission/.

I will share some more about this incredible experience, as well as Pride in the Park this weekend.

2 Replies to “"On Point For Pride"”

  1. RaiC says:

    Shoutout to Pride month!! It feels good knowing that everyone will be celebrating together and coming together in solidarity. I never thought of the word “pride” to represent family… so now I am looking at things from a completely different perspective.

    I hope to catch some events. When I was in NY last weekend, a lot of the locals were out. Restaurants had the LGBTQ rainbow flag in their windows… it felt great to see that.

  2. Kevin A. says:

    I was in Bridgeport yesterday for what I learned was the city’s third pride event. I walked with Triangle in the street during the march and it was just a great experience. That was my very first pride march and I guess it made up for me missing out on the New York Pride (again) last June.

    But Pride is really a life thing, a ‘family’ or just, in general, being whoever the heck you are and being proud.

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