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Rainbow colors soar at Memphis Pride Parade
More than 100 organizations and thousands of attendees gathered at Robert Church Park and Beale Street Saturday, June 3 for the Memphis Pride Festival and Pride Parade hosted by Mid-South Pride.
The festival comes on the third day of Pride Month and on the same day Federal Judge Thomas L. Parker ruled against the Adult Entertainment Act, more commonly referred to as the drag ban and passed by Tennessee legislators, as unconstitutional.
Vanessa Rodley is the president of Mid-South Pride. Rodley said Memphis LGBTQ activists have been organizing Pride events in some form or another since 1976 and the parade has grown exponentially since.
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