The subject of marriage equality was thrust into the limelight recently with both the president and vice president voicing support of same-sex marriage. So organizers of this weekend’s PrideFest say it’s fitting that this year’s theme is “Changing Minds Together.”
“It helps that we have the support of the two highest positions in our country,” said Justin DeVries, president of the Capital City Pride board. “I think with more people like them standing up for marriage equality, there’s a greater chance of all us being treated equally. It also helps some of the people that are struggling with coming out and being who they are.”
The weekend event in the East Village aims to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, as well as allies.