N.C. 'Pride' celebrates 25 years

Posted September 26, 2009
Updated September 28, 2009

—  The annual, statewide North Carolina PrideFest was held Saturday at Duke University.

"This year's event at Duke East Campus will continue our legacy of gay-and-straight community-building and gay rights awareness building. Following our signature manner, it will bright, positive and focused on what we've accomplished together," said Keith Hayes, spokesperson for the Pride Committee of North Carolina.

The first pride parade in the state was held in 1981. Over 4,000 people attended this year's event, Hayes said.


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  • dwntwnboy Sep 28, 2009

    Was a great day. The weather held out and everyone was shocked at the number of churches marching in the parade, along with college, and high school groups. Good time was had by all. Even had corporate sponsors including a local grocery store and an airline that flies out of RDU. The times, they are a changin!!

  • csplantlover Sep 28, 2009

    I'll say it again -YUCK....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I were 25 years younger..........

  • ncva Sep 28, 2009

    Wow, that's pretty impressive. I can't imagine a pride parade taking place in NC 25 years ago.