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Pride Festival Draws Hundreds To Winston-Salem

10:40 PM, Oct 19, 2013   |    comments
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The rain didn't stop a special celebration in Winston-Salem today.

PRIDE Winston-Salem hosted a gay pride festival and parade downtown. Hundreds of people piled onto the sidewalks of Fourth Street to see groups from across the Triad celebrate.

After the parade, people enjoyed a day-long street festival with food, music and games. 

Organizers say events like this one are necessary. 

"It gives everyone an opportunity to come out in a public setting to realize that they are not alone," said Keith Hicks, president of PRIDE Winston-Salem. "That we are part of the community, we've always been part of this community, and this is a celebration of our diversity and our culture."

This was PRIDE Winston-Salem's first time hosting the event. 

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