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Otsego County: Second Annual Pridefest

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Otsego Pride Alliance will present the second annual Oneonta Pridefest on Saturday, June 2. Last summer’s highly successful inaugural event prompted organizers to set their sights on an even bigger, more exciting celebration this year. The group recently launched a new website (www.otsegopridealliance.org) where the public can obtain information about OPA and the Pridefest, as well as viewing a complete calendar of events

Oneonta Pridefest, like its counterparts all over the world, is dedicated to providing a safe, supportive space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, their friends, family and allies. During the month of June, celebrations of diversity in the form of festivals, marches, performances and parades are held in communities large and small in commemoration of the June 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, considered the birth of the modern lesbian and gay liberation movement.

Locally, a group of organizers from Oneonta and the surrounding area holds meetings and fundraising activities year-round to support Pridefest, which will feature a rally and family-friendly festival in Neahwa Park, as well as a march through downtown Oneonta. Five Star Subaru is the primary sponsor of the 2018 event. In addition, the Otsego Pride Alliance will hold a variety of fundraisers such as Bingo and a We Are Family Dance in the weeks leading up to Pridefest. All event details are listed on the website.

Interested individuals should visit the website https://www.otsegopridealliance.org/ for more information, including ways to get involved or to provide support to the Oneonta Pridefest.