Pride Center West Texas participates in Juneteenth Celebration

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ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar)- Pride month is held each year in June. Pride Center West Texas has been a resource for the LGBTQN+ community since the summer of 2020.

Clint Wilson, founder and Bryan Wilson the co-founder at the Pride Center moved from Florida to West Texas to create a safe gathering space for members of the LGBTQN+ community as well as allies.

For the first time in the Permian Basin, Pride Center West Texas will have a float in the Juneteenth parade.

“We’re very excited to have received a warm invitation and welcome from the group that’s putting on the Juneteenth parade.”

The Pride Center hosts several events throughout the year that engage and educate others about the LGBTQN+ community.

Co- founder Bryan Wilson tells us that the Pride Centers’ Juneteenth float will feature the faces of Black queer icons.

“You can expect to see the faces of Barbara Jordan, Audre Lorde and Marsha P. Johnson…who have this intersectionality of being Black or African American and also being a member of the queer community of being trans or gay.”

Each week, the Pride Center has a number of events for people of all ages and gender indentity.

“We have folks who come in who aren’t gay themselves, who don’t even have immediate gay or trans family members and they come in.” said Bryan Wilson,

For more information on upcoming events/resources that Pride Center West Texas has to offer, check out the website.

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