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The 2022 Ark Valley Pride Parade is scheduled for June 4, part of a long weekend of fun focused on Riverside Park that begins June 3 and runs June 3 through June 5.

Registration for the 2022 Ark Valley Pride Celebration has been extended through Sunday, May 29. There are no fees.

Chaffee County Clerk Lori Mitchell speaking to what Pride means to her. Image by Brooke Gilmore.

For the full schedule of events and activities, revisit this Ark Valley Voice story about the Ark Valley Pride events all occurring under this years theme of “Just Say Gay.”

Ark Valley Pride will notify people in Riverside Park at 2:30 p.m. that the Parade is about to begin. For those just coming for the parade, be in Riverside Park by 2:45 p.m. The parade begins promptly at 3:00 p.m.  and there is no need to register.

“Our mission is to create a community-driven, accessible, healthy, and alternative Pride experience for LGBTTSQIA+ families and allies while generating support and resources for our community,” explains organizer Jimmy Sellars. “The PfCA currently provides support for more than 360 youth in Chaffee County and over 1,500 adults and approximately 3,000 local community members participate in Ark Valley Pride every year.”

*For those who may not know, LGBTTSQIA+ – stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, + all of the identities that fall under the Queer umbrella. The Partnership for Community Action (PfCA) is a grassroots movement of Queer and Trans people working towards liberation by amplifying our shared voice, building community, and connecting all LGBTTSQIA+ people, their families, and allies in rural Colorado.

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