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Downtown Lafayette host OutFest

Lafayette's annual pride celebration kicked off Saturday evening.

Posted: Aug 17, 2019 9:19 PM
Updated: Aug 19, 2019 9:09 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — OutFest was held on Main Street in downtown Lafayette.

The event aims at increasing awareness of the L-G-B-T-Q+A (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Ally.) community in Greater Lafayette.

Tickets were 7 dollars.

The event featured more than 70 vendors, like IU Health Arnett. People like Mayor of Lafayette Tony Roswarski, Mayor of West Lafayette John Dennis, State Representative Sheila Klinker, and Indiana State Senator (R), Ron Alting were in attendance. 

There was also live music and performances.

President for Pride Lafayette, Ashley Smith, said this event was a great turnout and hopes this will send a message to the community. 

"They can take away and see if they hear somebody saying something that's not maybe the best thing," said Smith. "They can say, you know what I went down, I met some of the folks, and they are good people they are just like you and me."

Later on in the day, there was a drag show. Pride lasted until midnight on Saturday.

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