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Highlands County shows its pride

Jun 29, 2021

Emmanuel United Church of Christ participated in the 2021 PRIDE Event

By Sharon Weatherhead, Highlands News-Sun

SEBRING — The LGBTQIA Community showed their pride and spirit on Sunday, June 27 when they held the 2nd annual Sebring Pride Walk 2021. The event was on hold in 2020 due to COVID, so this was a long anticipated event.

For those who are not familiar with LGBTQIA, the letters stand for: Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Allies.

President Joe Biden proclaimed June 2021 as Pride Month, in a Presidential Proclamation on June 1. “I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the achievements of the LGBTQ+ communityto celebrate the great diversity of the American people and to wave their flags of pride high.”

The Sebring Pride event began with photos taken at the Lake Jackson pier. The party then moved to the Mon Cirque Wine Bar on Commerce Avenue in downtown Sebring. Rev. George Miller, pastor at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Sebring, was the guest speaker. “What a joy it is to speak here today,” Miller said. “I am a proud gay pastor. You all need to know that you are beautiful and perfect just the way you are...


Photo by: Emmanuel United Church of Christ

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