Pride parade coming to Salisbury in 2020
SALISBURY, Md. – One organization in Salisbury celebrated National Coming Out Day by making a huge announcement: Salisbury will host its first ever Pride Parade on June 7, 2020.
“The mayor and I talked a couple of years ago and it was something that we both were very passionate about, but neither one of us wanted to do it mediocre,” Mark DeLancey, president of PFLAG, said about the event.
DeLancey says it took over two years of planning because he and other organizers wanted to make sure the event had enough support. DeLancey says now, he’s sure there’s plenty of support in the city.
“The support is definitely there, the community is definitely here, and we’re ready,” DeLancey said.
He explained that a parade is different than other pride events, and is specifically meant to showcase support and unity in the community, but to also give LGBTQ+ members a voice.
“We want to show you that we’re not going to just hide in the corner and not be ashamed of who we are anymore,” DeLancey said.
To find out more information about the parade and how you can get involved, click here.