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Youth Pride Festival in Colorado Springs kicks off June’s Pride Month

Youth Pride Festival hosted by Inside Out Youth Services

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A youth pride festival Saturday June 4th is marking the start of Pride Month today.

Hosted by Inside Out Youth Services, a nonprofit in the Springs, the festival consisted of food trucks, community art projects and live entertainment. The annual event is free for all ages and organizers say its a sober place to celebrate Pride Month.

"We are celebrating pride - inside and out.  It is our, uh, youth pride festival for queer young people and their families and allies and basically anyone who wants to come by and just celebrate pride month, uh, in style."

Liss Smith - Communications Manager for Inside Out Youth Services

The event also featured DJ's, drag shows and music. The event continues until 11:00 p.m., culminating in "Queer Prom" at 7:00 p.m., for ages 13-24.

"Semi-formal dance party, we're going to have a DJ, drag... it's going to be so much fun, and we actually have a clothing closet right here [at Fountain Park] if anyone needs a formal dress and does not have one," said Smith.

To learn more about Inside Out Youth Services and resources available to Youth LGBTQIA2+, click here.

Sam Page

Sam is a Photojournalist for KRDO.

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