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Community comes together for Pride Day

Over a hundred people went out to John Dam Plaza to participate in the Tri-Cities Pride Festival Sunday to show their support.

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Over a hundred people went out to John Dam Plaza to participate in the Tri-Cities Pride Festival Sunday to show their support.

Food trucks, music, family-friendly activities and booths filled Richland for the four-hour event.

Officials reported 20 different organizations participated, from democrat groups to boy scouts, area activists and educational groups.

People Action News spoke to say the purpose of pride day is to come together to support and show that the LGBTQ community holds a real presence in our area.

"It's really nice to see such a great turnout and to just know that there are so many people in our community who either identify as LGBT or are allies or supporters and families so it's really amazing," said Geoff Webber of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays or PFLAG.

If you missed the event, all of the organizations are local and said they're happy to offer their help and services to people at any time.

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