The PFLAG Group decided to organize the first Pride March within Howard County, believing that the diversity of the population deserved a parade.
“Howard County [is] such a population center for the state but we don’t have an event to highlight the diversity we supposedly treasure here,” the vice president of Howard County chapter of PFLAG, Jumel Howard, told The Baltimore Sun. “This is a great way to not just show how much we care for the LGBT community [but] to educate the community on some of the issues that affect the LGBT community.”
The Pride March will be held on June 29, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Centennial Park in Ellicott City and already nearly 3,000 people are expected. The theme this year is “Remember, Resist and Rejoice”.
Maryland has four other LGBTQ Pride in D.C., Baltimore City, Montgomery County, and Frederick County.
For more information on the LGBTQ Pride in Howard County, visit the official website howardcountypride.org.