The Pride Coalition is finally going to coordinate what seems like a natural fit: Austin's annual Pride Fest
Well, just this week, we received word from Chuck Smith over at Equality Texas that after 13 years of presenting the main Pride Festival for Austin, the organization is handing the reins over to this freshly minted coalition. You can get involved with this new coalition through www.pridecoalition.org.
This is great news for Central Texas on many fronts. First, it means directly involving a wider variety of community activists in the decisions surrounding the annual event. Second, it means pulling from a much larger pool of already-engaged volunteers. And, third and most importantly, it frees up ET to do what it does best: represent us to the suits under the Capitol dome.
Way to go, ET, and thank you for 13 years of service and kickass coordination of one of Texas' largest and most visible Pride Fests.
In the meanwhile, Equality Texas could use not only your financial support but your envelope-stuffing skills to boot. See Fri., Sept. 5.
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