Indy Pride Week kicks off with Saturday 5K downtown

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indy Pride Week kicks off Saturday in downtown Indianapolis.

Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the different events throughout the week.

The week starts on Saturday, June 4, with the annual 5K downtown.

Then, for the first time, an interfaith service will be held on Sunday, June 5. Organizers say a focus this year is to show that the LGBTQ community and faith do go together.

Of course, the parade on Saturday, June 11, is a huge draw with 60,000 people expected to attend. That’s followed by a celebration roughly twice that size on the American Legion Mall.

Organizers say, through continued political struggles both locally and nationally, the LGBTQ community sees more support every year.

“It provides a great opportunity for people to learn about a segment of the community that, to be honest, has been invisible and has been invisible for a long period of time,” said Jason Hinson-Nolen with Indy Pride. “[It’s] now gaining such visibility through the course of legislative action that sometimes is questionable.”

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