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Being Better Neighbors in Erie, Colorado to Host Second Annual Pride Event

Being Better Neighbors in Erie, Colorado to Host Second Annual Pride Event


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Erie, Colorado (June 2, 2023) – Being Better Neighbors will host its second annual Erie Pride event on Sunday, June 4, 2023, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The celebration will be held in Downtown Erie on Briggs Street, between Moffat and Cheesman streets.

The family friendly event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a marching band, a DJ, Drag Queen Storytime, a Drag Performance, vendors selling amazing items, nonprofit organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community plus food and dessert trucks.

We are very excited to host our second annual Pride event,” said Christina Pisano, Board Member. “This event is a celebration of people coming together in love and friendship to show support and create a safe space for our LGBTQ+ community.”

The event is organized by Being Better Neighbors, a nonprofit organization that works to embrace Erie’s growing diversity and nurture an inclusive town. The organization provides resources and support to LGBTQ+ individuals and their families.

The Being Better Neighbors Erie Pride celebration is part of a larger national movement to celebrate LGBTQ+ rights and visibility. Pride Month is celebrated every June in honor of the Stonewall riots, which took place in New York City in 1969. The riots were a turning point in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.

The event presents a great opportunity to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community and to show your support for equality. For more information, please visit the Being Better Neighbors website, www.beingbetterneighbors.org.


Shavonne Blades grew up on the West Coast but moved to Colorado in High School. She left for California after school and returned to Colorado in 1990. She got her start in media at the age of 21 in Santa Cruz, California as an advertising sales rep. Having no experience and nothing more than a couple of years as an art college attendee she felt the bug to work in media at a young age. She learned that by helping her customers with design and marketing, their campaigns would be far more successful and has made a 30+ year career in design, copywriting, and marketing for her clients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPy4MMdcfLg.She has always chosen to work in Independent Media and believes deeply in the need for true, authentic Community Journalism. She is proud that YS has never compromised journalism standards in its 20+ history and continues to print YS on paper monthly while also expanding web coverage. She has worked at 3 Alternative Weeklies and founded Yellow Scene Magazine in 2000. You can learn more about Shavonne's adventures in the YS 20th Anniversary issue: https://yellowscene.com/2020/10/08/the-yellow-scenes-red-tornado/

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