Hello Bethel: Second Annual Pride Parade

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Last year’s Pride Parade was the brainchild of Hailey Gesler, now a Bethel Middle School eighth grade student. For a school project, she had researched and written about LGBTQ+ rights. She then asked her mother, Alexis Wilson, for help turning her project into a community event. With a stalwart group of friends and volunteers, Hailey, her mother, and her friend Marcella Antunes brought the celebration to life in six short weeks. The festivities simultaneously raised awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and provided a joyful, welcoming atmosphere for people from all walks of life. It was the first event of its kind in western Connecticut.

Scenes from last year’s Pride Parade event

“Pride is so much more than a big party,” said Raghib Allie-Brennan, community advocate and 2nd Assembly District candidate. “Bethel CT Pride was born out of a need to support and affirm each other, and to show that when friends and neighbors come together, we’re unstoppable. This local event encourages acceptance for the community and creates a space where we can truly show some of the best of what our town has to offer.”

This year’s Pride Parade will be a day-long celebration, centered on the Municipal Center lawn. True to the event’s name, there will be a parade midday. Lineup for the parade will begin at noon, on the corner of School Street and Library Place. The parade will kick off at 1:00, marching down School Street to P.T. Barnum Square and then back to the Municipal Center. The event is family-friendly and pet-friendly. All are welcome to participate. Floats are also welcome, but the organizers ask that you complete this formahead of time. For general information about the day, Bethel CT Pride’s website provides details, including a map of the parade route.

Bethel CT Pride has gained Triangle Community Center (TCC) as its financial sponsor. TCC, a 501c3 organization based in Norwalk, Conn., oversees financial management and administrative support for all contributions to Bethel CT Pride. The event is also supported by Bethel businesses, including sponsors Molten Java, Rainy Day Paperback Exchange, and State Farm Insurance Agent Brennan Purdy, as well as Danbury’s Pour Me Coffee & Wine Café. Bethel CT Pride recognizes the efforts of many community members for allowing this year’s Pride Parade to come to fruition, including Aurora Daily, parade and marching coordinator; Emily Denaro, co-coordinator and media specialist; Katie Bassett-Langin, vendor coordinator; Kait Kyle, entertainment coordinator; Eric Popilowski, treasurer; and volunteers Wendy Cahill, Jesse Cohen, Stephen Colon, Jessica Melendez, Honora O’Neill, and Lauren Rushka.