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Compton PRIDE Festival (AUDIO)

By Charlotte Robinson, July 05, 2019
The first annual Compton PRIDE Festival will be held on Saturday July 6th from noon to 8P on the Compton College campus at 1111 East Artesia Boulevard in Compton, CA. The free event will be an inclusive, family-friendly festival for people of all ages with live performers, entertainment, carnival games, food trucks, a DJ & 150 resource vendors. This first annual event is designed to create a safe, accepting celebration for our LGBTQ community. Tina Binda, Administrator of Star View TEAMMATES, a non-profit mental health/social services organization serving youth & their families stated, "Compton is an area often devoid of resources for the LGBTQIA community & yet it's an ideal place to highlight & recognize the benefits of diversity. Compton is easily underestimated & even marginalized much like the LGBTQIA community, so we wanted to celebrate gay rights as well as the anniversary of the Stonewall riots 50 years ago." A few dozen rappers, comedians & singers will take the stage, including DJ T-LA STORM, Bre-Z from the All-American, BRITT-J from American Idol, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, TV personality/singer James Wright, singer/songwriter Lunalovebad, & even Tommy the Clown. Speakers include celebrated activist Jewel Thais-Williams, who has promoted gay identity since she founded the first African-American gay nightspot in Los Angeles which was one of the first black discos in the U.S. In this exclusive audio byte we talked with Jewel about how she sees our LGBTQ community moving forward in this Trump administration.
For More Info: comptonpridefestival.com
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