Celebrating diversity: In support of LGBT community in Clinton County


In conjunction with June being LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Pride Month, a rally was organized by Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT) of Clinton County and held Sunday on courthouse square along Main Street in Wilmington. Chanda Valentine of ACT said she was thrilled with the turnout. She believes it was the first pride march in Wilmington. Support from passers-by, in the form of car-horn honking and waving, was recurrent. There was one incident when a pickup truck came near and spewed thick black exhaust on the assembled participants.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

At the Pride March, Lee Silverstrim of Wilmington holds a sign that lists the following as people who can experience discrimination: “LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer), women, Muslim, native, black, brown, poor, disabled, immigrant …”. He said during the rally, “I think it’s good people are out here and concerned.”


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

In conjunction with June being LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Pride Month, a rally was organized by Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT) of Clinton County and held Sunday on courthouse square along Main Street in Wilmington. Chanda Valentine of ACT said she was thrilled with the turnout. She believes it was the first pride march in Wilmington. Support from passers-by, in the form of car-horn honking and waving, was recurrent. There was one incident when a pickup truck came near and spewed thick black exhaust on the assembled participants.

At the Pride March, Lee Silverstrim of Wilmington holds a sign that lists the following as people who can experience discrimination: “LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer), women, Muslim, native, black, brown, poor, disabled, immigrant …”. He said during the rally, “I think it’s good people are out here and concerned.”

In conjunction with June being LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Pride Month, a rally was organized by Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT) of Clinton County and held Sunday on courthouse square along Main Street in Wilmington. Chanda Valentine of ACT said she was thrilled with the turnout. She believes it was the first pride march in Wilmington. Support from passers-by, in the form of car-horn honking and waving, was recurrent. There was one incident when a pickup truck came near and spewed thick black exhaust on the assembled participants.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/06/web1_group_pride_p_f.jpgIn conjunction with June being LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Pride Month, a rally was organized by Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT) of Clinton County and held Sunday on courthouse square along Main Street in Wilmington. Chanda Valentine of ACT said she was thrilled with the turnout. She believes it was the first pride march in Wilmington. Support from passers-by, in the form of car-horn honking and waving, was recurrent. There was one incident when a pickup truck came near and spewed thick black exhaust on the assembled participants. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

At the Pride March, Lee Silverstrim of Wilmington holds a sign that lists the following as people who can experience discrimination: “LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer), women, Muslim, native, black, brown, poor, disabled, immigrant …”. He said during the rally, “I think it’s good people are out here and concerned.”
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/06/web1_solo_p_f.jpgAt the Pride March, Lee Silverstrim of Wilmington holds a sign that lists the following as people who can experience discrimination: “LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer), women, Muslim, native, black, brown, poor, disabled, immigrant …”. He said during the rally, “I think it’s good people are out here and concerned.” Gary Huffenberger | News Journal