Vice President Mike Pence was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana. And his tenure as governor of that state made national headlines when he signed the controversial anti-LGBTinto law.
Over the past few months, the vice president again made national headlines on this topic — first, inwith openly gay U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon ahead of the Olympic Games, then as comedian John Oliver trolled him with a in which the Pence family bunny was imagined in a gay relationship.
In a show of support and solidarity to the LGBT community Mike Pence’s hometown plans to hold its first ever LGBT Pride Festival next month.
Erin Bailey, a high school student in Columbus who came up up with the idea and is helping to organize it told CNN on Wednesday that she wanted to host to the event to “make a change” in her community and in the country.
The event, which is set to take place April 14, will include educational booths, music, drag performances, rainbow-themed food, pride swag and an art show.
Back2Stonewall will be there covering the event and invites all to come and join to not only to support it and make it a success but to also make a strong political statement