What started as a high school project for Erin Bailey (pictured above) soon grew out of the one-block festival that she had originally intended. More than 2,000 people showed up Saturday in spite of the rain to have a rainbow-drenched day of joy and Pride in homophobic Vice President Mike Pence’s hometown, Columbus, Ind., The Indianapolis Star reports.
Affirming churches had booths, town leaders attended, and a Mike Pence look-alike, Glen Pannell of New York, came — all to create a more welcoming community for everyone.
Here’s the event page on Facebook.
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