Local Pride Picnic set for June 18

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Jackson PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is hosting a Pride Picnic on Saturday, June 18 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Mike Yokel Park in Jackson. This will be a potluck gathering and participants are encouraged to bring food to share. “We have seen a significant shift recently around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Last year, Jackson had nearly 100 people attend our Pride event," said Mark Houser, local coordinator for Jackson PFLAG. "We look forward to even greater participation this year. Our initial response indicates that Jackson Pride 2016 will be well attended. We encourage our community to attend and show their support for inclusiveness and social justice. Jackson will be joining hundreds of other communities across the country hosting Pride events this June.” [image: Inline image 1] The first Pride events in the United States started in 1970 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through support and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. Jackson PFLAG holds monthly support group meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church. For more information about Jackson PFLAG and Jackson Pride, contact Mark Houser at or at 307-733-8349. You may also contact Houser to volunteer in organizing Jackson Pride. Mike Yokel Park is on Kelly Street, two blocks west of Redmond Avenue. *Feature Photo: h/t Mark Houser / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #whatshappening