TAG hosts 2nd annual Pride in the Park event

Published: Oct. 10, 2021 at 12:07 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - On Sunday, the Tyler Area Gays (TAG) celebrated the 2nd annual Pride in the Park event at Lindsey Park. The event featured more than 75 vendors and food trucks, a DRAG/Entertainment show, and a Poochi-Licious fashion show for the dogs.

“It’s nice because you can feel safe in an environment with people that support you,” TAG chair Jay Hilburn said.

“Tyler is a very tough city for the LGBT,” Hilburn said. “Surrounding cities, like Longview for example, have pride festivals all the time. So it’s good to see Tyler participate, and we want to join in with the community and have a good time.”

Hilburn said last year, the event was at Southside Park and this year it moved to Lindsey Park because of the growing attendance. “We hope next year will be even bigger than this,” Hilburn said.

Jennifer George, the communications and marketing manager for Special Health Resources said SHR offered free HIV and Hepatitis C mobile testing.

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