Fort Wayne Celebrates PRIDE 2014

By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

July 26, 2014 Updated Jul 26, 2014 at 11:57 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – People were showing their true colors and pride downtown at Fort Wayne’s 18th Annual Pride Fest.

Saturday Headwaters Park was packed with multi-colored flags, live music, and vendors.

Pride committee members say this year is bigger than ever, and activities were extended to cover four days instead of just a weekend.

Although a short-lived law, legalizing gay marriage in Indiana gave many a reason to celebrate.

"Everybody's very excited about it. There's a lot of couple that are able to celebrate the fact that they're kind of married now, I mean, even though Indiana may not recognize it our Federal Government does. So they can still walk around and say they're married. At least our government accepts it, maybe not our State yet, but our government does,” said Amanda Spiller with the Pride committee.

Committee members say record-breaking attendance both Friday and Saturday shows the community's support for gay rights.

Pride wrapped up at Headwaters at midnight, and the festival celebrations wrap up Monday with "Pride Night" at the TinCaps game.




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