NWA pride events get boosted police presence after Orlando attack

Posted: June 17, 2016 at 1:11 a.m.

The Comedians of NWA rolled along in the Pride Parade on Saturday, June 27. The truck bed featured live music and Houston Hughes dressed as Jesus.

A boosted police and security force will be on hand during Saturday's annual Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade following Sunday's attack on a gay nightclub in Florida, although participants say they don't expect any danger.

Participants walk the NWA Pride Parade on June 27, 2015, while carrying a large rainbow flag on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

Participants walk the NWA Pride Parade on June 27, 2015, while carrying a large rainbow flag on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

NWA Pride schedule

All events are in Fayetteville.

Today

• 6 p.m.: NWA Pride Pub Crawl, Dickson Street. Tickets available at nwapride.org

• 9:30 p.m.: Queens of Dickson Show, George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. Tickets available at nwapride.org.

Saturday

• 11 a.m.: 10th Annual Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade, Dickson Street. Free and family friendly.

• Noon, or immediately following the parade: NWA Pride Festival & Rally, Old Main Lawn, University of Arkansas. Free and family-friendly.

• 8 p.m.: 7th Annual White Party, George’s Majestic Lounge. Tickets available at nwapride.org.

Sunday

12:30 p.m.: NWA Pride Interfaith Fellowship Gathering, Spirit of Peace, 902 W. Maple Street. Free and family friendly.

Source: NWA Center for Equality

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