On June 29, Cleveland PRIDE will celebrate its historic 25th Silver Anniversary Parade, Rally & Festival at Voinovich Bicentennial Park, behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

This year’s event’s theme is “Honoring our Founders & Preparing our Future Leaders.”

In honor of their 25th Silver Anniversary, Cleveland PRIDE is excited to present the legendary Deborah Cox as this year’s headliner. A Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling and multi-talented entertainer, Cox has earned three Juno Awards, conquered the R&B and pop charts, including six top-20 Billboard R&B singles, and an impressive ten #1 hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. She played the lead role in Elton John and Tim Rice ’s Broadway musical, Aida, and Co-starred as Lucy in Frank Wildhorn ’s “Jekyll & Hyde”.

“Celebrating our 25th Silver Anniversary Parade, Rally, and Festival means a great deal to our organization and our LGBT community,” shared Todd J. Saporito, Board President/CEO. “We have undertaken a Heritage Video Project, capturing our Cleveland Pride founders, Martha Pontoni and Andrew Cari, historical account of the troubling times which caused them to take action and publicly demonstrate in 1989. We have been releasing segments of this series over the past 8 weeks mobilizing our community for this event.”

Since its inaugural rally in 1989, Cleveland PRIDE has become one of the fastest growing PRIDE celebrations. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, June 29th from 12:00 NOON until 8:00 PM in the heart of Downtown Cleveland, Ohio at a scenic lakeside park located at 800 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114. The event will feature multiple stages boasting a large variety of Midwest entertainment including Musicians, Deejays, Drag Performers, Dancers, Performance Artists and more.

Source: PR Newswire

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