Champaign-Urbana Pride Parade and Fest, Sept. 16

CHAMPAIGN — The Up Center will hold its annual Pride parade on September 16th with Uniting Pride being this year’s theme.

The parade will make a loop of downtown Champaign starting at 4 PM. Local kink club Champaign-Urbana R.A.C.K. will be joined by Peoria’s River City Bears in the march this year. All are welcome to come and march with them. They will start forming up at 3PM in the parking lot north of E. Main St bounded by N. Fremont and N. Walnut St.

Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism Cory M. Jobe is this year’s grand marshall.

The parade will be made available later Saturday evening on Urbana Public Television’s YouTube channel, youtube.com/uptv6. It will also be shown throughout the following week on Urbana Public Television.  UPTV is available locally on Comcast channel 6, AT&T U-verse channel 99 and i3 Broadband channel 6.  UPTV also livestreams it’s signal 24/7 on our website, urbanapublictelevision.org.

For more information please visit http://www.unitingpride.org/2016-pride-parade-. To march with the kink and leather contingent, please contact brettpeugh@gmail.com.

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