Galesburg holds its second Pride Picnic

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Drag Queen Story Hour at the Galesburg Pride Picnic this past weekend. (Photo by Rebecca Yowler)

Drag Queen Story Hour at the Galesburg Pride Picnic this past weekend. (Photo by Rebecca Yowler)

GALESBURG — This small city in northwestern Illinois hosted its second Pride Picnic this past weekend.

The picnic was hosted by Safe Space, a non-denominational group for people ages 18-30’s. This group has been formed to give people of this age group who have typically felt judged or ostracized by the church a safe place to hang-out with others of their age from all walks of life and talk about current events and/or topics of spirituality. It was at Lake Storey Park.

The Galesburg Register-Mail reported that the event included food, karaoke, face painting, touch-a-truck, and Drag Queen Story Hour.

Rebecca Yowler, one of the attendees, said she thought attendance was twice last year’s.

From the Register-Mail:

Chris King of Galesburg organized the event and is a founder of Space Space.

Several years ago King saw a need for a social organization for the 18-30 age group, one which people of all identities are welcome and supported.

“We wanted a space where people could talk, they could express themselves and build a community. It started off with that, a place for people to feel safe and to meet people, like a support network.”

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