Black Pride will be a series of events over the weekend in June to celebrate LGBTQ black people in Colorado.

DENVER – For the first time the Denver community will celebrate Black Pride this month of Pride.

The event is co-organized by Youth Seen, an LGBTQ support organization.

“Being black and gay black in Denver was a little upsetting,” said Theariale St. Cyr. “The ‘gay lifestyle’ is really being commercialized for my Caucasian brothers and sisters and that’s the prevailing force here, it’s hard to deal with.”

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On stage is St. Cyr’s Miss Felony Misdemeanor, a queen of the LGBTQ community who is now part of the task of penetrating two parts of her world.

“We want Colorado to promote this and grow it as big as possible,” said St. Cyr. “So yeah, we’re giving birth to it, but Colorado will raise it.”

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Black Pride will be a series of events over the weekend in June to celebrate LGBTQ black people in Colorado.

St. Cyr said he hoped it would be a safe place for those who have not felt accepted in the past.

“This is where Black Pride will take Juneteenth and Gay Pride and put it all together,” he explained. “For those who don’t feel like they are walking into either, hopefully this will be a place for them and for everyone, not just blacks. We want everyone to be proud of who they are. “

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More information about the Black Pride events can be found here.

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