The 25th annual Nashville Pride Festival will return to Riverfront Park on June 15, this year presented by Coors Light. The annual event is
Tennessee’s largest celebration of LGBT diversity and continues to garner growing support from sponsors nationally and locally.

Pride President Allan Gonce said support from Coors Light speaks to the increasing awareness of the importance of LGBT equality on a national and local level and also bodes well for the future of Nashville Pride, a nonprofit organization.

“We are thrilled to have the generous support of Coors Light as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary in 2013,” Gonce said. “Thanks to our many national and local sponsors and donors, we are confident that this year’s festival will raise the bar once again for celebrating diversity and equality in Tennessee.”

Nashville Pride joins a respected list of LGBT organizations supported by Coors Light including The Trevor Project®, Matthew Shepard Foundation, GLAAD®, HRC, and Out and Equal. Other sponsors of Nashville Pride 2013 include Bridgestone, Curb Records, Hard Rock Cafe, Play Dance Bar, Tribe, Video Game Technologies, Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce, Baker Donelson, Vanderbilt University and Fifth Third Bank.

In fact, Coors Light was the first brewery to institute a non-discrimnation clause based upon sexual identity in 1978 and GLBT Coors employees have enjoyed full domestic partner benefits since 1995.

General admission to the 25th Annual Nashville Pride Festival is $5 and allows access to more than 100 vendors in the Nashville GLBT Chamber Marketplace, live entertainment on three stages, an inflatable kids’ zone, artists’ village, mobile food vendors, cold cocktails and much more. The event runs from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. VIP tickets ($50) are available online and include private bar, two drink tickets, food and private restrooms.

The event will kick-off with the Equality Walk. More than 300 people walked the one-mile loop in 2012 representing more than 20 community groups and increasing awareness of the celebration well beyond the festival gates.

Keep visiting O&AN for up-to-date Nashville Pride information and become a CORE member by visiting their website here.

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