DRUID CITY PRIDE FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS QUEST FOR LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE
By WVUA 23 Reporter Cameron Dobbs
Druid City Pride ended its week of events with the fourth annual Pride Festival at Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa Sunday afternoon.
The family-friendly event featured over 50 vendors, performances by musicians, drag queens and a special headliner, Leslie Jordan. Jordan is famous for his role as Beverley Leslie in the TV show, “Will and Grace.”
The crowd erupted in laughter while Jordan told stories about his life, ranging from his childhood relationship with his late father, to him throwing the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game.
“There was a godly light shining on Nationals Stadium that day,” Jordan said.
Jordan’s stories reflect love and acceptance in the LGBT community, which is exactly what the Druid City Pride Festival hoped to accomplish as well.
“The festival gives everybody the opportunity to come out, be themselves, and show that we are a part of West Alabama and we’re just like everybody else,” said Russell Howard, director of Druid City Pride.
Although Pride Week has officially concluded, members of the community can still get involved with Druid City Pride by visiting their website to stay up-to-date with all events.