Better Late Than Never 

A new organization keeps Memphis' Gay Pride activities afloat.

June is National Gay Pride Month, and Memphis' annual festivities are usually held the first weekend of the month. But this year, Pride Weekend is happening later, due to a change in the managing organization. Mid-South Pride Inc., the new group in charge of the activities, will host the annual pride parade Saturday and a picnic on Sunday.

For the past 10 years, an organization called Memphis Pride Inc. ran the annual festival, but it was dissolved for undisclosed reasons in May. A group of concerned members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community held a public meeting and decided to save the gay pride fest by forming a new organization, Mid-South Pride, Inc.

"We're not going to treat Memphis like it's some island by itself," said Gary Wilkerson, president of Mid-South Pride, Inc. "We should be spanning across nearby states and working with other pride groups."

The parade is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Cooper and Higbee. n

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