Gulf Coast Equality Fest takes place this weekend in Biloxi

To celebrate the LGBTQ community, the Gulf Coast Equality Council is gearing up for Equality Fest this weekend.

Saturday’s event will include arts and crafts along with food vendors. It will be a family event, complete with bounce houses and balloon animals for the kids.

More than a dozen performers will also be on stage for two drag shows featuring the ever-popular Catastrophe.

Money raised at the festival will go towards opening the Coast’s first LGBTQ community center. The center would be known as a safe place and also offer resources to help with job assistance. Gulf Coast Equality Fest Chair John Perkins said, “It is important to show the LGBTQ community that you are reaching out for them. Also, our allies being there to show their support for the community as well. It makes me proud that we have this going on with all the anti-LGBTQ things going on along the country here. It is important to let people know that they are cared about, they are known, and it is okay to be yourself.”

This year’s Equality Festival will be this Saturday, October 22nd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Harrah’s Great Lawn in Biloxi.

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