JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Jackson PFLAG is hosting the fifth annual Teton Pride Picnic on Saturday, June 15 from 3:30-5:30pm, at the Mike Yokel Park Picnic Pavilion. This will be a potluck gathering and participants are encouraged to bring food to share.

“We have seen a significant shift recently around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, including adoption of a non-discrimination ordinance for the Town of Jackson. Last year, Jackson had nearly 100 people attend our Pride event. We look forward to even greater participation this year. Our initial response indicates that Jackson Pride 2019 will be well attended,” stated Mark Houser, Jackson PFLAG coordinator. “We encourage our community to attend and show their support for inclusiveness and social justice. Jackson will be joining hundreds of other communities across the country hosting Pride events this June.”

The first Pride events in the United States started in 1970 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.

There are a number of other Pride events in Wyoming this June. Locally, Pride Not Prejudice is held Saturday, June 6, 11am- 2pm at the American Legion Park in Pinedale.  Lander hosts their Pride Picnic Sunday, June 23, 1-5pm at the Lander City Park.

PFLAG promotes the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, as well as their families and friends through support and advocacy in order to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Jackson PFLAG holds monthly support group meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

For more information about Jackson PFLAG and Teton Pride, please contact Mark Houser by email or call 307-733-8349, the dedicated PFLAG telephone line.