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Pride month celebrated through art in downtown Lafayette

Posted at 4:46 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 18:28:03-04

In Lafayette, some are showing their support for the LGBTQIA+ community, one day after a resolution to observe June as pride month failed at the city-parish council.

Pride is on display, through art. Multiple colors are symbolizing one goal.

“There are marginalized groups in our community that don’t have the same rights as everyone else has,” Aimee Robinson of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) said. “Until they have the same rights as other people, it’s important that we do things to bring attention to these battles. ”

One of those battles, a resolution failing to observe June as Pride month.

“To have that mindset shows that you are void of empathy,” Robinson said. She along, with PFLAG Lafayette, says that isn’t stopping the group’s mission to raise awareness and show support.

They’re coloring the Y Lafayette sign to recognize pride month, but the colors they’re painting won’t just live here.

“Not another June will go by in this community without the LGBTQIA+ community being recognized like they truly deserve,” Robinson said.