On Saturday, Aug. 25, thousands of Akronites will celebrate our diverse LGBTQ population with the Second Annual March for Equality and Akron Pride Festival. This week, we welcome Rebecca Callahan, executive director of CANAPI (the Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative), along with Phil Montgomery and Cindy Christman, from the Akron Community Foundation’s Gay Community Endowment Fund. We talk about Pride Fest — a safe, family-friendly event with live music, vendors, food trucks, children’s activities and other amenities — along with the discrimination that is still prevalent against the LGBTQ community, bringing about the need for Akron’s anti-discrimination ordinance. For info about Pride Fest, visit www.akronpridefestival.org. For more about CANAPI, visit www.canapi.org, and to learn more about the Gay Community Endowment Fund, visit www.akroncf.org/gcef.
July 25, 2018