First published in the June 11 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.
Photos courtesy glendaleOUT
In observance of Pride Month, glendaleOUT held a Pride in the Park event last Saturday in the Adams Square Mini Park.
Billed as the Queer Family Picnic, the organization invited locals to join for an afternoon of picnicking, games and socializing, united in their support of the LGBTQ community. The park event was preceded by the organization’s monthly coffee event at the park.
The Glendale Library, Arts and Culture also joined the event on Saturday as part of its effort to document the history of Glendale’s LGBTQ community through audio and video testimonies.
Other organizations that participated included the Glendale YMCA as well as YWCA Glendale and Pasadena. Area politicians who stopped by included Mayor Ardy Kassakhian, Assemblywoman Laura Friedman, Councilwoman Paula Devine and state Sen. Anthony Portantino, while political candidates Elen Asatryan, Ingrid Gunnell and Anita Quinonez Gabrielian also joined.
GlendaleOUT officials said the group aimed to have a fun, family-friendly summer picnic that drew in a diverse swath of local residents and their families. They added that other attendees drove in from communities such as Whittier and La Puente to enjoy the afternoon.