Pride is celebrated internationally every June. This month was chosen to celebrate LGBTQIA+ visibility and history in honor of the Stonewall Riots. These protests followed a police raid on the Stonewall Inn (a bar popular with LGBTQIA folx in NYC) in June 1969. In June of 2015, the Supreme Court recognized the rights of same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states. Pride is celebrated with parades, parties, and generally supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.
In Northern Colorado, many communities, including Fort Collins, have shifted their festivities to July. The FCRC will be celebrate Pride, as we do, with a run! Join the FCRC as we tour sites in Old Town that are important in local LGBTQIA+ history. We will start at FoCo DoCo (behind Scrumpy’s Cider), a queer-owned business on Saturday, 7/16 at 7:30am. From there, we’ll follow the PRIDE history tour developed by the City of Fort Collins. We will then meet back at FoCo DoCo for some delicious treats and coffee! Three pace groups will be offered, stopping at each site to learn about it’s significance.
Click here for information on the locations we will visit on the run and see the map below.