Kenosha's Pride March is July 6

Fri. July 5, 2013 6:08 AM by Wisconsin Gazette

Kenosha, WI - United Alliance is planning Kenosha's first LGBT Pride March, set to take place at noon on July 6.

United Alliance, according to a news release, is a group of people of looking to create a safe and supportive community for members of the LGBT Community.

The march takes place just outside of LGBT Pride Month because, according to the release, United Alliance wants to remind people that community should be fostered all year long.

Pride in Kenosha begins a sign-making party at the starting point, Bain Park at 63rd Street and 11th Avenue, beginning at 11 a.m. Participants may create and bring either own signs or join the festivities early to make a sign. The theme for the event is "Unity In Diversity."

The march will leave the park, moving east to Sheridan Road, then north on Sheridan to Civic Center Park at 56th Street and Sheridan Road, east on 56th Street to Sixth Avenue, north on Sixth Avenue through Seventh Avenue and ending at Union Park at 45th Street and Seventh Avenue.

Participants are encouraged to walk the entire route, however, two checkpoints will be created for those who would like to walk part of the route. The first checkpoint to allow people to enter or exit the march will be at Civic Center Park. The second checkpoint will be on the lot just north of the Boathouse Pub and Eatery on Seventh Avenue.

Following the march, there will be a block party hosted by United Alliance and Trolley Dogs on the lot just north of Trolley Dogs Restaurant, 5501 Sixth Ave., Kenosha.

Article provided in partnership with Wisconsin Gazette.