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Pitt County celebrates Pride Month

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 10:47 PM EDT
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PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Governor Cooper declared June as Pride Month in North Carolina and events are taking place across the East to celebrate, including one this weekend in Pitt County.

LGBTQ+ Pride is about coming together and uplifting one another who may be different than you. And Tapped650, along with some other places around Pitt County are holding events to give the LGBTQ+ community a place to do just that.

Ellis D is a performer and Co-Producer of Underground Presents, a traveling entertainment group that puts on shows for the public.

They will be one of many performers at the Pride Charity event, Saturday at Tapped650.

There’s a $5.00 entry into Tapped650 which will go directly to Pitt County Aids Services Organization. The event will include a drag show at 1 pm and 4 pmaffect as well as free education, resources and free HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis C testing.

Share Your Story Shirts will also be sold at the event and a portion of those proceeds will go towards the Trevor Project, a charity dedicated to crisis and suicide prevention in LGBTQ youth.

There are other events happening throughout this month as well to celebrate Pride.

There’s a Drag brunch on Sunday at the Scullery starting at 11:30 am and another pride event at Town Common on June 26th starting at 10 am.

The Herritage bar in Kinston is also having a pride event on June 20th starting at 11 am with a drag show.

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