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Borderland Pride is beginning the planning process for Pride Week 2019 — the second edition of the community’s landmark summer celebration of LGBTQ2 diversity and inclusion, a press release announced last week.

‘LGBTQ2’ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirited.

Pride is powered by public participation. Area residents from both sides of the border are invited to the Shaw Room of the Fort Frances Public Library at 7 p.m. Feb. 13, where Pride organizers will kick-off the planning process by reviewing the week of festivities from in 2018, and collecting input and feedback for the group’s 2019 roster of events. The group will also review Borderland Pride’s finances, goals, and objectives.

Locals interested in volunteering or helping to coordinate any particular events, promotions, or contests during Pride Week are encouraged to attend, said the release.

Organizers are looking to hold Pride Week in June this year, rather than July, in order to coincide with Pride Month and the school year.

More information is available on Facebook at “Borderland Pride.” Other inquiries may be directed to borderlandpride@gmail.com or (807) 861-3684.

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