Warren County Pride Day was created by a team effort from a variety of community individuals of different ages, backgrounds, professions, interests, and identities, united by common, inclusive goals. The team began meeting in March, brainstorming, networking, and planning to make Warren Country Pride Day a reality.
The first public Warren County Pride Day was a small event held on June 27th, 2020, in the General Warren Park, Warren, PA. The event was organized and hosted by three individuals who identify as allies: Brianna Powers, Jill Sumner, and Cindy Thurston, and attended by approximately 40 – 60 individuals.
An ally, straight ally, or heterosexual ally is a heterosexual and cisgender person who supports equal civil rights, gender equality, and LGBT social movements, challenging homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. Not everyone who meets this definition identifies as an “ally”.