Soulforcers walk from First Christian Church to Riverside Park, about a mile and a half away, with our colorful banners on display
Festival-goers were greeted by a rainbow arch of balloons at the entrance to the park
Festival attendees enjoy the beautiful day for the first-ever Pride Festival in Lynchburg … it had been raining for two days before but the skies cleared for our party!
Soulforce youth coordinator Jake Reitan, Rev. Roger Zimmerman, pastor of First Christian Church, Rev. Mel White, and Faisal Alam, the founder and director of Al-Fatiha, an international organization for GLBTQ Muslims address a press conference held before the festival began
A rainbow arch of balloons rises high above Riverside Park in Lynchburg during the "Out and About in Lynchburg" pride festival
Mel White talks with a group of local teens who have come to the festival.
Hundreds watch the speakers and entertainment at the festival Saturday afternoon
Scott Schoen entertains with three fabulous country music songs in his red white and blue star-spangled outfit.
David North belts out "I Am Not Ashamed" to the thrilled crowd
Festival-goers join hands as David North leads them in "Let There Be Peace on Earth … and Let it Begin With Me"
Mel White addresses the crowd
The rainbow arch from the park entrance is carried back to First Christian Church, where it adorned the Sanctuary for our Saturday evening training and First Christian’s Sunday morning service.