The Perfect Pride

Daniela McGill

The Fourth Yearly The Woodlands Pride Festival made its return last Saturday, October 22nd, at Town Green Park. Started in 2018 as a non-profit, volunteer run organization, The Woodlands Pride has hosted over 15,000 attendees over the past four years with 100 vendors, a variety of performers, including Drag Queens and Kings, live music, and speakers, which this year included the CEO of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Tammi Wallace. The festival this year included food trucks with various cuisines, artists who painted faces, a mechanical bull, and even a psychic who could read fortunes. Admission was free, and added this year was a Kid’s Zone with bouncy houses and other fun activities for young allies. With the influx of people moving to the area, there has also been an increase of people who identify as queer. The annual event provides a special place for the community to gather and feel celebrated, as well as those not within the community to forge positive relationships and provide support to their fellow neighbors. The organizers hope to spread more love, inclusivity, and acceptance for queer people within The Woodlands.