Wilmington pride week celebrations

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Drag queen Ru Paul will make a stop in Wilmington this weekend as part of the Wilmington gay pride celebration.

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender organization kicked off Wilmington pride with a wine tasting social Thursday night at The Cellar.

This year's four-day celebration will include a movie night, a street festival, and a concert by Ru Paul.

Members of Out Wilmington say it's important to show the community they are here.

"It's important for the community to not only embrace the LGBT citizens, but for the LGBT citizens to embrace the bigger community that they're in," said Out Wilmington President Amy Horgan.

Pride events run through Sunday, June 14.

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