The Vermont Cynic

Acceptance and inclusion at Burlington Pride

Sophomore Michael Newton walks in the Burlington Pride Parade, Sept. 8. The parade and festival have been held annually since 1983.

Sabrina Fiore, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

The sun shone down on the smiling faces of Burlingtonians as Church Street bloomed into a rainbow of support and pride. The annual Burlington Pride Parade and Festival took place on Sunday, Sept. 8. UVM faculty and staff marched with various groups and community members at this year’s event. A large ...

Interfaith Center hosts Pride service

Interfaith Center hosts Pride service

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Sometimes a forbidden symbol in religious institutions, a rainbow LGBT flag covered the back wall of the Interfaith Center as attendees sat together in unity.  The UVM Interfaith Center held a religious service Sept. 5 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and LGBT resilience. The eve...

VT organizers prep for Pride

 Pride flags blow in the wind on Church Street during the 2018 Pride Parade, September 2018.The Pride Vermont festival runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 8, ending with a parade. Visit to learn how to get involved.

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

As leaves change and summer turns to fall, Church street transforms into a colorful display of love and acceptance.  Pride Week will occur the week of Aug 31 to Sep. 8. The UVM Pride parade celebrates LGBT rights gained through resistance by marching through Church Street to Battery Park in Burlington.  The UVM Prism Center...

Downtown Burlington shows off its pride at the LGBTQA parade!

Downtown Burlington shows off its pride at the LGBTQA parade!

Shiyan Hong, Multimedia Reporter

September 20, 2018

On September 8th, people from all over the country paraded on Church Street, showing off their LGBTQA+ pride. This annual event is a time for people to come together and let their rainbow flags fly. In this video, the Cynic gets to know some of the members participating in the parade. ...

Finding strength and community at Pride

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

September 19, 2018

There’s something undefinable about the moment you look around and realize you aren’t alone. Marching down Church street in the Burlington Pride Parade, surrounded by fellow students adorned with rainbows and smiles, I experienced that moment. It was my first pride parade, and I don’t think I’ve ...

Burlington boasts pride in rainbow parade

Burlington boasts pride in rainbow parade

Kailey Bates, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

Hundreds of people showed off their true colors as they marched down Church Street together, waving rainbow flags and cheering in Vermont’s Pride Parade. The event kicked off Sep. 10 in the parking lot of the Hood Plant. Rainbows, glitter and smiles were everywhere. Several organizations, includi...

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