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70 Years Together: Indy Pride's first celebration in 1990

Posted: 1:21 AM, May 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-06 05:59:07-04

A statement from Indy Pride:

“Indy Pride and our local LGBTQ+ Community owes a great deal to those who fought for inclusion, equality, and acceptance in the early days of Pride. They faced opposition at almost every turn and yet, they protested, marched, and fought for their right to be their authentic selves. Today, we continue the march, the protest, and the fight for members of our community who are still under attack. Thirty years later, gay and lesbian individuals enjoy much more freedom than they did during Pride 1990; however, our transgender, non-binary, and queer family still faces oppression, harassment, and prejudice. We hope to honor the strength of those who first held Pride and stand with our trans, non-binary, and queer communities as they fight for equality.”

RTV6 is celebrating 70 Years Together! May 30th marks the 70th anniversary of Channel 6, originally WFBM, going on the air in 1949 as the first TV station in the state of Indiana. Every day during the month of May, we'll be reaching into the archives and talking with current and former staff members to share some of their memories and noteworthy moments with you. Click here to see more memories.