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2022 Pride events to check out across Ohio

June is Pride Month, which means millions of people are celebrating the movement, who they love, and their authentic selves.

TOLEDO, Ohio — June is Pride Month, which means celebrations are happening all over the country.

Millions of people today identify as being a part of the LGBTQ+ community. As times have changed, it is becoming more and more "normal" to accept who you are and who you choose to love. "Coming out" as LGBTQ+ used to be shamed by a vast majority of the population.

That's not to say that there aren't those that still disagree with it, although it is more acceptable now than it has ever been. If you would like to join in on the Pride festivities, there are several cities in the Buckeye State that have their own events to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture.

Take a look at a few of the many events that are happening nearby this month:

  • Dayton: Running with Pride 5k Run/Walk -- June 5
  • Columbus: Columbus Pride -- June 5; Columbus Pride Festival and Parade -- June 17 & June 18
  • Cleveland: History on Tap: PRIDE -- June 23
  • Sandusky: Sandusky Pride Festival -- June 24
  • Cincinnati: Cincy Pride Parade -- June 25

Another city visited frequently by Toledoans is Detroit, Michigan. They will be having a celebration called Motor City Pride that will take place on June 11 and will carry over to June 12. 

The Toledo Pride event will happen on August 19 this year to accommodate for other Pride events happening across the state during the month of June.

Tell us what Pride means to you. Go to the WTOL 11 news app, click up "near me" and upload your short video or photos.

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