Salina held its first ever Gay Pride event at the Ramada Inn and Convention Center on Saturday. Local performers “The Dirty Martinis” were among the entertainment along with the Salina Community Theater’s rendition of “Legally Blonde”.
Executive Director of the Kansas Equality Coalition Thomas Witt told the Salina Post,”The turn out is incredible for a small city in Kansas.” Thomas also explained the gay pride roots that go back to the Stonewall riots on June 28th, 1969. The riots started after New York P.D. raided a gay bar and physically assaulted the customers. Those riots went on for two nights. Thomas also said it is not official whether or not this event will be annually.