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Events celebrating Pride Month are taking place this week in Springfield, culminating with Saturday’s Pridefest, to honor the LGBTQ+ community.

Philip Pullian, GLO board member and part of the Greater Ozarks Pridefest planning committee, states that events like these continue to move citizens towards greater acceptance.

“We hope to continue progress and a strong momentum forward and the only way that we can really keep promoting that progress is to make sure our voices are heard and our faces are seen.”

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Greater Ozarks Pridefest will be held Saturday (6/18) on Park Central Square.  Its purpose is to increase public awareness of the LGBT community and to celebrate diversity through visibility.