The following is an update on the first annual Diversity and Pride Festival in the City of Hampton, Virginia being sponsored by St. Mark's Episcopal Church, a long time advocate for LGBT residents in this area.. This event will be held in Mill Point Park in the downtown waterfront area for the purpose of showing the Tidewater area that we are all equal, not only in the eyes of God, but also in this nation, the state of Virginia, and the City of Hampton - the oldest continuous English speaking city in the United States.
There will be live music, refreshments, activities for the kids, and a number of vendors and businesses will be attending as well. The event will also provide an opportunity to distribute information about services that LGBT owned and LGBT friendly businesses and organizations provide to the community. Joining in the event will be Mayor Molly Joseph Ward and other City of Hampton officials.
Table space cost as follows. Vendors $50.00 Non-Profits $20.00 City services $0.00 All proceeds from table space, and refreshments are going to be split equally between, the Peninsula Food Bank, H.E.L.P., and ACCESS AIDS Care. Checks may be made out to St. Mark's Episcopal Church and mailed to P.O. Box 7430, Hampton, Virginia 23666, with a memo notation of "Pride." The Church telephone is (757) 826-3515 or questions can be posed to John Childers at (757) 714-6063