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Cumberland Pride Festival Sees Heavy Turnout; No Push Back

July 19th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Overwhelmed by the massive crowd that attended the first ever Cumberland Pride Festival earlier this month- event organizer Jacqie McKenzie tells WCBC News said plans are already in the works for next years event. The festival, which was billed as a celebration of diversity and sexual freedom, took place on the corner of Liberty Street and Baltimore Avenue on the downtown mall. More than a thousand people, many identifying themselves as  lesbian, gay, bisexual or  transgender, gathered for the six hour event.  Although Cumberland is viewed as a mostly traditional, more conservative community- McKenzie said there was no push back against the event…

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