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Grays Harbor Pride Festival incident: Bar owner accused of making threats and filing for a permit to hold anti-LGBTQ protest in response

by Shaun Knittel – SGN Staff Writer The organizers of Grays Harbor Pride are proud of the work they do each year, to promote awareness of the LGBTQ community, foster good relations with allies, and they are particularly proud of the message they send to the youth about community, love and acceptance. What started out as a crazy idea (would anyone support an LGBTQ Pride Festival in the area?) has turned into one of the area’s most anticipated and celebrated events. Local business owners, elected officials, and more than a few hundred residents support and attend the LGBTQ-focused events that include everything from drag shows to marches. On August 19, Grays Harbor Pride Festival observed its 4th year in existence. More people than ever attended several events that had been scheduled over the weekend and the feeling that the residents of Hoquiam, Washington and the surrounding towns, truly were ‘proud’ of the LGBTQ community that has, as of the la

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