Katie Linsky Shaw

Photojournalist
   
Blue Ridge Pride Festival 2022
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Biography: Katie Linsky Shaw has worked as a photographer since college. Following graduation, she worked full-time as a reporter and photographer for newspapers and freelanced for a large, daily newspaper in Memphis, TN. After a move to Arkansas, Katie... MORE
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Blue Ridge Pride Festival 2022
Copyright Katie Linsky Shaw 2023
Updated Sep 2022
Topics Event, Gay, Gay Rights, Lifestyle, Sexuality, Transgender
Summary
The 2022 Blue Ridge Pride Festival was held Sept. 24 in Asheville, North Carolina to celebrate the LGBTQ community in Western North Carolina.
Thousands of colorful, creative and talented individuals gathered in downtown Asheville, North Carolina on Sept. 24, for the 2022 Blue Ridge Pride Festival.

The festival is held each fall to promote equality, safety and quality of life for the LBGTQ community in Western North Carolina. This year's theme was "Inclusion, Ya'll." The event regularly attracts 14,000-18,000 people.

Vendors were set up throughout Pack Square Park selling merchandise and apparel with inclusivity messages. Local organizations focusing on social justice, faith, education and community service were also on hand. The festival concluded with the Blue Ridge Pride Drag Showcase featuring 19 performers.



 
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