August 18, 2011 | by Joey DiGuglielmo
Chesapeake Pride to be held Saturday

Chesapeake Pride has its annual event slated for Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at Mayo Beach Park in Edgewater, Md. It’s about 35 miles from D.C. just south of Annapolis. The event is free but organizers are taking donations at the gate to defray costs.

It’s the culmination of several Pride events scattered throughout the past week. Last Saturday, 50 went on an evening cruise and two discussions were held on weeknights. This is the first year the event has had more than the Saturday beach party main day.

Planning committee co-chair Kim Hinken said the expansion was a logical step since the event has grown by about 20 to 30 percent the last few years.

“I just think more people know about is now,” she said. “By next year I hope we can have a full week’s worth of events.”

Visit chesapeakepridefestival.org for details.

Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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