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Pride Fest from 10-6 today in Little Rock, parade starts 11:45 a.m.

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The Little Rock Pride Parade and Festival starts at 10 a.m. today at the Clinton Presidential Center with an interfaith service led by religious leaders who'll be grand marshals in a later parade for the event, a celebration of equality for LGBT people.

The Arkansas Times is a sponsor, along with PFLAG, the Little Rock Marriott, the Clinton Foundation, Club Sway, the Pulaski County Democratic Committee and Trinity Nightclub.

Vendors, food trucks, a beer garden entertainers, a kids play area and educational talks are on the agenda.

Parade lineup starts at 11 a.m. at Third and World. With the parade beginning at 11:45 a.m. It heads downtown and then back to the library for the rest of the day's events, which end at 6 p.m.. An announcement from Central Arkansas Pride explains:

The 2015 Little Rock Pride Fest is being held on National Coming Out Day during LGBT History Month. This event will give LGBT Arkansans the opportunity to celebrate who they are and feel accepted, as well as the opportunity to see the many organizations, businesses, civic and religious leaders, and community who are committed to equality. Pride parades have happened all over the country since the Stonewall Riots in 1969. The Little Rock Pride Fest is about celebrating the accomplishments that have been set into motion since Stonewall, creating a stronger community, and honoring the accomplishments of local people who work hard everyday for equality in Arkansas. This year many LGBT people have many reasons to celebrate, including the U.S. Supreme Court marriage decision on June 27th and the hours several people put in during HB1228.  

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