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For Windham’s First Pride, A Time To Celebrate Closer To Home

People eager to celebrate LGBTQ communities in June often have to flock to large, metropolitan hubs for pride events. But New Hampshire residents in the small town of Windham don’t have to head to Portsmouth or Nashua anymore.

 A group of Windham residents has organized the town’s first Pride Month celebration. Two of them, Jackey Bennett and Steven Lawlor-Jonesspoke with All Things Considered host Peter Biello to talk about how the event came together and what pride means for communities like Windham.

Peter Biello is the host of All Things Considered and Writers on a New England Stage at New Hampshire Public Radio. He has served as a producer/announcer/host of Weekend Edition Saturday at Vermont Public Radio and as a reporter/host of Morning Edition at WHQR in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Julia Furukawa is the host of All Things Considered at NHPR. She joined the NHPR team in 2021 as a fellow producing ATC after working as a reporter and editor for The Paris News in Texas and a freelancer for KNKX Public Radio in Seattle.

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