Pflugerville celebrates first Pride Festival

Courtney and Sabrina Einsla said they were excited and amazed at having the chance to finally be able to celebrate their truth in the city they live at the first Pride Festival in Pflugerville.

Having been married for six years and living in a town they thought was closed-minded, they said they were surprised at the large turnout and to see how open the Pflugerville community was. “We couldn’t be happier,” Sabrina Einsla said.

“It means something to me to see the little kids walking around,” she said. “I was afraid to be myself and just seeing parents being open-minded and exposing their children just shows we’re humans.”

Despite the triple-digit temperatures, thousands of attendees were in full celebration mode.Couples, families and friends walked the streets of downtown, with many showcasing their pride with flags, shirts or dyed hair and enjoying the many available food trucks.

The first Gay Pride event in Pflugerville was hosted on June 18 by Pflugerville Pride, with the usual rainbows, glitter and drag queens.

Marc Garcia, president of Pflugerville Pride and the organizer of the event, said he was in awe at the number of people who were at the festival, with almost 2,000 people pre-registered to attend.

“I think it shows that people want to celebrate Pride, diversity and love.” Garcia said in an email. “We had people come from all over to attend our Pfestival, including Georgia, California and throughout Texas, including Austin, Houston, and Dallas. … And of course from right here in Pflugerville. We are over the moon by the numbers. “

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