COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Pride Parade steps off Saturday morning at 10:30am and leading the way will be 200 members of Harmony project.

The group is this year’s Community Honoree in recognition of the members’ community service, diversity, and inclusive spirit.

“We are very honored that they would select our organization based on volunteer’s commitment to the community,” said David Brown Harmony Project Founder.

For some, the Pride Parade is an annual event; for others, it’s a brand new experience. 

“It’s not something we thought about doing before,” said Don Cagle, Harmony Project member.

Don and Eva Cagle are looking forward to their first Pride Parade and are hoping to spread the message of love over hate beyond the parade route.

“I think just by being in the parade people who know us will be like this is a good thing,” said Eva Cagle, Harmony Project member.

“To participate in the parade does not mean that you have to be part of the LGBTQ community. It just means that you align with the same ideas. That we should all have access to the same opportunities. That we should all have the ability to pursue happiness in our lives,” said David Brown.

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