Pride Marianas Youth, composed of friends and families of LGBTQ+youth, would like to invite the public to the first-ever Youth Pride Walk on Friday, June 21, at the Carolinian Utt in Garapan. The event will begin at 2pm leading up to the walk at 3pm.
This event, called Rainbow Walk, aims to show support for the LGBTQ+youth as well as increase awareness of the issues faced by the local LGBTQ+youth community.
Before the walk begins, there will be face painting and sign-making stations for interested participants. Free “Pride” pins will also be given to participants with other giveaways while supplies last.
The walk will begin from the Carolinian Utt to the Paseo de Marianas. The Pride crosswalk—the crosswalk in front of the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan and Paseo de Marianas painted in rainbow colors—will be unveiled and there will be a proclamation signing at 5pm.
The proclamation states that June will be considered as Pride Month.
The Rainbow Walk will be the first-ever Pride crosswalk in the Marianas.
The mission of Pride Marianas Youth is to “spread the message of inclusivity and importance of the LGBTQ+ youth and the LGBTQ+ community. We strive to repaint the skies a more beautiful and compassionate place for all to set sail and create… a million dreams for the world we’re going to make.”
For more information, contact the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Program at (670) 664-5433.