In Ford County, Illinois, the small town of Paxton recently held its inaugural Pride parade, The Ford County Record noted.
More than 150 people participated in the event, gathering at Pells Park for an hour of music and mingling before marching down Orleans Street to the downtown area.
Tyger McClure said he organized the event because all LGBTQ peopleno matter where they liveneed and deserve love.
Paxton is situated at the junction of Interstate 57, US Highway 45 and Illinois Route 9, and is 30 miles from the University of Illinois, according to the town's website.
The full article is at www.fordcountyrecord.com/news/lgbtq-community-supporters-put-pride-on-display-in-paxton/article_03f5a64a-9b7b-11e9-9bfd-13559d1e40fb.html .