ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Students at Penn State Altoona are holding the first ever Pride Parade in Blair County.
The parade will be held Friday night in honor of National Coming Out Day.
This is only the second year that the Pride Alliance Club has existed at the Penn State Altoona’s campus.
Students said they were nervous about negativity taking over what should be a day of love and acceptance. However, to their surprise, 43 organizations have signed up to march with them in the parade.
“I honestly never thought I would be a part of history, in general. I just thought I’d just wing my way through life, and now, just to make a huge impact like this is just outstanding,” Sophomore Ben Feathers said.
There will be a ceremony following the parade in Rossman Park along 11th Avenue.