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Pride, grown organically

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Pride Frisco celebrates their city’s first-ever Pride Month Proclamation in June. (Photo courtesy of Pride Frisco) Jon and Justin Culpepper found a serious lack of resources for LGBTQ people when they moved to Frisco.

So they decided to do something about it TAMMYE NASH | Managing Editornash@dallasvoice.com Jon and Justin Culpepper had been together some eight years and legally married for about three years by 2018 when Jon’s job relocated from Irving to Plano, prompting the couple themselves to relocate also — to Frisco.

For a couple who was accustomed to living openly in the Gayborhood, the move north to this notoriously conservative suburban enclave was something of a culture shock at first. “When we first moved to Frisco, our strategy was to kind of blend in, to not really make a lot of noise,” Justin said. “We didn’t really know the lay of the land up here, and we didn’t want to turn anybody against us, so we just kind of kept quiet.” ….. PRIDE FRISCO BLOCK PARTY Pride Frisco Block Party happens Saturday, Oct.

8, noon-4 p.m., at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church, 3521 Main St. in Frisco. More than 50 vendors are participating, including FC Dallas, Dallas Stars, Dallas Wings, Microsoft, TIAA, Dallas Hope Charities, Resource Center Dallas, Equality Texas, PFLAG Dallas, UT Dallas, SMU, The Dinosaur Company, YMCA, Gearbox Entertainment, Rainbow Roundup, and more.

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