Mississippi Pride celebrations kick off this weekend - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Mississippi Pride celebrations kick off this weekend

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

Mississippi Pride Weekend returns to the Jackson area Friday. Unity Mississippi is the host of the Pride Celebrations that are organized to unite the LGBT community and supporters.

Events kick off at 7 p.m. Friday with "Pride Night" at the Mississippi Braves game at Trustmark Park in Pearl.  

Jackson native Kit Williamson of the hit show "Mad Men" is emceeing an event at Smith Park Saturday.  

"It's such and amazing trip for me to be able to come back and see something that didn't exist when I was a kid here," said Kit Williamson.

LGBT Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan.

Mississippi Pride celebrations wrap up Sunday.

Log on to mspride.org for more details on Mississippi Pride events.

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