The mayor’s proclamation: “Whereas Baton Rouge is a city composed of a great variety of diverse people, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, languages and customs, and whereas the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered communities have contributed to the City-Parish of Baton Rouge/East Baton Rouge through active involvement in cultural and economic progress, now, therefore, I, Melvin 'Kip' Holden, Mayor-President of Baton Rouge and the Parish of East Baton Rouge, hereby do proclaim June 25, 2011, as LGBT Pride Day.”
The honoree James Chinn (Trixxie La Rue). Trixxie has been a member of the Krewe of Apollo for more than 12 years and has “costumed” for its ball and participated in a variety of other fundraising events. But the public service doesn’t stop there. Trixxie also is a NoH8 promoter, Cancer Society promoter and a NO AIDS Task Force supporter and promoter and is currently promoting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its battle with cancer and other childhood diseases.
5th Annual BR Pride 2011 Festival