The sounds of cheering and honking filled the humid air as a group of rainbow-clad Pride supporters marched down Carrboro's East Weaver Street. Boom Unit Brass Band provided music for the evening as walkers handed out small rainbow flags to onlookers at the Weaver Street Market.
“I think it’s important to be out here and celebrating community,” Carrboro resident Edel Cordova said. “I have celebrated Pride all of my life in many cities, but this is my first Carrboro Pride.”
Carrboro hosted the Pride Piper Walk to celebrate LGBT Pride Month and to honor former Chapel Hill Town Council member Joe Herzenberg, the first openly-gay elected official in the South.
Beginning at The ArtsCenter in downtown Carrboro, participants made their way to the Carrboro Century Center for the unveiling of a portrait of Herzenberg, painted by local artist Michael Brown.