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A rainbow banner welcomes participants to Mokena’s Pride Day Saturday, June 8, at Yunker Park. Photos by Yasmeen Sheikah/22nd Century Media
Arrena Baker Dixion, 16, tries her hand at a Jenga game during Pride Fest Saturday, June 8, at Yunker Park. Dixion came out to support those she knows in the LGBTQ+ community.
Rocks painted in rainbow colors display messages of support.
Yasmeen Sheikah, Freelance Reporter
3:03 pm CDT June 10, 2019
“You’re not alone, there are people who will be there for you and accept you for who you are,” said 17-year-old Jack Lindsey, former president of Gay Straight Alliance at Lincoln-Way East. “You do you and go out and slay.”