TriPrideTN, tricities, LGBTQ

Eastman to Sponsor TriPride Festival in September


TRI-CITIES, Tenn. ̶ TriPrideTN is pleased to announce Eastman as one of the major partners supporting the inaugural TriPride Parade and Festival set for September 15, 2018 at Founder’s Park in Johnson City, Tenn.

“As a global company, we recognize the importance of promoting inclusion and authenticity within the company’s culture, and we appreciate the thought and approach TriPride leadership has taken to plan the Festival. We look forward to being a part of the day’s activities,” says Eastman’s Director of Global Public and Community Affairs, CeeGee McCord.”

“Alongside many other companies from across the Tri-Cities region and beyond, TriPride is very grateful for the support we’ve received from individuals, businesses and industry. Having Eastman as one of our major supporters for the 2018 festival is a demonstration of their leadership in our region,” says TriPrideTN President Kenn Lyon.

Through the TriPride Parade and Festival, TriPrideTN celebrates the rich diversity of the LGBTQ community. TriPrideTN hopes to inspire residents in the Tri-Cities region to feel just that – pride in their community – and create an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable and welcome. The event will feature a parade as well as an afternoon festival of music, food, kids’ events, an art competition and much more.

“Diversity is much more than what meets the eye,” continues McCord. “Through embracing diversity of thought, ideas and perspectives, we have the opportunity to continue to grow a thriving economy in a region where collaboration and creativity are valued. We believe this will help open doors not only today, but also for future generations in our region.”