The Woodlands Coalition for Equality was formed in 2017. (Courtesy The Woodlands Coalition for Equality)
The Woodlands Coalition for Equality held a sunrise celebration, “Chalk it Up to Pride,” on June 27 benefiting The Woodlands Pride from 6-9 a.m. at Northshore Park on Lake Woodlands Drive with a variety of artists and a chalk art drawing event. Organizers said donations were accepted at the free event and participants received chalk art pastels to use. The nonpartisan Coalition for Equality was formed in 2017
, while The Woodlands Pride formed in 2018
with a goal of fostering relationships in the LGBTQIA community, according to the organizers. Events last year, including The Woodlands Pride's annual event scheduled in September
, were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Woodlands Pride announced on July 2 it is planning an Oct. 30 event this year.
The June 27 event included a symbolic Muslim call to prayer at sunrise, an interpretive dance and drum circle, organizers said.
Chalk art drawings at the event celebrated the LGBTQIA community with rainbow-themed drawings.