GALLERY: The Woodlands Coalition for Equality finishes out Pride Month with chalk art at sunrise

The Woodlands Coalition for Equality was formed in 2017. (Courtesy The Woodlands Coalition for Equality)
The Woodlands Coalition for Equality was formed in 2017. (Courtesy The Woodlands Coalition for Equality)

The Woodlands Coalition for Equality was formed in 2017. (Courtesy The Woodlands Coalition for Equality)

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A sunrise celebration was held at Northshore Park. (Courtesy The Woodlands Coalition for Equality)
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Participants made a donation to The Woodlands Pride in exchange for a set of chalk art pastels. (Courtesy The Woodlands Coalition for Equality)
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Colorful rainbow-themed art expressed support for the LGBTQIA community. (Courtesy The Woodlands Coalition for Equality)
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Chalk art drawings adorned the pavement at Northshore Park after the event. (Courtesy The Woodlands Coalition for Equality)
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Themes expressed at the early morning event included love and solidarity. (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.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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