Jasper Sells Out for Gay Pride – And That’s a Good Thing

Published Date Author: , March 23rd, 2014

Jasper Pride - Photo by Mike Gere

Photo by Mike Gere

In a town known more for its blue-collar citizens and churches than its drag shows, Lynn Wannop recalls the fight getting the Jasper Pride Festival off the ground.

The owner of Coco’s Cafe remembers pounding the pavement in an effort to sell the festival to businesses in the tiny resort town west of Edmonton.

“Even if it’s something that you don’t personally agree with, look at it this way, you’re dealing with a group of people who — if they feel safe travelling here — they will be loyal and come back here again and again and again,” Wannop recalled telling them.

That was five years ago.

Authored By Mike Morrison – See the Full Story at Metro News

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