Prideful Performance

Friends Myranda Carr (right) and Elissa Benoit perform a rousing rendition of the song “I Will Survive” during the Pride Month Open Mic fundraiser at the Koffee Kat Espresso Bar in Plattsburgh recently.

Organized by Jennifer Tallon and Shawn Reid, the event gave members of the LGBTQ community and their allies a platform to share their experiences, words of encouragement and favorite songs during the final day of Pride Month, which also coincided with the annual Pride March in New York City – one of the largest in the world.

That event was attended by North Country representative Kelly Metzgar, executive director of the Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance.

Another open mic fundraiser event will take place in September to raise money for the annual Plattsburgh Pride Rally scheduled for early October.