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PRIDE-themed Workout Wednesday @ Georgia Street
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Workout Wednesdays presented by Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Foundation

Your favorite Georgia Street FREE fitness classes are back! Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Workout Wednesdays presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation run every Wednesday from noon – 12:45 p.m. Downtown Indy, Inc. has partnered with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to provide fun hip-hop/cardio classes on the Boardwalk.

All fitness levels are welcome. Free water is provided.

June 19 we’ll be celebrating PRIDE in Downtown Indy during this special PRIDE-themed Workout Wednesday. Everyone is welcome! Read more about other YMCA PRIDE events, PRIDE Swag and info on walking with the Y during the 2019 Indy Pride Parade here.

WHAT IS PRIDE?

PRIDE, or LGBT/LGBTQ+ PRIDE, refers to a social movement that fosters that ideal that all people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals should be treated equally and be able to reach their fullest potential with dignity. While PRIDE often takes a stance against systemic discrimination and violence perpetuated disproportionally towards the LGBTQ community, it has also evolved to be a space where all people come together to celebrate the rich diversity of our communities across multiple dimensions of diversity.

Historically, PRIDE has taken the form of events during the month of June to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City on June 28, 1969. These riots, largely led by LGBTQ individuals of color, occurred in protest of frequent police raids of bars which catered to LGBT patrons. Today, PRIDE varies between communities around the world – often in partnership with local organizations and businesses – to celebrate and affirm one another through festivities and events.