ASBURY PARK – About 20,000 people are expected to make their way to Asbury Park this Sunday for New Jersey’s 31st annual LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration.

But Jersey Pride President Laura Pople, citing a growing number of laws aimed at curbing the rights of the LGBTQ community, said this year’s event is much more than a celebration.

“It is about providing visibility for the community,” Pople said. “It is about providing an opportunity for education and for advocacy. Because even in New Jersey — we are a comparatively progressive state — there are still many issues being challenged at a federal level or that are simply something we need to continuously drive positive messaging and legislation on.”

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