Tejano and freestyle singer Angel Gonzalez will perform at the 2016 Austin Pride Parade in Austin, Texas on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
“For me this is truly an honor to be apart of this amazing event, just to have been asked was truly breathtaking for many reasons,” Gonzalez posted. “The LGBT community could have selected any artists for this event to represent the community and Tejano & Freestyle industry, so this is truly an honor for me.”
The Austin native and a member of the LGBT community is proud to support and be a voice for equality.
“To have hometown support means a lot for any artist,” Gonzalez said. “Being a part of the music world, I’m not here for just performances and awards ceremonies. As many sometimes stereotype however, I stand alongside of the communities in different cities and states all around hoping to show I will support the people best way I can as an artist but also as one of the people of the community and military spouse. This is why it means so much to be a voice for others and show equality best way I can.”
Gonzalez will perform Tejano music on one of the pride floats. The parade and festival will take place at Edward Rendon Sr. Park at Festival Beach in Town Lake Metropolitan Park at 11 a.m. on 2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street in Austin. Tickets can purchased here.
The Pride Parade is a part of Austin’s Pride Week, August 20-27. Proceeds from Austin Pride are donated back into the community via the Austin Pride Cares program. Since 2011, the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation (AGLPF) has donated over $100,000.
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