In the beginning, we were just a Facebook group created after the Orlando Massacre. We wanted to give something to the LGBTQIA community: a charity anthology. In less than two days, we went from only a handful of contributors to over 140. With that many writers came a lot of ideas about how the anthology should be put together. From that creative chaos came Pride Park.
Pride Park is a fictional setting. It is a community park that has walking trails, playgrounds, grassy knolls, a botanical garden, a water fountain, farmers’ markets, hot dog vendors, etc. Think Central Park, but smaller. In our canon, it has become a safe space for the LGBTQIA community. There is a wall at the entrance where a piece of graffiti has been preserved that reads “Pride. Hope. Love.”
Pride Park exists in all timelines and universes. The park changes for each writer, but the idea remains the same.
The book is scheduled for release on 12 June 2018. It will be published by Writers Colony Press, with all proceeds going to the Trevor Project. You can follow its progress on Facebook, where a release party is planned. We hope you will be part of the journey.