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Photo of the Day: SI Pride celebrates Thanksgiving

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(Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

(Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

(Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

By Athena Chrysanthou

Fred James, of Marion, left, and his partner Paul Bradley, of Carbondale, share a moment while getting food Thursday during the Southern Illinois Pride Thanksgiving dinner at Gaia House.

Southern Illinois Pride was started in June by a group of men who wanted to bring adults in the southern Illinois LGBTQ community together.

Bradley, who has been a member of SI Pride since it began, said the group is still in its infant stages. He said the results of the presidential election have caused some to feel threatened.

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“Now more than ever we need to support everyone,” Bradley said. “Maybe [we’ll have to] start all over again for our rights.”

Staff photographer Athena Chrysanthou can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Chrysant1Athena.

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