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Local activists Patti Fink and Evilu “Pridge” Prigeon have been named the grand marshals of the 2015 Alan Ross Freedom Parade.

Patti Fink, left, is a longtime LGBT and Democratic Party activist. She serves as president of the Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance and as co-host of Lambda Weekly on KNON 89.3-FM. She has served on numerous boards, including the Human Rights Campaign, Equality Texas, Stonewall Democrats of Dallas and Democracy For America. She has also a past co-chair of the HRC DFW National Coming Out Project.

Evilu (Pridge) Pridgeon, right, was one of the earliest healthcare and grief counseling activists and a co-founder of the Oaklawn Community Services, where she served as the Director of the Counseling program.  She currently serves as president of The Dallas Way, which is dedicated to preserving the LGBT Dallas history.

Congratulations, Patti and Pridge!