Indiana town Loogootee rejected pride displays. This year, it will host first pride fest

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The Herald Times on 01/17/223 by Rachel Smith

Wayden Wagoner seldom returns to Loogootee, Indiana. Since they left around a year ago, whenever they’re back within city limits, it doesn’t take long to remember why. For Wagoner, Loogootee is a place filled with painful memories and stubborn reminders of what should have been and what could never be.

Recently, one of those reminders manifested at a hometown basketball game, the first Wagoner had sat down to watch in years. While they should have been just another attendee in the bleachers, Wagoner caught several sideways glances cast their way.

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