The Big Sky Pride rally in downtown Billings on Saturday encouraged folks to get involved to help effect change.  The Billings Gazette reports they talked about obstruction efforts in the past.  The rally also included a parade and the Pride Fest at North Park, which drew several hundred people.  The weekend event returned to Billings after a 10-year hiatus.

Kevin Hamm, president of Big Sky Pride, told the crowd that the LGBTQ population can’t just rely on itself to affect change– It needs allies– and Hamm said one of those allies is former city councilor Ken Crouch, who was an elected official during what Hamm called [quote] our tragically unsuccessful fight for the NDO” [end quote], referring to a failed non-discrimination ordinance.  Crouch read sections of the Montana Constitution aloud regarding all Montanans’ inalienable rights and inviolable individual dignity.