Let love win at OUTfest


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLF) – Love Wins is the theme of this year’s OUTfest. The downtown Lafayette festival is a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally community.

PRIDE Lafayette president Rick Puckett and OUTfest co-chair Samantha Bonty stopped by News 18 This Morning to preview Saturday’s event.

“We’ll have food and entertainment all throughout,” said Puckett. “We’ll have two stages. … We end the event with a huge drag show, ‘The Fantastic Finale.'”

Bonty said, “Our focus is community awareness and community togetherness.”

That’s why the date of this year’s OUTfest was pushed back. Bonty said organizers wanted to open up OUTfest to Purdue students, so they waited until after the semester started to throw on the event.

OUTfest is 4 p.m.-midnight on Saturday, Sept. 17. Tickets bought by Friday will be $5. Those can be bought online. Tickets bought at the gate will be $10. Students with an ID will pay $5. Children under 12 get in free.

Puckett said everyone is welcome.

“It’s not just about the LGBTQ community, but also our allies and families,” he said.

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