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First Interchange Festival Coming To Bozeman

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A new festival is coming to Bozeman this weekend, based off the Montana Pride Festival.

As the Montana Pride Festival was held in Butte for the first time this year, members of the pride community in Bozeman are working to hold a similar event in the Gallatin Valley.

Tate Chamberlin helped organize the pride festival while it was in Bozeman the last two years.  He said as the festival moves on to other Montana towns, he wants the Bozeman community to hold a pride event of their own every year.

"We feel it is a really a great cultural hub to carry a festival similar to this," said Chamberlin.

Chamberlin said this comes at a time when L.G.T.B. rights are taking center stage.

"Our goal with interchange is to evolve," said Chamberlin. "We think the L.G.T.B. movement is the hot topic right now. It's at the supreme court this week with DOMA and Proposition Eight."

The United States Supreme Court is expected to make its decision on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition Eight Wednesday.

Chamberlin said Interchange is more than just for the L.G.T.B. community.  

"We would like to evolve," said Chamberlin.  "We've got racism and human trafficking panels, we've got women's issues and we really want to revolve it after this."

Chamberlin said the event was in the works for two years, and this year is just an experiment.

"We call this the experiential remix," said Chamberlin. "We're trying to captivate people emotionally, as activists, as entertainment and festival goers and people that want to be educated."

If you would like more information, tickets or a schedule of events, click here.

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