“Jacob Kniep moved to Wheaton three years ago, and he loved the community so much, he decided to stay. While living in Wheaton, Kniep has made it his mission to champion LGBTQ causes in the city, most recently by creating a coalition of businesses who openly support LGBTQ causes under the banner #WheatonProud.
Kniep, who runs the organization Outspoken Leaders, told Patch he came up with the idea of #WheatonProud because many LGBTQ pride celebrations can’t happen in person during the month of June. Kniep said he decided ‘The best way to celebrate Pride from afar would be to start Wheaton Proud.'”
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