Hometown heroes: North Shore Pride carries on 

Photo courtesy John Andrews, Creative CollectiveJoey Phoenix, a local writer, participates in the 2019 North Shore Pride parade.

SALEM — It has been an interesting year for Joey Phoenix, a bright face in the local LGBTQ community who has gone from coming out with their identity to now supporting others trying to do the same.

The local writer, a managing editor for Creative Collective and digital content manager for North Shore Pride, is a leading figure in the work to make North Shore Pride’s events come together under the social impacts of COVID-19.

“If I can do anything in my work on the North Shore to draw attention to the difficulty (faced by people within the LGBTQ community) and give them a boost, I’m sure as hell going to do that,” said Phoenix. 


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