A McKinney resident is encouraging LGBTQ people and their allies in North Texas to attend the McKinney Pride event being held Friday afternoon in downtown to counteract right-wing protesters planning to attend.

The Groovy Coop, located at 109 S. Tennessee St. in McKinney, is hosting McKinney Pride from 2-6 p.m., inside the shop. The free event will include LGBTQ-friendly vendors, special guests and prices, along with light snacks and drinks.

The event will be held entirely inside the privately-owned business, according to a McKinney resident who notified Dallas Voice about the situation.