Thousands line Bay Shore Drive for St. Pete Pride Parade
Organizers earlier this week said they expected some 200,000 attendees. Parade goers waved rainbow flags and clambered for beads as they were thrown from passing floats. The festivities weren’t just for members of the LGBTQ community. Pride is also a time for allies to show support, and remind their friends “it’s okay to be different,” 18-year-old Ash Athey pointed out.