It was a party in St. Petersburg for the annual St. Pete Pride Parade.
The spectacle wound its way along Bayshore Drive by the waterfront, preceded by the Trans Pride March led by Mayor Rick Kriseman. St. Pete’s is the second largest Pride parade in the Southeast, behind only Atlanta, this year commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising.
Accentuated by a rainbow of colors and lively music people filled the streets, concentrating in Straub Park for the pre-parade party before crowding in along the parade route to cheer, dance and catch beads from passing floats.
This year’s crowds were in the tens of thousands.