Downtown St. Petersburg is bustling with rainbow colors all in the name of St. Pete Pride 2019, Florida’s largest Pride celebration. We are chronicling the fun with reporters and photographers across downtown.
- Tens of thousands celebrate St. Pete Pride with truth, love and freedom
- It’s now the Tech Data St. Pete Pride Parade
- They founded St. Pete Pride and never dreamed it could get this big
Rainbows come to mind as the most visible Pride symbol.
Rainbow flags, bags, pins and more were prevalent throughout Straub Park, where festivities kicked off hours before the evening parade.
But messaging came through costumes, T-shirt slogans and other forms of expression, as well.
Rin and Mae Reed of Pasco County, just married this spring, drove down from Pasco for their first-ever Pride celebration as a married couple. On their shirts: “Chick-for-Gay” in the same look as the logo for the similarly named conservative fast-food restaurant.
Last night, Lisa Loeb helped kick off the weekend celebration with a concert: