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Live coverage: St. Pete Pride 2019

The latest news and updates on Florida’s largest Pride celebration.
Janet Martinez, 21, (right) and her girlfriend , Asia Nguyen, 21, share a hug on Saturday during the St. Pete Pride Parade and festivities in St. Petersburg. (MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE   |   Times)
Janet Martinez, 21, (right) and her girlfriend , Asia Nguyen, 21, share a hug on Saturday during the St. Pete Pride Parade and festivities in St. Petersburg. (MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times)
Published Jun. 22, 2019|Updated Jun. 23, 2019

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.






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.


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Last night, Lisa Loeb helped kick off the weekend celebration with a concert:

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