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Photos: What LGBTQ Pride looks like across Tampa Bay

A gallery of Pride Month events around Tampa, St. Petersburg and beyond.
Pamela Aubrey, 66, and her teenager, Leslie Aubrey, 17, of Venice, attend their first Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on May 22.
Pamela Aubrey, 66, and her teenager, Leslie Aubrey, 17, of Venice, attend their first Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on May 22. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published Jun. 16

June is Pride Month, a time to reflect on LGBTQ history while celebrating the LGBTQ community.

In 2021, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Pride calendar in Tampa Bay is a little more spread out. Tampa Pride held its parade in late May in Ybor City, while across the bay, St. Pete Pride, which typically throws one of the nation’s largest Pride parades and festivals, opted to skip the parade this year and host a series of themed weekends throughout June.

Here’s a look at how Pride celebrations around Tampa Bay have looked so far in 2021. Go here for more info on events yet to come.

David Carter, 36, of Tampa, laughs at Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on May 22.
David Carter, 36, of Tampa, laughs at Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on May 22. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Zoe C., 20, arrives at Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival with their parents in Ybor City on May 22, 2021.
Zoe C., 20, arrives at Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival with their parents in Ybor City on May 22, 2021. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Sarah Otten, 25 and Hannah Cone, 23, of Interlachen, take a selfie with Chance Baker, 23, and Matthew Register, 32, of St. Augustine at Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on May 22.
Sarah Otten, 25 and Hannah Cone, 23, of Interlachen, take a selfie with Chance Baker, 23, and Matthew Register, 32, of St. Augustine at Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on May 22. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Renee Brown, 29, of St. Petersburg, fans herself at Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on May 22.
Renee Brown, 29, of St. Petersburg, fans herself at Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on May 22. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Marq Kerr, 35, of Tampa, attends the Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on May 22.
Marq Kerr, 35, of Tampa, attends the Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on May 22. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
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Everly Williams, 4, Molly Merman, 3, and Addy Jerman, 5, of Tampa, pose for a photo together at the Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on May 22.
Everly Williams, 4, Molly Merman, 3, and Addy Jerman, 5, of Tampa, pose for a photo together at the Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on May 22. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Chandler Anglin, 32, of Tampa, seen at the Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on on May 22.
Chandler Anglin, 32, of Tampa, seen at the Tampa Pride 2021 Street Festival in Ybor City on on May 22. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Spectators hold rainbow flags during the Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City.
Spectators hold rainbow flags during the Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
"Not coerced, not confused, just a kid," reads a sign carried in the 2021 Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City.
"Not coerced, not confused, just a kid," reads a sign carried in the 2021 Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Spectators watch the Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City.
Spectators watch the Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Spectators pose for a photo at the 2021 Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City.
Spectators pose for a photo at the 2021 Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
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Joseph Speicher, 59, watches the Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City.
Joseph Speicher, 59, watches the Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Sheila Ogolla, 43, of Houston, Texas takes, video with her phone during the Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City.
Sheila Ogolla, 43, of Houston, Texas takes, video with her phone during the Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Runners start the 5K Pride Run at Vinoy Park on June 5 in St. Petersburg.
Runners start the 5K Pride Run at Vinoy Park on June 5 in St. Petersburg. [ MENGSHIN LIN | Times ]
The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg is lit in rainbow colors on June 1, the first night of Pride Month.
The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg is lit in rainbow colors on June 1, the first night of Pride Month. [ BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]
Mayor Rick Kriseman and city officials raise a Pride flag outside St. Petersburg City Hall on June 1, in honor of Pride Month.
Mayor Rick Kriseman and city officials raise a Pride flag outside St. Petersburg City Hall on June 1, in honor of Pride Month. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Beads in rainbow colors spotted along the parade route at Tampa Pride in Ybor City on May 22.
Beads in rainbow colors spotted along the parade route at Tampa Pride in Ybor City on May 22. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
People march in the 2021 Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City.
People march in the 2021 Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
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Ashton Novak, 8, shoots an arrow to win a prize as his dads David Novak, center, and Alex Novak, look on in Straub Park on June 12. The second weekend of St. Pete Pride was themed "We Are Family, and focused on LGBTQ familiies.
Ashton Novak, 8, shoots an arrow to win a prize as his dads David Novak, center, and Alex Novak, look on in Straub Park on June 12. The second weekend of St. Pete Pride was themed "We Are Family, and focused on LGBTQ familiies. [ JOHN PENDYGRAFT | Times ]
"Pride & Love," a mural by Chad Mize & Jay Hoff,  is seen on June 10 in St. Petersburg.
"Pride & Love," a mural by Chad Mize & Jay Hoff, is seen on June 10 in St. Petersburg. [ STEPHANIE HAYES | Times ]
People walk past a public piano located under the Interstate 275 overpass on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg on June 7. The piano was painted in rainbow colors during Pride Month.
People walk past a public piano located under the Interstate 275 overpass on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg on June 7. The piano was painted in rainbow colors during Pride Month. [ MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times ]
Mike Lufriu, right, 54, of Clearwater, participates in the 5K Pride Run on June 5 in St. Petersburg. “Good to be around everybody,” Lufriu says.
Mike Lufriu, right, 54, of Clearwater, participates in the 5K Pride Run on June 5 in St. Petersburg. “Good to be around everybody,” Lufriu says. [ MENGSHIN LIN | Times ]
Runners stand for the national anthem before the 5K Pride Run at Vinoy Park on June 5 in St. Petersburg.
Runners stand for the national anthem before the 5K Pride Run at Vinoy Park on June 5 in St. Petersburg. [ MENGSHIN LIN | Times ]
Graham, a 6-month-old therapy dog, is seen at the PRIDE OUTside Festival at Vinoy Park on June 5 in St. Petersburg.
Graham, a 6-month-old therapy dog, is seen at the PRIDE OUTside Festival at Vinoy Park on June 5 in St. Petersburg. [ MENGSHIN LIN | Times ]
Roy Pringle, 68, participates the Diva Dash event during the PRIDE OUTside Festival at Vinoy Park on June 5 in St. Petersburg.
Roy Pringle, 68, participates the Diva Dash event during the PRIDE OUTside Festival at Vinoy Park on June 5 in St. Petersburg. [ MENGSHIN LIN | Times ]
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Playing with bubbles at the PRIDE OUTside Festival at Vinoy Park on  June 5 in St. Petersburg.
Playing with bubbles at the PRIDE OUTside Festival at Vinoy Park on June 5 in St. Petersburg. [ MENGSHIN LIN | Times ]
People gather at Vinoy Park for the PRIDE OUTside Festival on June 5 in St. Petersburg.
People gather at Vinoy Park for the PRIDE OUTside Festival on June 5 in St. Petersburg. [ MENGSHIN LIN | Times ]
A runner crosses the finish line during the 5K Pride Run at Vinoy Park on June 5 in St. Petersburg.
A runner crosses the finish line during the 5K Pride Run at Vinoy Park on June 5 in St. Petersburg. [ MENGSHIN LIN | Times ]
Olivia Johnson, 18, right, and EL Coloń, 28, of Fort Myers pose during the PRIDE OUTside Festival at Vinoy Park on June 5 in St. Petersburg.
Olivia Johnson, 18, right, and EL Coloń, 28, of Fort Myers pose during the PRIDE OUTside Festival at Vinoy Park on June 5 in St. Petersburg. [ MENGSHIN LIN | Times ]
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