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Photos: St. Pete Pride

Thousands of people celebrated Pride along the St. Petersburg waterfront.
Published Jun. 23
Updated Jun. 23

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.

MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times William Weidner, 6, and dad Matt Weidner, wave a rainbow flag.
MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times Sharahje Fuller, 19, dances at the pre-parade party.
MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times Victoria Michaels, also known as Eleanor Diamond, performs for Pride.
ALLIE GOULDING | Times The cast of MTV's Floribama Shore watches the St. Pete Pride Parade on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in St. Petersburg. The cast and crew filmed throughout event on Saturday.
ALLIE GOULDING | Times Kenya Black, 2019 Miss St. Pete Pride, waves to the crowd.
ALLIE GOULDING | Times Emma Bernstine, Mia Torres and Rhea Thielbar, 19, of Tampa, dance during the pre-parade party.
MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times Janet Martinez, 21, (right) and her girlfriend , Asia Nguyen, 21, share a hug.
MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times People dance during the pre-parade party in North Straub Park.
MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times Rosario Coronado, 29, and her son, Johandi Coronado, 6.
MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times People cheer for beads and confetti.
ALLIE GOULDING | Times Two members of Skull Dogs take a moment to kiss.
ALLIE GOULDING | Times People watch the St. Pete Pride Parade.
ALLIE GOULDING | Times Kevin Sabourin, 49, fof Gulfport high fives the crowd.
MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times Serina Huddleston, 6, walks in the parade.
MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times The TransPride marchers walk down Bayshore chanting "Trans rights are human rights."
MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times Jay Hendrick, 17, (left) and Nijia Orlandi, 15, share a laugh.
ALLIE GOULDING | Times A performer marches during the St. Pete Pride Parade.
ALLIE GOULDING | Times A performer marches during the St. Pete Pride Parade.
ALLIE GOULDING | Times Shau Aquasolaris, 25, of Orlando, dances.
MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times Jackson Wiggins, 7, attends the St. Pete Pride parade.


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