Sunday, June 29, 2014

Loud and proud: 2014 St Pete Pride Parade in photos

The first-ever nighttime parade brought out big crowds.

Posted By on Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 12:21 PM

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The 2014 St Pete Pride Parade wound through streets of downtown on Saturday night in front of thousands of cheering and proud fans. Starting at sundown, it was first time the parade was held at night. This year's event is expanded to two days with a street festival that continues today on Central Avenue.



click to enlarge Rick Kriseman attends his first pride parade as St. Petersburg mayor. - CHIP WEINER
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  • Rick Kriseman attends his first pride parade as St. Petersburg mayor.

click to enlarge Paradegoers were enthusiastic about his participation. - CHIP WEINER
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  • Paradegoers were enthusiastic about his participation.

click to enlarge The party was loud and proud outside of The Queens Head Restaurant and Eurobar on Central Avenue. - CHIP WEINER
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  • The party was loud and proud outside of The Queens Head Restaurant and Eurobar on Central Avenue.


click to enlarge The PFLAG float carried the message of "Love Wins." - CHIP WEINER
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  • The PFLAG float carried the message of "Love Wins."

click to enlarge Dillan, almost 4, shows his pride with his light saber. - CHIP WEINER
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  • Dillan, almost 4, shows his pride with his light saber.

click to enlarge Aaron Cassette demonstrates his rifle-handling skill as part of the St Pete Twirling Project. - CHIP WEINER
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  • Aaron Cassette demonstrates his rifle-handling skill as part of the St Pete Twirling Project.

click to enlarge The pot and the kettle. - CHIP WEINER
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  • The pot and the kettle.

click to enlarge Mitzi Gordon, director of Creative Pinellas, drives a car that is part of the CARMADA Art's Mobile Fleet. - CHIP WEINER
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  • Mitzi Gordon, director of Creative Pinellas, drives a car that is part of the CARMADA Art's Mobile Fleet.

click to enlarge Gaybor representin.' - CHIP WEINER
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  • Gaybor representin.'

click to enlarge Showing the love, Nina Arther kisses Missy Hammond at parade side. - CHIP WEINER
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  • Showing the love, Nina Arther kisses Missy Hammond at parade side.

click to enlarge Tina Knight dons a rainbow mask. Kinda fun and a little creepy.... - CHIP WEINER
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  • Tina Knight dons a rainbow mask. Kinda fun and a little creepy....

click to enlarge CL delivers! The Street Team handed out  copies of Creative Loafing's Pride Issue. - CHIP WEINER
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  • CL delivers! The Street Team handed out copies of Creative Loafing's Pride Issue.

The celebration wraps up today with the St Pete Pride Festival all day on Central Avenue. There will be hundreds of exhibitors, multiple stages, and best of all, it's free.

Make sure to come by the Creative Loafing booth for fun, photos and great prizes!

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