With LGBTQ Pride month coming to an end, San Francisco went out with a bang as thousands of people gathered along Market Street for the 47th annual Pride Parade. More than 240 groups and organizations participated in the parade, some riding on extravagant floats decorated with messages of love and resistance.
An estimated crowd of more than a million people checked out the festivities on Sunday.
Some organizations took to this year’s theme, “A Celebration of Diversity,” more than others. ABC7 News noted, “The message of love and peace flowed through the parade, but there was also a message to resist.”
Supporters of Black Lives Matter and the Women’s March made an appearance holding banners and signs of resistance while individuals wore their best #resist outfits.
The parade started at Market and Beale streets and came to a close at Market and 8th streets, before people made their way to UN Plaza.
San Francisco politicians also made an appearance, including San Francisco Police Chief Scott William Scott and District 5 Supervisor, and President of the Board of Supervisors London Breed who was decked out in a tie dye dress.
The city also celebrated diversity with a slew of parties. After the parade, hundreds of thousands of attendees made their way down to Civic Center and joined in on merriment.
Pride attendants came in all shapes, sizes and colors.
As celebrations came to a close, City Hall lit up for Pride.
Cheers to a fun Pride weekend and for many more!