Pride pics: Photos of St. Pete Pride by Samantha Goresh

On Saturday I joined the Creative Loafing staff at their booth at St. Pete's annual Pride Festival.  I was there as a photographer for their Big Gay Wedding/Honeymoon contest, but I also had time to view and photograph the crowd as well as the parade.  The weather that day was everything from breezy to rainy, to our usual — hot and humid, a typical Florida day.  But despite that,  everyone was in good spirits.  The crowd was even more diverse than I'd expected — all shapes, sizes, genders, colors (expected), families, churches (wonderful) and corporations (excellent).  There were also protesters, but I guess that's part of what makes this country great, the fact that we all had the right and the freedom to be there.

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