Photo by: Jacqueline Pena
Pride Parade Marches On Despite Delay
After being postponed due to Hurricane Harvey last month, Austin’s 7th annual Pride Parade brought thousands of people together to celebrate.
Starting at the Capitol and ending at Republic Square Park, the parade had over 120 float entries and two emcee stages to accommodate the large crowd. Many corporations, ranging from local organizations, such as Austin Animal Protection, to international entities, like Apple and Mini Cooper, participated in the event.
The parade was a platform for love and inclusion. Although the LGBTQ+ community continuously faces discrimination, such as the failure of the ‘bathroom bill,’ Saturday night was used to revel in harmony within the community, no matter gender identity or sexual preference.
The Pride Parade is known for its elaborate floats and costumes, and there was plenty of colorful displays to go around.
Hurricane Harvey also delayed the Pride Festival, which will now take place Oct. 21. The festival will have live performances, and some of the proceeds will go to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. To buy a ticket, click here.
To read more about the pride parade, check out the Daily Texan’s article here.