ST PETE PRIDE FESTIVAL-Andrew Stelzer
This weekend was a celebration of PRIDE all over the world, as gay, lesbian, bi and trans festivals took place in hundreds of cities. Over 350 thousand people marched in Chicagoâ€™s pride parade; 500 thousand danced through the streets of Rio, and up to one million people celebrated sexual diversity in Toronto. For the second year, St Petersburgâ€™s pride festival featured a rainbow flag; this year it stretched over 4 blocks long. Over 20 thousand people came to St Pete pride over the weekend, for music, shopping and a gathering of a community that continues to fight for rights as equals in society. WMNFâ€™s Andrew Stelzer was at St Pete Pride, he asked some of the participants what the event meant to them.
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