Thousands gather in West Hollywood for annual LA Pride parade

Thousands gather in West Hollywood for annual LA Pride parade

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Thousands of participants, spectators and marchers gathered along the famed Santa Monica Blvd., in West Hollywood on Sunday for the annual LA Pride parade.

The event featured 130 entrants, including grocery stores, banks, politicians, television news stations and advocacy groups. Organizers said prior to the event they expected more than 400,000 participants, making it the largest ever gathering of LGBT people and their allies in Southern California.

Sunday’s event was the first LA Pride since the Supreme Court’s landmark decisions last summer that allowed same-sex marriage to, once again, be legal in California.

“It’s happier this year,” Raymond Sylvester, 74, told the Los Angeles Times. “People are happier. They can get married now.”

Enjoy the photos from talented photographer DVSROSS:

Mr. and Miss LA Pride
Mr. and Miss LA Pride DVSROSS
Marching with pride.
Marching with pride. DVSROSS
Love for all.
Love for all. DVSROSS
Homophobes not welcome
Homophobes not welcome DVSROSS

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