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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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Members of the Gay Mens Chorus of Los Angeles march in LA Pride in West Hollywood on June 8, 2014.
Members of the Gay Mens Chorus of Los Angeles march in LA Pride in West Hollywood on June 8, 2014. DVSROSS
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti DVSROSS
Mr. Leather
Mr. Leather DVSROSS
Leather clowns?
Leather clowns? DVSROSS
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Los Angeles Police Department
Los Angeles Police Department DVSROSS
Gloria Allred
Gloria Allred DVSROSS
Queen for a Day.
Queen for a Day. DVSROSS
Trevor Project contingency
Trevor Project contingency DVSROSS
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Proud families.
Proud families. DVSROSS

Balloon boy.
Balloon boy. DVSROSS

Cruisin' with daddies.
Cruisin’ with daddies. DVSROSS

Those who served.
Those who served. DVSROSS

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