With this year’s Pride Week drawing to a close, members of Peterborough-Nogojiwanong’s LGBTQ+ community and allies celebrated diversity and inclusivity during the annual Pride parade on Saturday afternoon (September 23) in downtown Peterborough.
The parade began at City Hall and travelled down George Street to Millennium Park, where the annual Pride in the Park celebration took place.
Many participants in the parade took to heart this year’s Pride Week Theme of “Love. Out. Loud.” by proudly wearing costumes, holding signs and banners, and dressing in rainbow colours or carrying the Pride flag.
“This is a rally cry to be visible and vocal as we face threats from those who wish we would be silent,” Peterborough Pride organizers said about this year’s theme.
“We encourage you to embrace the theme in your participation in the parade and throughout Pride Week.”
Peterborough photographer Sean Bruce took photos of this year’s Pride parade and shared several of them with kawarthaNOW.