Skyla Luckey,Patch Staff
ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The city of St. Petersburg will kick off Pride month Wednesday morning by raising the Pride flag outside of St. Pete City Hall.
The 20th anniversary of St. Pete Pride will be celebrated by having events throughout the city all month long. Also, the Pride Parade returns for the first time since 2019. It is scheduled for June 25 during Pride weekend.
“St. Petersburg is a place where inclusivity, diversity and equity matter," Mayor Ken Welch said. "Our annual Pride festivities, culminating with Florida’s largest Pride parade and festival, highlight our city’s support for our LGBTQ+ community, and all who have experienced marginalization. I’m proud to be leading a city that embraces our LGBTQ+ community, and where our citizens are valued for who they are, not who they love or how they identify. We — all of us — Are St. Pete."