Celebrating 20 years of Pride in St. Petersburg amid Florida’s anti-LGBTQ+ crusade.
It was St. Petersburg’s first LGBTQ Pride march since the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it comes just three months after Florida’s governor signed what critics call the “Don’t Say Gay” law.
Parade-goers expressed hope and determination, despite recent threats to LGBTQ rights.
As the event marks a major milestone, organizers say the mission is more critical than ever.
Pride Month officially began in St. Petersburg June 1 as it has for years, with support from local leadership.