Celebration of acceptance, love, equality, authenticity and diversity.
Rainbow colors filled the streets as thousands marched through downtown at Winnipeg’s 31st Pride Parade on June 3, 2018 with over a hundred floats.
The day began with a rally at the Manitoba legislature before participants made their way across Broadway on to Memorial Boulevard. From there, they headed east on York Avenue, then on to Fort Street.
This year’s theme, ‘My First Pride’, was billed a way for people reflect on their first experience at the festival and welcome people taking part for the first time.
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister spoke at a rally organized by the festival ahead of the parade Sunday.
Among the political personalities seen in the parade were Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, Leader of Manitoba NDP Wab Kinew and MP Robert Falcon Oulette.
The Pride Festival at The Forks followed the parade later on the day.