Palm Springs Pride wasn’t blessed with the sunny day everybody was expecting, but it was an epic closure to Pride season in the US.
Despite the cloudy weather, more than 200 walking groups and floats took to Grand Canyon Drive on Sunday 4 November.
Revelers of every age waved their rainbow flags and donned spectacular outfits for the desert Pride, a certified Californian LGBTI haven.
This year’s theme Youth Power For Change involved the younger LGBTIs, their families, and allies. Therefore, schools from the valley marched together for the first time on Sunday.
During the parade, a mass of students from nearly 20 Coachella Valley and High Desert schools took to Palm Canyon to show their support for the LGBTI community.
Alongside the official theme this year, there was also an unofficial message Palm Springs Pridegoers were keen to spread. With midterm election just around the corner, many prompted people to go vote.
The woman behind the Pride flag also took part in the march.
Lynn Segerblom, in fact, created the flag with James McNamara and Gilbert Baker forty years ago. The flag later went on to become a symbol for the whole community.
Significantly, this was the first Palm Springs Pride for the tie-dye artist, where she showed up in a red convertible.
Take a look at this year’s best pictures: