San Diego is celebrating Pride this weekend, with the annual parade taking place yesterday (13 July).
This year’s theme – Stonewall 50: A Legacy of Liberation – pays tribute to the Stonewall riots which prompted the fight for LGBTI rights across the US.
San Diego Pride parade
Celebrations kicked off on Saturday with the 5k run, which will benefit the LGBT Community Center’s Youth Housing Project and San Diego Pride Community Grants.
After the 5K, the annual 1.5-mile Pride Parade began at 10am at the Hillcrest Pride Flag. The Californian city saw more than 20o floats parading at this year’s event.
According to San Diego Pride organisers, the parade is the sixth largest Pride event in the US and attracts more than 250,000 people each year.
The parade route ended at Balboa Park’s Marston Point, the site of the two-day Pride Festival.
King Princess and Aquaria stole the show
The 45th LGBTI two-day festival will have about 100 artist performing on stage.
Genderqueer singer and producer King Princess headlined the festival on Saturday, while lesbian singer Melissa Etheridge will headline the festival on Sunday.
Singer and pianist Greyson Chance and artist Show Tha Product took to the stage in the afternoon, alongside DJ Kinky Loops and Mykki Blanco, to name but a few.
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 winner Aquaria also performed on Saturday, with fellow queens Kim Chi and Asia O’Hara.