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Photo Focus: Freedom City Welcome the 2024 Pride Parade

Although it was a small parade, dozens of spectators lined Strand Street to join in the revelry at the 5th Annual Pride Parade and Health Fair Block Party in Frederiksted, Saturday. The first Pride event of the year was a rave party at Point Udall and the last will be the Pride Celebration drag show at Sand Castle on the Beach June 15.

Trucks, vans, cars, people, quadrille dancers and even women on horseback – the Crucian Cowgirls – decorated in rainbow colors in support of the Virgin Islands LGBTQ+ community, proceeded slowly down the street.

A construction company’s converted entry in the Pride Parade honored several people. Troupes of dancers followed the vehicles, playing upbeat music. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)
Celebrating Pride month was a crew from a local restaurant. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Adults and children moved to the music while watching the parade. Some jumped into the street and followed troupes to the end. Based on the smiling faces, everyone seemed happy.

Parade spectators randomly spaced themselves all along Strand Street from the Abramson Pier to Frederiksted Health Care, Inc. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)
A mother and her child, clearly enjoying the event, held down a corner on Strand Street during Saturday’s Pride Parade. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

The parade costumes ranged from feathers to capes to tee shirts and plenty of bling in rainbow colors.

Two participants in elaborate costumes, complete with feathers, strike poses at the beginning of the Pride Parade. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)
One participant danced in his five-inch high heels to the end of the parade. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

For the past five years, Frederiksted Health Care Inc. has supported the Pride Parade with events, handouts and refreshments.

At the end of the Pride Parade, Frederiksted Health Care Inc. hosted refreshments and a health fair attended by spectators and parade participants. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)
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