15 happy photos from Charlotte Pride’s Sunday parade

15 happy photos from Charlotte Pride’s Sunday parade
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If you didn’t make it to the Charlotte Pride parade and festival this weekend, here’s a quick photo recap of what you missed.

Parade grand marshall, Mayor Jennifer Roberts, greeting the crowd.

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Mayor Jennifer Roberts shakes hands at Charlotte Pride 2016

Major companies taking a vocal stand for equality.

Wells Fargo, PNC Bank and Bank of America were presenting sponsors. See all the sponsors here.

Bank of America employees march at Charlotte Pride 2016

Bank of America employees march at Charlotte Pride 2016

Wells Fargo's carriage at Charlotte Pride 2016

Wells Fargo’s carriage at Charlotte Pride 2016

Massive crowds.

WFAE reports a record year of attendance at this year’s festival. If so, it means that more than 120,000 people participated the two-day festival.

Crowds gather along Trade Street

Crowds gather along Trade Street

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Crowds along Tryon Street

Dogs that are fresher than you.

Not even the heat could keep that dog from show off its rainbow ‘do.

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A dog with a festive rainbow tail

A dog with a festive rainbow tail

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Two dogs who love equality

Churches standing behind the LGBTQ community.

The Observer reports more than a dozen church organizations participated in the parade this year. When it launched back in 1994, only one church joined in.

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First United Methodist Church displays the rainbow flag

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church marches with a “LOVING NOT JUDGING” sign

Elaborate floats.

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Chasers’ parade float

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Orgullo’s parade float

Shirts to show your support.

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“I’ve got your back” and “Y’all means all” shirts at Charlotte Pride

HB2 opposition.

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EqualityNC marches with a “Repeal HB2” banner

Kids supporting parents.

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A young Pride attendee watches the parade

And parents supporting their kids.

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A proud mom marches with PFLAG

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