Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pittsburgh Shows Its Pride Community Celebrates with March, Events

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pittsburgh Shows Its Pride Community Celebrates with March, Events

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Members of the LGBTQ community and supporters came out in full force Sunday for the EQT Equality March and Pride Fest in Downtown Pittsburgh - events that celebrate gay rights.

This year's parade had an attendance of tens of thousands. At one point, an announcement over the loudspeaker said this year's parade was larger than the city's St. Patrick's Day festivities. It also was supported by a number of corporate sponsors and religious organizations.

"To see all these companies coming out and supporting us indicates there is more inclusiveness in the workplace," Craig Skvarka, 42, of Banksville said. "There were a few [corporate sponsors] in years past. But there are more now."

The Pride march is an opportunity for people in the gay community to express their individuality. The streets were teeming with rainbow colors - representing the coming together of different sexual orientations - worn on capes, T-shirts and flags. …

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