PHOTOS: Sioux Falls Grows Its Pride

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com June 27 2014 1:07 PM ET

This year marks the sixth year of Pride in Sioux Falls, and the celebration took place Saturday at McKennan Park. Attendance more than doubled in 2013 with an estimated 600+ attendees, and this year's crowd was estimated at close to 2,000 for 2014. Celebrants came from eastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota, northwestern Iowa, and northern Nebraska.

Photos by CJ Mixed Media (link) and Imagery by Brandt (link)

Wells Fargo volunteer Kelley Walsh displays pride colors.

Opening flag ceremony.


Some cuties pose for a photo at the after-party.

Sioux Falls mayor Mike Huether gives a welcoming speech.

Nancy and Jennie Rosenbrahn talk about their lawsuit to get South Dakota to recognize their marriage.

Attorney Joshua Newville talks about legal challenges.

iO and her team from the Self Evident Truth project. Sioux Falls Pride broke the national record for portraits taken, only to be beat out by six photos by Chicago Pride the following day.

Heartland Health Resource Center provides education and a fun photo booth.

Crowd members showing off their costumes.

Kids enjoy talking with a princess at Kid's Zone.

Drag queen Porscha Storm dazzles the crowd.

Queen Veronica Kennedy displays her fierceness.

Spectators congregate to the main stage to see the performers werk.

Sandee Klam rockin’ the floral print.

Brandonna Dupri LaReese poses with after-party goers.

April Carrión from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6 shows her patriotism.

April Carrión from RuPaul’s Drag Race werkin’ it at the after-party.