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PHOTOS: Rhode Island Pride After Dark

PHOTOS: Rhode Island Pride After Dark


In Rhode Island, they let the sun go down before celebrating with a night parade.

In 1976 about 75 people marched through downtown Providence. That small group in this small state are the roots of what would become the Rhode Island Pride. Now it's a daylong festival, held on Saturday on South Water Stree, that is capped by an Illuminated Nighttime Parade though downtown. The parade and its about 1,600 participants were cheered on this year by approximately 20,000 people, according to Kurt Bagley, president of Rhode Island Pride. For more information, check out

On the following pages, see photos by Jonathan Luke O'Brien (and visit his Facebook page here).

He wears his sunglassses at night.

Ballerinas in all shapes and sizes.

I love your hat.

The boy with the green hair.

Ri05_0Ms. Gulch drops in.

Ri06_0Evening wear appropriate for a nighttime parade.

Ri07_0 On wings of pride, and maybe something else a little naughtier.

Ri08_0 Miss and Mr. SCE give their official wave. Careful, don't try this at home, these are professionals

Ri09_0Like the Christopher Cross song.

Ri10_0The year's must-have wig.

Ri11_0A strapping young man.

Ri12_0Maybe a trip to Rhode Island is in order.

Ri13_0Gee, what a great idea: a nighttime parade. Romantic, no?

Ri14_0My, what big teeth you have.
Ri15_0Going green for Pride.

Ri16_0 Warning: Beads ahead.

Ri17_0Go, daddy, go!

Ri18_0What did you wear to Pride? Oh, not much. A bathing suit, some spray paint, a smile.

Ri19_0Oh now stop that. It can't be that bad.

Ri20_0 Out and proud.

Ri21_0Here's to the ladies who march.

Ri22_0Flag-waving, hand-holding pride.

Ri23_0Glowing with pride.

Ri24_0Dignitaries ride up top.

Ri25_0 Working the barricades.

Ri26_0Pride on wheels.

Ri27_0 Best Outfit, as voted by

Ri28_0But I don't want to go home, Glinda!

Ri30_0Congrats, gents.

Ri31_0Pride in your underwear.

Ri32_0 Floating pride.

Ri33_0Okay, maybe this is the best outfit. No we're not sure.

Ri34_0Wickedly beautiful.

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