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PHOTOS: Hello, Columbus Pride

PHOTOS: Hello, Columbus Pride


The Buckeye State puts on a great show with George Takei as grand marshal.

Actor and activist George Takei headed up the parade in Columbus, Ohio, this year, with the theme "Created Equal." Thousands of people came out last weekend to celebrate and watch over 150 floats. It took over 500 volunteers to put on the parade and ceremonies.

Photos taken by Mark Hiser, visit his Flickr page here.

2014columbus2_0 OutServe represents for LGBT folks in the armed services.

2014columbus3_0 It's not an official parade without a color guard.

2014columbus4_0 These Boy Scouts are well prepared.

2014columbus5_0 Stonewall Columbus continues to lead the fight in Central Ohio for equal rights.

2014columbus6_0 And the band played on.

2014columbus7_0 Grand marshal George Takei. Oh, my.

2014columbus8_0 George gives the Vulcan salute.

2014columbus9_0 Marching on the right side of history.

2014columbus10_0 A very welcoming welcoming committee.

2014columbus11_0 A rainbow tutu is always appropriate.

2014columbus12_0 Did you ever think you would see the day when bank-sponsored contingents joined the LGBT parade?

2014columbus13_0 Debbie Downers are always there too.

2014columbus14_0 Temple Beth Shalom is a warm and inclusive congregation in Albany, Ohio.

2014columbus15_0 The AIDS Resource Center, Ohio contingent.

2014columbus16_0 Welcoming Christians.

2014columbus17_0 Cardinal Health Inc. is a Fortune 500 health care services company based in Dublin, Ohio.

2014columbus18_0 Sometimes you need to take off your shirt to show how really healthy you are.

2014columbus20_0Stilts are handy if you want to get a better vantage point on the crowd.

2014columbus21_0 Created Equal in Columbus.

2014columbus22_0 Walking in style, in heels and flats.

2014columbus23_0 God loves everyone, especially nuns on motorcycles.

2014columbus24_0 Canine carrying the message.

2014columbus25_0 Slogans, signs, statement T-shirts ... yup, must be a Pride Parade.

2014columbus26_0 Dee W. Ieye, noted Tupperware diva, always selling.

2014columbus27_0 Jesus might hate carrying a sign in the hot sun. We don't really know.

2014columbus28_0 Arts and crafts-driven Pride.

2014columbus29_0 Dogs are tired? These boys can give you a lift.

2014columbus30_0 We'll take the one in the patriotic shorts when you're finished with him, sir.

2014columbus31_0 Pesky antigay protesters are usually part of the scene.

2014columbus32_0 Give a loud howl for the local gay rugby team, the Columbus Coyotes.

2014columbus33_0 Pride rolls on by.

2014columbus34_0 Ohio Proud T-shirts courtesy of Jeni's splendid ice creams.

2014columbus35_0 And yes, it's not really a Pride Parade without boys in perilously short shorts.

2014columbus36_0 I love your hat.

2014columbus37_0 The float that has everything: wings, leather shorts, crowns, and a Wagnerian valkyrie.

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