2017 Houston Pride

Written by Lauriston Brewster

Sweltering humidity and the threat of rain clouds didn’t stop thousands of proud, partying Houstonians to flock Downtown for the 2017 Houston Pride Festival and Parade.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, an American Civil Rights organization that focuses on LGBT communities as well as people living with AIDS/HIV (PWAs) through impact litigation, societal education, and public policy work.

Crowds gathered early near Smith and Lamar in preparation for the parade.

Thanks for the love!

This graceful gent skates right past HPD’s radar.

The anti-Pride people were there and severely out-numbered. Bye, Felicias.

By the numbers: Houston’s Pride celebration is 45 years young and the celebration once saw a record-breaking 700,000  people in 2015. That makes it one of the oldest and largest Gay Pride celebrations in the nation.