Photos: L.A. PRIDE 2016 Celebrated In Solidarity
Despite the tragedy in Orlando, thousands flocked to the streets of West Hollywood on Sunday for the 46th annual PRIDE parade. Though hearts were heavy, the sense of community was strong.
Dozens of floats made their way down a packed Santa Monica Boulevard Sunday morning and afternoon in a colorful celebration. L.A. Pride had tweeted earlier in the day #ThePrideMustGoOn.
We spotted floats from a number of area LGBTQ organizations, and even the cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia aboard a Paddy's Pub float. Many held signs expressing support for the victims of the Orlando shooting, while others, including member of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), marched in silence to show their solidarity.
Earlier in the day, police arrested a man in Santa Monica who allegedly had three guns and explosives in his car. He told officers he was headed to the parade, but his intentions remain unclear.