Promoting the Freak Island Musical Sideshow, which will appear Nov. 30 at Market Street Pub & Cabaret.
Love is all around during Pride Day.
Don Austin plays a little string music.
Frank, Victor, Ivan, Nick and Alex mug for the camera. They ordered the matching T-shirts online specifically for Pride.
Christi-Lee Arocho and owner Diana Davis of Ocala-based Rainbow Swag promote their designer-clothing line.
Kelvin Nguyen of Mystik Elements displays an origami swan he created for Pride.
The Pride Festival was held on Southeast 1st Avenue and drew thousands of people to downtown Gainesville.
Lexi McMinn of Lake Butler plants a kiss on her sister Sydney Ward’s cheek. Ward, 18, of Fleming Island used the occasion to come out to her family via a photo posted on Facebook. “This is the best coming out ever!” she said.
PFLAG (Parents and Family of Lesbians and Gays) members include, from left, Allyson Haskell, Cheryl Kaplan, Kathy Funke and Emily Hoon.
AJ Menendez, master male illusionist from Jacksonville, shows off his crown and the award he won in 2013.
Male illusionist Justin Saine, reigning Mr. Sunshine State, performs onstage with daughter Lil Insane.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship choir performs.
g play, a folk/rock band from Micanopy, gets the crowd going.
Gainesville’s Bruce Blackwell, left, and Brandon “Brandy” Wight have been a happy couple for almost 50 years. They finally tied the knot in 2004 in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. Wight reached the century mark in May. His sign reads: 100 Years Old & Always Proud.
A flag that took on a whole new meaning in 2015 for the LBGT community.