Pride Parade Hits Downtown Prince George
Prince George, B.C. – Thousands lined the streets of downtown Prince George this morning for the 18th annual Gay Pride Parade.
It included the participation of police, fire rescue, unions, businesses, and Prince George City Council.
Pride president Valentine Crawford said he was “ecstatic” with the turnout noting Pride “touches everyone.”
That sentiment was echoed by drag queen Ivana ‘ B Alone in a speech on the steps of City Hall.
“Pride started off as a political experience to get our message across and we still have struggles around the world. I’ve been married three years to my husband but there are people that just can’t do that,” he said. “And I don’t want people to forget why we started.”
Today’s Pride Festival continues until 3 pm outside City Hall.