Businesses along Central Avenue hosted a parade of love and rainbows Saturday morning for all to “Come OUT.”

All are dressed and ready for the weekend’s events. Photo by Magen Diogenes

In honor of National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11,  Come OUT St. Pete celebrated a week’s worth of events for community awareness and acceptance of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

The parade kicks off with city council member Darden Rice. Photo by Magen Diogenes

A block- long rainbow flag is unveiled throughout the parade route. Photo by Magen Diogenes

Miss Come OUT St. Pete 2019 graces the parade route. Photo by Magen Diogenes

Supporters march in solidarity for victims of transgender killings, especially for women of color. Photo by Magen Diogenes

It’s never a St. Pete parade without the Pedal Pub. Photo by Magen Diogenes

Advocates for sexual health awareness and reducing the risk of HIV walk through the parade with style. Photo by Magen Diogenes

Businesses and booths in the Grand Central District went a little more gay for the day as part of Saturday’s parade and festival.

The first mural for the SHINE Festival is a Lego piece by Jay Hoff and Chris Mize. Photo by Magen Diogenes

Love Food Central had vegan and gluten free cup-gay-kes for the occasion. Photo by Magen Diogenes

Old Key West Bar & Grill floods the sidewalk with a foam party. Photo by Magen Diogenes

For more information about Come OUT St. Pete and future events, visit https://www.comeoutstpete.org/.

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