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Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade 2023

The Beaverton Pride Parade and Festival were phenomenal! It was my first year going, and we met up with a few of our neighbors to enjoy the festivities. Here are some photos of the parade, as I got too wrapped up in shopping at all the vendor tents and watching the performances and put my camera away so I could cover myself with temporary tattoos and flags. Thank you to everyone who helped plan, coordinate, and put on a fantastic Pride event, and may there be so many more to come!


In all seriousness, a lot of folks think Pride is a time of the year where people go to festivals, parades, and clubs to celebrate (we do... BUT). Please remember that Pride is a response to police brutality in a gay nightclub. Pride started as a RIOT. Pride was a movement started in 1970 to advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, inclusion, and equality. We're still fighting for those things.


Do not forget, as the rainbows and glitter rain down on you, that our community is suffering. There is a war against trans rights and trans bodies. There is a war against queer vocabulary and culture. Lawmakers are weaponizing public policy to attack the LGBTQIA+ community. Year to date, there have been 540 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced into state legislatures (all-time record). Of those 540, 220 bills specifically target transgender and non-binary people (also an all-time record).


45 of those bills have already been enacted.


Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon

Beaverton Pride Festival and Parade shows parade participants walking in historic downtown Beaverton oregon



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