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Powerful and Proud: People of San Francisco Pride

Photo by: Kristina Bakrevski
by Laura Mason | @masonlazarus Mon June 27, 2016 | 12:00 AM

All Pride celebrations are powerful, but San Francisco's Pride Parade is one of the world's best. Despite increased security and heightened tension, hundreds of thousands of participants came together from across the globe during what was perhaps one of the most important Pride weekends in years. 

Celebrating being different and being you are two things San Francisco is best at. In this city Fest300 comes home, it's exhilarating to see all the faces, costumes, dance moves, married couples, friends, colorful weirdness, and courage on display from the LGBT community and beyond every day. But to witness it en masse during Sunday's rainbow parade is something that deserves a spot on everyone's bucket list. 

Revel in the portraits of love and acceptance below.

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

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San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    27

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    27

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    27

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    27

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    27

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    58

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    27

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    27

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    27

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    27

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    27

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    27

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    27

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01

San Francisco Pride 2016 Kristina Bakrevski    01