ST. PETERSBURG — Thousands of folks painted the town in celebration of LGBT rights Saturday night. The annual St. Pete LGBT Pride Parade is the largest Pride event in the Sunshine State. The celebration comes on the heels of the landmark Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states.
The decision came down Friday, and celebrations took place all over the country. President Obama spoke at the White House praising the Supreme Court.
“This ruling is a victory for Americans. This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believes in their hearts. When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free,” said the President of The United States.
Later that evening the White House lit up in rainbow colors to show support for the decision. Saturday evening was Central Avenue’s turn to be lit up while families and couples of all ages, race and sexual orientations gathered before and after the parade that started at sundown.