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Published: 8/23/2014


Toledo Pride parade

The 5th anniversary of Toledo Pride included a parade in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, August 23, 2014. It is the second day of a three-day celebration with live entertainment, free rides on the Sandpiper and various vendors and information tables. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

Lavern Brown walking alongside the Owens Community College's Gay Straight Alliance float at the Toledo Pride parade. On it, with the flag, is Jenna Addison. Both live in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lavern Brown walking alongside the Owens Community College's Gay Straight Alliance float at the Toledo Pride parade. On it, with ...
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Emily Hassett , selling rainbow flags in front of protesters at the 5th anniversary of Toledo Pride parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Emily Hassett , selling rainbow flags in front of protesters at the 5th anniversary of Toledo Pride parade.
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One of  the many floats in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo One of the many floats in the parade.
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The float of the Rainbow Area Youth. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The float of the Rainbow Area Youth.
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Anita Rios, candidate for governor. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Anita Rios, candidate for governor.
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Kris Blochowski, left, with her dog Caesar and her son Josh. They live in Maumee. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kris Blochowski, left, with her dog Caesar and her son Josh. They live in Maumee.
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Outlook Magazine's rainbow flag. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Outlook Magazine's rainbow flag.
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Jenna Addison, of Toledo, on the Owens Community College's Gay Straight Alliance float. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jenna Addison, of Toledo, on the Owens Community College's Gay Straight Alliance float.
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Parade watchers along Summit Street in downtown Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Parade watchers along Summit Street in downtown Toledo.
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Haley Hugo sports custom-designed shades. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Haley Hugo sports custom-designed shades.
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The parade includes scores of contingents, including organizations from the Mercy College, the University of Findlay, Owens Community College and the University of Toledo; area businesses, including Fifth Third Bank, Huntington, Owens Corning, and the Yark Automotive Group; and politicians. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The parade includes scores of contingents, including organizations from the Mercy College, the University of Findlay, Owens Community College and ...
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Jason Hetz, of Oregon, left, Drea Hochleitner, 5, and Krista Bernath at the marriage equality table. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jason Hetz, of Oregon, left, Drea Hochleitner, 5, and Krista Bernath at the marriage equality table.
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The parade includes many floats, including this one for Mojo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The parade includes many floats, including this one for Mojo.
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The parade includes scores of contingents, including The Village Church. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The parade includes scores of contingents, including The Village Church.
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The parade includes scores of contingents, including Fifth Third Bank. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The parade includes scores of contingents, including Fifth Third Bank.
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Carnations are given out by the riders on the RHouse float. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Carnations are given out by the riders on the RHouse float.
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Carnations are given out by the riders on the RHouse float. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Carnations are given out by the riders on the RHouse float.
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Parade watchers along Summit Street in downtown Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Parade watchers along Summit Street in downtown Toledo.
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Sarah Wyatt, left, and Karen Cheatham, both of Oregon, wait for the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sarah Wyatt, left, and Karen Cheatham, both of Oregon, wait for the parade.
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A rainbow of hair colors: One of the information tables, this one seeking signatures on behalf of marriage equality. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A rainbow of hair colors: One of the information tables, this one seeking signatures on behalf of marriage equality.
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Tristan Saffron-Cottrell, of Bowling Green, right, receives some help as he looks over dresses at the vendor area of the event. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tristan Saffron-Cottrell, of Bowling Green, right, receives some help as he looks over dresses at the vendor area of ...
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Dr. Dafina-Lazarus Stewart, of Bowling Green, left, speaking with Tobias Spears, also of Bowling Green, and a secretary for Equality Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dr. Dafina-Lazarus Stewart, of Bowling Green, left, speaking with Tobias Spears, also of Bowling Green, and a secretary for ...
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Christopher Hansen, of Little Rock, Arkansas, along the parade route. He is working at Cedar Point and living in Sandusky for the summer. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Christopher Hansen, of Little Rock, Arkansas, along the parade route. He is working at Cedar Point and living in Sandusky ...
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Christopher Hansen, of Little Rock, Arkansas, along the parade route. He is working at Cedar Point and living in Sandusky for the summer.   Enlarge | Buy This Photo Christopher Hansen, of Little Rock, Arkansas, along the parade route. He is working at Cedar Point and living in Sandusky ...
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Janice Flahiff, of Toledo, left, and Peter Kobak, of Cincinnati, staff the Ohioans to Stop Executions table at the event. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Janice Flahiff, of Toledo, left, and Peter Kobak, of Cincinnati, staff the Ohioans to Stop Executions table at the event.
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