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Monterey County celebrates love at 2022 Pride parade

Love was in the air Saturday as hundreds turned out to cheer and celebrate the return of the Monterey County LGBTQ+ Parade.

Families and friends greeted each other with hugs and kisses along the parade route. Guests included local officials and tourists, who came to see the colorful floats and to stand up for love and equality as a community.

“We came just to support our community, to be able to have the freedom to be who we are, without having to look over our shoulders and be discriminated against because of who we are,” said attendee Ashley LaMorte.

Organizations like Salinas Valley Pride Celebrations, Montage Health and members of the Monterey Bay Roller Derby waved their flags and signs as they made their way through the crowds.

The ever-beloved Mary Poppins made a special appearance with her magical umbrella on a carriage, while Thelma and Louise flew a classic rainbow-adorned Thunderbird to close the show.

Mary Poppins makes a special appearance on a float during the 2022 Pride Parade in Monterey, California.

For many, it was more than the colors and the entertainment.

Jack Driver says he feels this is a time to continue showing support, citing concerns recently raised across the country about the rollback of LGBTQ+ rights.

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