Erie Pride Parade & Rally a Great Time!

by Michael Mahler

On Saturday, August 27, about 230 people participated in the Erie Pride Parade & Rally. This year’s Pride events were organized by the Pride Planning committee, which is an informal coalition of groups and individuals.


About 100 people marched in the parade from the Zone Dance Club to Perry Square. John Daly King was the Grand Marshal for the parade, in a convertible driven by Caitlyn. Also in the parade were beloved local gay icons Jesse and Ricardo, who rode their tandem bike.

Parade units included

There were also many people marching as individuals, as well as a float carrying current and former Miss Eries.


The rally in Perry Square begins at 2 PM and will include speakers and performers. Please check in at the registration table when you arrive in Perry Square. The rally will include a variety of vendors and information booths.

Speakers and performers included:


The Dunk a Drag Queen game was very popular! We look forward to making this an annual tradition


Many businesses and organizations gave generously to help support Pride this year. These included

Committee Members & Volunteers

Many people from the committee worked hard to make the day enjoyable for everyone! Committee members included

In addition to the committee members, volunteers included:

Info Tables & Vendors

Info tables included:

Vendors included


Also view photos here.

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Pride Parade footage - Posted Aug 27, 2011

The World's Smallest Gay Pride Parade - Erie Pride 2011 - Posted Aug 27, 2011


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