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Rockford Area Pride hosts first parade. See photos

Raven Ross cheers and waves a pride flag during the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Raven Ross cheers and waves a pride flag during the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
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A member of the Rockford Rage roller derby team waves during the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
A member of the Rockford Rage roller derby team waves during the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
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Andrea Wallace waves a large rainbow flag during the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Andrea Wallace waves a large rainbow flag during the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
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The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
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Zakeeya Williams, left, records Andrea Hudson, during the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Zakeeya Williams, left, records Andrea Hudson, during the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
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The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
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Drag performer and honorary grand marshal Krystal Ball waves a pride flag during the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Drag performer and honorary grand marshal Krystal Ball waves a pride flag during the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
Drag performer Bunny waves during the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Drag performer Bunny waves during the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
Members of Girl Scouts of the United States of America walk in the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Members of Girl Scouts of the United States of America walk in the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
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Members of Girl Scouts of the United States of America walk in the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Members of Girl Scouts of the United States of America walk in the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
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Honorary grand marshal Kevin Stites, right, and his partner Joseph Germanos, left, walk in the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Honorary grand marshal Kevin Stites, right, and his partner Joseph Germanos, left, walk in the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
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The Rev. Matthew Johnson from the Unitarian Universalist Church walks in the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rev. Matthew Johnson from the Unitarian Universalist Church walks in the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
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Andrea Hudson, left, and Zakeeya Williams, right, watch and record the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Andrea Hudson, left, and Zakeeya Williams, right, watch and record the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
Members of Chicago Spirit Brigade wave and dance in the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Members of Chicago Spirit Brigade wave and dance in the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
Members of Chicago Spirit Brigade wave and dance in the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Members of Chicago Spirit Brigade wave and dance in the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
Phyllis Gallisath, executive director of the Liam Foundation, records the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Phyllis Gallisath, executive director of the Liam Foundation, records the first Rockford Area Pride Parade held Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
The Rockford Area Pride Committee hosted its first Pride Parade Saturday, June 1, 2024, in downtown Rockford.
Kara Hawley/Rockford Register Star