PHOTOS: Long Beach Pride Marks The Beginning Of This Year’s Pride Season

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Thousands gathered in Long Beach last week to kick off the 2016 Pride season. This year’s festivities included live music, drag performances, a dyke march, a gospel fest, a street fair and, of course, a parade. The year’s Grand Marshal was none other than Charo. Yes, the Charo. Cuchi cuchi!

Scroll down for photos from the festivities. Happy Pride!

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Colorful and beautiful day in Long Beach, California #longbeachpride #lgbt #longbeach #gaypride

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  • Anonymous

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