Rochester Pride Parade 2016
Rochester's Pride parade kicked off on July 16 with a theme of "Let's Make Magic." This year it followed a different route starting downtown heading up Park Ave to a festival at Cobbs Hill park.
A group representing veterans was able to march, thanks in part to the elimination of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" in the US military.
One group paid tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting and another called attention to the larger problem of gun violence.
A group sponsored by Rochester Red and Black called attention to private prisons the mass incarceration of LGBTQ people.
More photos of the event in the gallery!