Photos: Sun shines on for Twin Cities Pride parade

A woman holds two small Pride flags in her hair.
A young woman adjusts the Pride flags woven into her braids during the annual Twin Cities Pride march to Loring Park Sunday.
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The sun broke through the clouds earlier Sunday, just as the Twin Cities LGBTQ+ Pride March began its route. Thousands of colorfully-dressed people attended the parade, which started at South Third Street and Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis and proceeded to Loring Park.

A person is seen through a translucent winged decoration.
Zarra Tm prepares to march with a winged mechanical puppet before the annual Twin Cities Pride march to Loring Park Sunday.
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Mayor Jacob Frey holds a young girld during the parade.
Mayor Jacob Frey holds his daughter Frida Frey as he greets community members before the annual Twin Cities Pride march to Loring Park.
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A person with a "Dykes on Bikes" vest stands in front of a crowd of bikers.
D Rojas, president of the Minneapolis chapter of Dykes on Bikes, surveys her bikers before the annual Twin Cities Pride march.
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Three people march in the pride parade.
Members of the kink community march during the annual Twin Cities Pride march.
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A dog wears pride colors on a bandana and dog sized leg warmers.
Louie poses for a portrait during the annual Twin Cities Pride march.
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Two people hug.
Gabriel Perez hugs his partner Adrian Bermeo during the annual Twin Cities Pride march to Loring Park.
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Two people kiss while celebrating in a crowd.
Jerry Parker, right, kisses Gary Weiser after handing him a Jello shot.
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A person rides a motorcycle.
Members of the Minneapolis chapter of Dykes on Bikes ride during the march.
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Two people shout from near a camper.
Lisa Burns, left, and Erin Marston of River Falls, Wis., cheer from a camper during the annual Twin Cities Pride march.
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People line the street to celebrate Pride.
Community members watch and cheer during the annual Twin Cities Pride march.
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A person in an animal mask and black waves and holds a flag.
Community members watch and cheer during the annual Twin Cities Pride march to Loring Park.
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Gov. Tim Walz waves in a Saints jersey.
Gov. Tim Walz waves to parade watchers during the annual Twin Cities Pride march to Loring Park.
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People laugh and celebrate in the crowd.
Devon Shepherd, center, laughs and jokes with friends during the Twin Cities Pride march.
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Two people dance and smile near the street.
Greta Mundt, left, and Nicole DelPizzo dance on a traffic barricade.
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A small group walks through the street during the parade.
Abby Neisen of youth support and advocacy group Queer Space Collective marches with a sign reading "one day we won't have to come out" during the annual Twin Cities Pride march to Loring Park.
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A person on stilts holds a
A member of advocacy group Transforming Families invites people to pet a large dragon puppet.
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People ride in the back of a small vehicle.
Community members watch and cheer during the annual Twin Cities Pride march.
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Three drag queens dance in the back of a fire truck.
Drag queens dance on top of a fire truck.
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A person sits on a low wall holding Pride flags.
Al VanDenmark, 15, plays a kazoo up on a wall during the annual Twin Cities Pride march.
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A person wearing angel wings watches the parade.
Audience members watch and cheer during the annual Twin Cities Pride march.
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A person waves to the crowd during a parade.
Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, this year's Grand Marshal of the Pride parade, waves to the crowd during the annual Twin Cities Pride march to Loring Park Sunday.
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Three people hold a giant rainbow flag behind them.
Community members hold a giant Pride flag during the annual Twin Cities Pride march to Loring Park Sunday.
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