Toni Smailagic: Pride 2016 Photo Essay

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The 2016 Pride Parade and Block Party was, by every account, a runaway success. Drawing thousands of people from all over North Florida and Southern Georgia, the Five Points neighborhood was transformed into an endless sea of people and rainbow colors. Heavily sponsored by the City's financial institutions and co hosted by the Five Points Merchants Association, it was also the most financially successful. Photographer/activist Toni Smailagic was there to capture the people and feeling of the event.

Parade MC, Karrissa Wade

All photos by toni smallagic
read our liveblog of the event here

Two parade watchers during the Pride event in Five Points

Park Street is a river of people in Five Points (looking towards downtown)

Bank after bank marching in the parade (Park Street looking towards Avondale)

Working it

A friendly smooch

A heart from the parade

PAGE 1: The Parade
PAGE 2: The Glitterati
PAGE 3: The Crowd
PAGE 4: The Queens

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