Gallery: Paly Pride

Pride parades are held every year to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community around the world. The San Francisco Pride Parade is one of the oldest and largest LGBTQ+ parades in the world and is organized by a non-profit organization called The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee. On June 30, Paly students celebrated the LGBTQ+ heritage and culture by participating in the SF Pride Parade. Here are some photos from the event. 

LOOKING BACK ON IT. Atticus Sherer and his friends pose in front of a sign stating “Living with Pride.” This is the first year that junior Sherer attended Pride. “Pride is a celebration of self love where I can be who I want to be and recognize the beauty in our differences,” Sherer says. Photo by passerby.
ALL SMILES. Juniors Anna Harner and Kayla Shepherd are allies of the LGBTQ+ community. “I believe that you should be able to love,” Harner says. Photo by Gabriela Wilkison.  
PROUD PALS. Juniors Azalea Wakalee, Jessica Fisher, and Anna Harner take part in Pride Parade in San Francisco. “Pride is about inclusion and acceptance of everyone no matter who they may be or how they express themselves,” said junior Jessica Fisher, former Paly student. Photo by Paloma Shelton. 
FIERCE FLAGS. Emma Cudahy and Nora Bajor stand in front of San Francisco City Hall with Pride flags draped on their shoulders. “Everyone is very comfortable and liberated … they don’t really care about who’s going to be looking at them …” Cudahy says. “It’s not about other people and what they think of you. It’s about you being proud of yourself and who you are.” Photo by Elise Adamson.