Photo Gallery: Champaign Pride Parade

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  • The 7th annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Parade starts down Walnut St in downton Champaign on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.

  • Illinois Senator Dick Durbin walks as the Grand Marshall of the Pride Parade.

  • Members of a Twin City Squared theatre company promote their upcoming adaption of Peter and the Starcatcher.

  • Illinois State Senator Scott Bennett walks in the 7th Annual CU Pride Parade.

  • A member of Bennett for Senate stops to pose with her dog in the CU Pride Parade.

  • Drag queen Jade of RuPaul's Drag Race waves while being driven in the CU Pride Parade.

  • Parade attendees dress up as characters from the British sitcom Absolutely Famous, commonly known as AB FAB.

  • Members of the Black Lives Matter Urbana-Champaign chapter walk in the Pride Parade throwing out candy.

  • Representatives of Courage Connection take part in the CU Pride Parade. Courage Connection provides services that help individuals and families achieve safety, stability, and self-sufficiency.

  • Students from Centennial High School's Gay-Straight Alliance carry handmade signs in the C-U Pride Parade.

  • Singer-songwriter Joel Frankel performs songs and is accompanied by children throwing out candy at the CU Pride Parade.

  • Champaign-Urbana Public Health District pass out beads and promote HIV prevention via Truvada at the CU Pride Parade.

  • Parade members carry flags in support of various fetish communites at the CU Pride Parade.

  • Champaign Federation of Teachers, Local 1925 take part in the 2016 CU Pride Parade.

  • A representative of Meijer pushes a cart and passes out water bottle in the CU Pride Parade.

  • Urbana- Champaign Independent Media Center pumps up the crowd at the CU Pride Parade. The IMC is a grassroots organization committed to using media production and distribution as tools for promoting social and economic justice in the Champaign County area.

  • Champaign Unit 4 School District promote a message of love and acceptance in the CU Pride Parade.

  • Parade members drive by and wave in the CU Pride Parade.

  • Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign take part in the CU Pride Parade.

  • Drag queen Veronica Bleaus waves to the crowds at the CU Pride Parade.

  • Dancers from Classy Combinations Belly Dancing Troupe perform in the CU Pride Parade.

  • Parade attendees pose for a photo on Chester Street Dance Club's float in the CU Pride Parade.

  • Parade attendees dress up and carry handmade signs in the CU Pride Parade last year. Parade Chair Josh Laskowski said last year's parade was the best one yet, but has high hopes for the future.

  • Drag queen duo The Carringtons wave to the crowds at the CU Pride Parade.

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