ADD YOUR OWN: NS Pride Parade Takes to Salem Streets

LBGTQ supporters took Salem by storm with a parade and festival on Salem Common on Saturday morning.

Check out our photos from the North Shore Pride parade, which kicked off at Riley Plaza Saturday morning and ended at .

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Aubry Bracco (Editor) June 30, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Thanks for the adds, Maggie Gibson and Ann Massey. Great photos :)
Edward June 30, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Aubry - Any idea how many were in attendance there?
john July 01, 2012 at 02:15 AM
I am trying to understand the difference between being gay and being a cross dresser.If Randy Price did the news as a women,well.......
Aubry Bracco (Editor) July 01, 2012 at 04:46 AM
Hi Edward -- We're waiting on the numbers, but we will let you know as soon as possible.
Aubry Bracco (Editor) July 01, 2012 at 04:47 AM
WOW, Salem. Thanks for adding all these incredible photos. Keep them coming!
Rick B July 01, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Hi john, Cross-dressing is a form of gender expression and identity - transgender. Gay means you are attracted to the same sex. Being gay doesn't mean you cross dress (a la Randy Price) and some cross-dressers aren't even gay. Yesterdays Pride celebration was for the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) community. In that the acronym I like to throw in an "A" for our straight Allies who provide a tremendous amount of support and are proud to stand alongside the GLBT. Sexuality is complicated. Thank you for your honest inquiry. Rick Bettencourt
Jared Robinson July 02, 2012 at 02:29 AM
I noticed the police talking with that TINY group of hate-mongers near the entrance of the Commons. I was wondering if they were removed for not having a permit to attend? I know the Commons is pretty sacred ground when it comes to being permitted to operate with a powered voice amplifier... Luckily it was such a small, insignificant group of people compared to those out to support.
Aubry Bracco (Editor) July 02, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Thanks for your informative response, Rick :)
john July 02, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Well, I think i understand.Having said that,I don't think cross dressing is appropriate for a public parade. How are young children suppose to process cross dressing in a public parade? I recall Dr Sharpe!!!!
Edward July 05, 2012 at 09:08 PM
I wonder what that hate-mongering group would have done, if they were suddenly confronted by a group of the parade marchers, all wearing crucifix pendants. Such a picture would be priceless! That group (picture 260) does not look happy being confronted by SPD. I hope they were asked to leave.


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