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PHOTOS: Love wins as thousands gather for 41st Long Beach Pride

LGBTQ+ community members and their allies lined Ocean Blvd. for the iconic parade, followed by a dance party at Marina Green park.

PHOTOS: Love wins as thousands gather for 41st Long Beach Pride

Members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies flocked to Downtown Sunday for the 41st annual Long Beach Pride parade and festival.

Thousands gathered along Ocean Boulevard to watch the historic parade and then moved to Marina Green park for day two of the festival to eat, watch live performances and, of course, dance.

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Here are some of the scenes from the day:

Tyler Walsh, 33, left, and Ginny Neyer, 39, kiss in front of religious protesters ahead of the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Skaters take turns shredding Pigeon's Roller Skate Shop's halfpipe on wheels during the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
The Dykes on Bikes club rides in the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Paulina Perez, 40, rides in the Adelitas Revenge Gifts y Mas convertible during the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
People dance during Rey Chango's set at the 41st Long Beach Pride Festival at Marina Green park Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
The Pride flag waves during the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Jônia Queen, director and choreographer of Raiz Brazil, performs at the 41st Long Beach Pride Festival at Marina Green park Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
The SoCal Pride Color Guard toss their banners during the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Bishop, 5, yawns during the 41st Long Beach Pride Festival at Marina Green park Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Adelitas Revenge Gifts y Mas doles out shots of tequila during the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Rashawn Lamar, 38, of Romance and Dance shows off his pole dancing skills during the 41st Long Beach Pride Festival at Marina Green park Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Josh Krantz, 39, center, watches the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Justin, right, and Wendy Smith, behind, march in the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Jônia Queen, director and choreographer of Raiz Brazil, dance in the crowd while she performs at the 41st Long Beach Pride Festival at Marina Green park Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
People gather on an apartment building patio to watch the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
A performer gives a lap dance to a parade goer during the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
A person dressed as an angel walks in the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Daisy, 6, dances along Ocean Boulevard during the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
Rey Chango performs at the 41st Long Beach Pride Festival at Marina Green park Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.
AIDS Food Store volunteers carry a massive pride flag along Ocean Boulevard during the 41st Long Beach Pride Parade Sunday, May 19, 2023. Photo by Brandon Richardson.

Editor’s note: This story has been udpated to corrected the spelling of Paulina Perez’s name.

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