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PHOTOS: Austin hosts Pride Parade after two-year pandemic hiatus

Participants cheer as they walk in the Austin Pride Parade on Congress Avenue.
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KUT
Participants cheer as they walk in the Austin Pride Parade on Congress Avenue.

Austin held its first Pride Parade in two years on Saturday. The event, which typically happenseach August, has been canceled the last couple of years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The parade celebrating the city’s LGBTQ+ community is put on by the city and The Austin Pride Foundation. Colorful floats made their way down Congress Avenue from 11th Street to Cesar Chavez.

A float in the Austin Pride Parade on South Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, TX on August 20, 2022. Stephanie Tacy for KUT
Stephanie Tacy
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KUT
A balloon-covered float drives down Congress Avenue.
Participants cheer and carry balloons as they walk in the Austin Pride Parade on South Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, TX on August 20, 2022. Stephanie Tacy for KUT
Stephanie Tacy
/
KUT
Participants cheer and carry balloons as they walk in the Austin Pride Parade.
Audiences watch the Austin Pride Parade on South Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, TX on August 20, 2022. Stephanie Tacy for KUT
Stephanie Tacy
/
KUT
Crowds watch and cheer as the parade moves down Congress Avenue.
Participants cheer as they walk in the Austin Pride Parade on South Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, TX on August 20, 2022. Stephanie Tacy for KUT
Stephanie Tacy
/
KUT
A person in a colorful cape walks in the Pride Parade.
Children cheer as they ride in a pickup truck in the Austin Pride Parade on South Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, TX on August 20, 2022. Stephanie Tacy for KUT
Stephanie Tacy
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KUT
Children cheer and hold Pride flags as they ride in a pickup truck in the parade.
Audiences watch the Austin Pride Parade on South Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, TX on August 20, 2022. Stephanie Tacy for KUT
Stephanie Tacy
/
KUT
Audience members hold Pride flags and glow sticks as they cheer on the parade.
Members of the Indeed sponsored float march in the Austin Pride Parade on South Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, TX on August 20, 2022. Stephanie Tacy for KUT
Stephanie Tacy
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KUT
Parade participants carry Pride flags and signs that say "Let Your Freak Flag Fly!"

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