Saturday, June 15, 2013 • 3:30PM
Charles Street from Mt. Vernon Place to Chase Street
Rain or Shine
Hundreds of proud Baltimoreans showed up for the 2013 Pride Parade. The Parade kicked off at the corners of Read and Charles Streets in Mount Vernon and traveled four blocks north up Charles Street to Chase Street.
Parade participants competed for one of these Pride Parade Trophies:
- Best Car/Motorcycle
- Best Float
- Best Walking Groups
- Best Overall Contingent
Activists of the Year (New!)
The Pride Committee was thrilled to recognize two Activists of the Year: Shawnna Alexander and Jamal Hailey. Shawnna—Baltimore’s Queen of Comedy—is no stranger to Pride. She has emceed many previous Pride weekends. Jamal is a frequent Pride participant and coordinates the University of Maryland’s Youth Zone and a free youth ball.
Grand Marshal Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
The GLCCB and Pride Committee were thrilled to welcome Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as the Baltimore Pride 2013 Grand Marshal!
Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s commitment to the LGBT community has been undoubtedly one of the best records in Maryland and for the City of Baltimore, from her early position in supporting marriage equality in Maryland to her commitment to promoting gender identity anti-discrimination policies and combating LGBT violence in the city. The Mayor, a regular attendee of Baltimore Pride, also officiated the first gay and lesbian weddings in Maryland on January 1, 2013. The GLCCB Board of Directors, staff, and members of the Pride Committee are happy to have the chance to honor the work she has done for the LGBT community.
Photos from Baltimore Pride 2013
Baltimore Pride Parade and Block Party 2013 photos by Jay W. (www.jaywphotos.biz)
Baltimore Pride Parade and Block Party 2013 photos by John Kardys (www.jkardysphotos.com)