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Photos: A Look At The Northern Nevada Pride Festival

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The Pride Parade kicked off Saturday's events at the Northern Nevada Pride Festival

This weekend, the third annual Northern Nevada Pride Festival took place in Wingfield Park, as part of Artown.

The event kicked off with a parade, and included performances from dance groups, drag queens and live musicians. This year’s headliners were comedienne and drag queen Lady Bunny, and singer Amber.

Penny Royal is a member of the Reno-based Bohemian Burlesque, and participated in the parade with other members of her group. She says she’s very excited that Pride is part of Artown.

“There’s a lot of LGBTQ folks in the performing arts community, and Artown is a performing arts and artistic event," she says, "So why wouldn’t those two things just naturally go together?”

The festival served as a fundraiser for Our Center, the new LGBTQ community space in Reno.

Check out our photo gallery below:

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Postal worker, Catrina Bueno, stops during her route to take a picture of the parade.

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Stephanie Nicole LeDream emceed the festival and also entertained the crowd with a performance.

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Co-headliner Amber, a singer best known for her song, "This Is Your Night" performed Saturday.

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Comedienne and drag queen, Lady Bunny, performs at the Northern Nevada Pride Festival.

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Parade Grand Marshall, Kathy Baldock sits in front, while her mom, who goes by the name Buttercup, sits in back.

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The Marigold Movement performed Polynesian and Hawaiian dance for the crowd.

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Many dogs came to show their support, including Lilly, who marched with the SPCA.

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The overall theme of the festival could be summed up as "equality" as seen on this buggy.

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