The 31st annual Nashville Pride parade goes on despite weather delays

Posted at 3:28 PM, Jun 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-22 16:28:56-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Thousands of people attended Nashville's biggest pride parade in downtown on Saturday.

The parade started at 10:45 a.m. after enduring three weather delays due to lightning and rain.

About 100 organizations and non-profits marched from 8th and Broadway to 2nd and Broadway as attendees waved and smiled along the parade route.

Nashville Pride organizers and attendees said this year's parade was extra special as the country celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots --- a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by residents of the gay community in Greenwich Village against a police raid on June 28, 1969.

"It's emotional, it's very powerful, and it's great to be a part of that because it's a big part of our history and the long path that we've taken," attendee David Burch-Wynn said.

"It's honestly amazing, I know that we're in the south but Nashville is such a fun place to spread love and positivity. The overwhelming amount of love here is just absolute ridiculous it's amazing to see everyone come together," Savannah Bullard said.

After the parade ended, people spent time at the annual Pride Festival at Public Square Park.