In 2001, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center (GLCC) took over Pride, organizing and moving the event away from Mellon Park. The new Pride Committee’s choice of Flagstaff Hill did not materialize, and it settled for Schenley Meadow. But, it wasn’t the permit snafu that caused a dampening effect. Heavy rains soaked the city for much of the morning and only stopped when the Squirrel Hill parade arrived. The stage line-up of singers, poets, and speakers was once of the best ever.