The Pride Committee reached out to LGBT organizations in Erie, Butler, Wheeling, Johnstown, Altoona, and Morgantown among others, and invited them to join the festivities. The parade, with Grand Marshals Jim Huggins and Randy Forrester at the helm, snaked through downtown, across the Allegheny River to Riverfront Park on the North Shore. PFLAG Pittsburgh carried the 100-foot Rainbow Flag and new to the parade was the Doggie Drag Creative Costume Contest, which benefitted the Western PA Humane Society.
Entertainment included the Renaissance City Choirs, Dreams of Hope, Patrick Arena, Proudly Presents Productions, Stacy lee Lucas, numerous drag kings and queens, and the high-energy band Bootlickers. A children’s activity area was added for the first time and Pride Night at PNC Park was held the prior week.