The Pride Awareness March kicked off downtown and included PA Governor Ed Rendell. Led by the Dykes on Bikes contingent and grand marshal Susan Hough, the parade started downtown and finished at Riverfront Park on the North Shore. The Steel City Softball League held the honor of carrying the Rainbow Flag in recognition of their 25th anniversary.
Performances included Lenora Nemitz, Renaissance City Choirs, Cindy Shaffer, Kierra Darshell, Lisa Ferraro, Diamond, Jonathan, and Brad Yoder. New this year was the addition of 2nd stage, which was a Dance Stage.
Capping the days’ festivities was Pride night at PNC Park, with a portion of ticket sales benefitting the GLCC. There was a pre-game Pride Picnic before the group saw the Pirates play the Minnesota Twins. New the year was the Friends of Pride campaign, which gave individuals the ability to be a sponsor.