Tampa Pride 2018

Tampa Pride 2018 took to the streets of Ybor City. Here are photos of the colorful event

Tampa Pride 2018 took over the streets of Ybor City.

 

Seventh Ave Ybor City....

Here's the thing. Tampa had the gay pride idea before St Pete did. Granted, St Pete's version has become a perennial go-to attracting thousands from all over. But Tampa Pride is no slacker and is coming back. Sans the political wrangling of Ronda Storms  who pushed for a ban back in 2005 as a Hillsbogough County Commissioner, Tampa Pride would be kicking by now.

For the fourth year in a row the LGBTQ community took over the streets of Ybor city for their annual celebration. Thousands attended expressing positive hopes for the community as they celebrated with a parade, street festival, and arts and crafts show.

 For some, Gay Pride is all about the fashion

For some, Gay Pride is all about the fashion

 And for some it's all about love.

And for some it's all about love.

 ...love in every form. ..

...love in every form. ..

 ... every form.

... every form.

 They came to celebrate...

They came to celebrate...

 ..and entertain...

..and entertain...

..and to be starstruck

 And everyone was there to party

And everyone was there to party

 There were politicians..

There were politicians..

 ...and law enforcement

...and law enforcement

 ..and rainbows covered the place

..and rainbows covered the place

Granted, Tampa Pride may be smaller than the celebration across the bay. But it's no less enthusiastic, colorful, and proud! Great party people!