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