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The Most Colorful Parade returns to Orlando

Thousands of people, covered in rainbow, lined the streets surrounding Lake Eola in anticipation of Come Out With Pride Orlando’s annual The Most Colorful Parade, on Saturday.

Last year’s festival and parade gathered over 200,000 people, according to Come Out With Pride. This year people gathered for a new addition to the yearly tradition, the Trans Rally and the Trans March put on by Trans Pride, which is back for their second year.

“It’s so important just because that joy has just been taken away in so many different places and it’s been shunned honestly,” said Tyler Jones, member of the Come Out With Pride Trans and Non-binary Taskforce. “So, it’s important to have trans people lifted up, especially.”

Kick off LGBTQ+ History Month with College Democrats at UCF

Snaps and cheers filled the Pegasus Ballroom as guest speakers shared their stories, despite over half of the seats being open, at the College Democrats at UCF Drag Him Out event on Monday.

“I feel like I’m making a difference,” said Maxine Ramirez, Orlando for Gender Equality member and Drag Him Out guest speaker. “I feel like I’m taking the action that I’ve been wanting to take for such a long time. I’m getting my voice out there to important people.”

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