By Ty O’Neil & Dana Nollsch
Once again the LGBTQA community in Northern Nevada came together to celebrate diversity. Produced and supported by Build Our Center, this year’s event was
the (edit: one of the) biggest Pride Day celebrations in Northern Nevada’s History.
The Reno Pride parade featured a multitude of businesses, charities and political organizations. Despite the sweltering heat, spirits were high for both those watching and those walking. While political groups ranged from Trump supporters, gun restriction advocates and Planed Parenthood there were no conflicts.
The festival had a much less political atmosphere then that of the parade, other than the constant questioning by clipboard-ready volunteers of “are you registered to vote?” Due to the heat, any source of shade became valuable real estate; however, the mood of the festival was jovial. Watch a video below.
Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at This Is Reno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad.