Pride on parade

Occupants of a car participating in Saturday’s Pride Week car parade wave as they pass spectators sitting outside First United Methodist Church on Eighth Street. PHOTO TOM BODUS

Pride on parade

A procession of cars makes its way north on Eighth Street in El Centro for the Pride Week car parade held Saturday afternoon. PHOTO TOM BODUS

EL CENTRO — A procession of some 40 vehicles decked out in slogans, banners and rainbow-colored streamers wound their way through streets in El Centro Saturday afternoon promoting tolerance, inclusiveness and equality for persons having non-traditional gender identities.

The parade was the culmination of the Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center’s annual Pride Week events and festivities.

Pride on parade

A procession of cars makes its way north on Eighth Street in El Centro for the Pride Week car parade held Saturday afternoon. PHOTO TOM BODUS

Pride on parade

Austin Christianson (left), a childhood friend of Marilyn Cazares, and LGBT Resource Center Executive Director Rosa Diaz, hold up the award certificate for the inaugural Marilyn Cazares Hope Scholarship on Saturday. The scholarship was awarded to Diana Leon, a student at Butte College, in Oroville. PHOTO TOM BODUS

Pride on parade

Imperial resident Marilyn Haney (left), and daughter Malin Williams, of Indio, await the Pride Week parade Saturday afternoon on the lawn of First United Methodist Church on Eighth Street. PHOTO TOM BODUS

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Sabrina Sanders

Great display of Pride for Imperial Valley!

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