Rochester LGBTQ+ Together maintains this history page of Rochester Pride Parade Themes, Marshals & Floats to preserve and honor our local LGBTQ+ Pride history.

2024

Saturday, July 20, 2024
South Ave to Highland Park

Pride Galaxy
Parade Theme
TBA
Grand Marshal
TBA
Honorary Marshal

2023

Saturday, July 15, 2023
Park Avenue

Pride in Wonderland
(Alice in Wonderland)
Parade Theme
Reenah Golden
Grand Marshal
Todd Ranous
Honorary Marshal

2022

Saturday, July 16, 2022
Park Avenue

Pride in Bloom
(Flowers/Blossoms/Nature)
Parade Theme
Michael Gamilla
Grand Marshal
Carolyn Zook
Honorary Marshal

2021

No Pride was held this year due to the pandemic.

2020

No Pride was held this year due to the pandemic.

2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Park Avenue

We Remember; We Rise. We Fight. We ROC. – Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots
Parade Theme
Louis Burgos Bonilla
Grand Marshal
MissRickey Snowden
Honorary Marshal
Gay Liberation Front
Stonewall Marshal

2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Park Avenue

Stand Out: Live in Color
Parade Theme
Peter Mohr
Grand Marshal
Arlisha Massey
Honorary Marshal
Carlos Merriweather
Honorary Marshal

2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Park Avenue

Summer of Love (1960s)
Parade Theme
Wanda Martinez-Johncox
Grand Marshal
ImageOut: Rochester LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Honorary Marshal
New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
Honorary Marshal

2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Park Avenue

Let’s Make Magic
Parade Theme
Jason Robert Ballard
Grand Marshal
UNK
Honorary Marshal

2015

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Park Avenue to Alexander Street to Monroe Avenue, ending at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park

May the Pride Be With You
(Star Wars/Sci-Fi)

Parade Theme
John White
Grand Marshal
UNK
Honorary Marshal

2014

UNK
UNK

Unmask Your True Colors
(Carnival/Masquerade/Masks)

Parade Theme
Evelyn Bailey
Grand Marshal
Anthony Mascioli
Honorary Marshal

2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Park Avenue to Alexander Street to Monroe Avenue, ending at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park

There’s No Place Like Pride (The Wizard of Oz) – Honoring the Gay Alliance’s Ruby (40th) Anniversary
Parade Theme
Jennifer Posey & Zahra Langford (Hedonist Artisan Chocolates)
Grand Marshals
Patti Evans
Honorary Marshal
Whitey LeBlanc
Honorary Marshal

2012

Pride Power Superheroes
Parade Theme
Todd Plank & Tom Ferrarese
Grand Marshals
Ronnie Kroell
(Bravo’s Make Me a Supermodel)
Celebrity Marshal

2011

UNK
Parade Theme
Bess Watts & Anne Tischer
Grand Marshals
Pamela Barres
Honorary Marshal

2010

UNK
Parade Theme
Gerry Mason & Tim Stallman
Grand Marshals
UNK
Honorary Marshal

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