Bulletin Staff Report

Thousands of people made their way through Bend’s Drake Park on Saturday for the 15th annual Central Oregon Pride, a daylong celebration of individuality and the rights of the LGBTQ community.

Many people wore rainbow-colored outfits and face paint to celebrate the spirit of the day. The crowd enjoyed listening to live music and watching aerial dance performances. Children played on a bouncy house.

It was a peaceful celebration of diversity, despite a small counterprotest that formed in the corner of the park, which was drowned out by Pride supporters waving rainbow flags.

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