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PHOTOS: LGBT pride on parade in Portland

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PHOTOS: LGBT pride on parade in Portland

Photo: Ben McCanna / For The Forecaster

Portland resident Brett Faulkner turns down High Street with the Wild Burrito float during the 2014 Pride Portland! parade on Saturday, June 21. Hundreds of participants joined in the annual parade, including more than 300 volunteers who carried a 900-foot pride flag from Monument Square to Deering Oaks Park.

Photo: Ben McCanna / For The Forecaster

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, the openly gay Democratic gubernatorial candidate, greets supporters on Congress Street at the start of the 2014 Pride Portland! parade. Michaud was the parade grand marshal. Eliot Cutler, an independent candidate for governor, also marched and spoke to the crowd. Incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage was invited to participate, but did not attend.

Photo: Ben McCanna / For The Forecaster

Peaks Island resident Susan Ashley helps guide a 900-foot pride flag from High Street to Park Avenue on Saturday during the 2014 Pride Portland! parade. The flag was held aloft by more than 300 volunteers who carried it the length of the parade route, from Monument Square to Deering Oaks Park.

Photo: Ben McCanna / For The Forecaster

Former South Portland City Councilor David Jacobs wears a foam bouffant as he rides on Congress Street with local biker group Dykes on Bikes at the start of the 2014 Pride Portland! parade. Jacobs said he was an "honorary lesbian" for the event Saturday.

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South Portland resident Tyler Gleason gives daughter Poppi a lofty vantage point for photographs Saturday during the 2014 Pride Portland! parade.

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Jodie Keenan, who goes by the derby name Brannigan's Law, rolls down High Street with fellow members of Maine Roller Derby on Saturday during the 2014 Pride Portland! Parade.

Photo: Ben McCanna / For The Forecaster

Hundreds of volunteers guide a 900-foot pride flag down High Street toward Deering Oaks Park during the 2014 Pride Portland! parade on Saturday.  

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