Portland shows its pride

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Participants carry a 900-foot “River of Pride” flag along Congress Street during the Portland Pride parade on Saturday, June 18. The annual celebration of the LGBTQ community drew thousands of people in downtown Portland. (Dan D’Ippolito / For The Forecaster)

A lone protester is surrounded by participants at the Portland Pride Festival June 18, where the sign on the right reads, “We Won’t Let Your Hate Take Away Our Happiness.” Pride Portland, which organized 10 days of events, estimated more than 12,000 people attended Saturday’s parade and festival. (Diane Hudson / For The Forecaster)