Forget black and gold. Today, Pittsburgh’s colors were rainbow.
Thousands took to the streets in two Pride marches, and crowds packed the sidewalks cheering them on, dancing and waving rainbow flags.
The day began with the People’s Pride March (organized by Who’s Nexter Ciora Thomas). After that, the EQT Equality March took the stage, sending a steady stream of clubs, universities, churches, companies and floats through Downtown for two hours.
Thanks to the inclusion of corporate brand name “EQT” in its title, the Equality March has faced some criticism. “Those corporations love to put on the rainbows just to make it seem like they’re inclusive,” Thomas told WESA, “but they’re really not.”