Thousands marched in the annual Pride parade through the Back Bay, the South End and downtown today as even more people lined the parade route.
Mermaid Man and Barnicle Boy arrive to fight evil:
Although most of the marchers represented corporations or schools or just groups having fun, there were reminders of the politics beyond the parade, including a November ballot question that would strip rights away from transgender people if a majority votes no on it:
Several people carried posters of transgender murder victims:
More than 100 mayors, in town for a national conference, marched in the parade with our own Marty Walsh - including James Hoveland, mayor of Edina, MN:
Attorney General Maura Healey walked/ran through the parade wearing sneakers that had rainbow-colored soles.
Little known fact: Massachusetts actually has two senators. Both marched in the parade.
RoadTrip New England spotted Parkland survivor David Hogg, who was marching with US Rep. Joe Kennedy:
Patsy Cline fans:
RoadTrip New England captured the scene on Beacon Street, in front of the State House, where a crash between a pedestrian and a motorcycle held up the parade: