Photos: Pride Fest

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Jordan Whittington, left, and Taylor Smith, center, and several hundred marchers head towards the state capitol in an Equality March concluding the eighth annual Baton Rouge Pride Fest on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Several hundred marchers exit the Belle of Baton Rouge, heading towards the state capitol for an Equality March concluding the eighth annual Baton Rouge Pride Fest on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- A member of the Austin Baptist Women interacts with Lynn Stevens, in blue, and her partner of 12 years Kim Addie, right, at the eighth annual Baton Rouge Pride Fest on Saturday in the Belle of Baton Rouge. The group was formed in 1986 to raise money for the HIV/AIDS crisis, and has raised over 6 million dollars for various charities across the nation. The all-male comedy troupe takes on the personas of church ladies for song and dance routines, and has been nationally recognized for its talent and charitable contributions.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Shawn Thomas provides musical entertainment at the eighth annual Baton Rouge Pride Fest on Saturday in the Belle of Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Couples gathered for the blessing of relationships cheer when the announcer expresses hope that one day he may be able to do more than just bless their relationships at the eighth annual Baton Rouge Pride Fest on Saturday in the Belle of Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Cheri Strickland, left, and Monica Denham, together for six months, express affection during the blessing of relationships at the eighth annual Baton Rouge Pride Fest on Saturday in the Belle of Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- The Austin Baptist Women perform at the eighth annual Baton Rouge Pride Fest on Saturday in the Belle of Baton Rouge. The group was formed in 1986 to raise money for the HIV/AIDS crisis, and has raised over 6 million dollars for various charities across the nation. The all-male comedy troupe takes on the personas of church ladies for song and dance routines, and has been nationally recognized for its talent and charitable contributions.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- The Austin Baptist Women perform at the eighth annual Baton Rouge Pride Fest on Saturday in the Belle of Baton Rouge. The group was formed in 1986 to raise money for the HIV/AIDS crisis, and has raised over 6 million dollars for various charities across the nation. The all-male comedy troupe takes on the personas of church ladies for song and dance routines, and has been nationally recognized for its talent and charitable contributions.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- The Austin Baptist Women perform at the eighth annual Baton Rouge Pride Fest on Saturday in the Belle of Baton Rouge. The group was formed in 1986 to raise money for the HIV/AIDS crisis, and has raised over 6 million dollars for various charities across the nation. The all-male comedy troupe takes on the personas of church ladies for song and dance routines, and has been nationally recognized for its talent and charitable contributions.

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