Pride in the CLE in photos

Thousands gathered in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, June 1 for the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland’s annual Pride in the CLE march and festival to support the LGBTQ+ community and to promote advocacy, acceptance, and unity among everyone in Northeast Ohio.

In addition to the parade, there was live music, food trucks, vendors, and activities on Mall B and C, and a good time was had by everyone in attendance. The day was followed by additional activities, after parties, and other events to kick off Pride Month, which runs through the end of June.

FreshWater managing photographer attended Pride in the CLE as well, capturing many of the memorable moments of the afternoon.

And, to help keep Pride going throughout the month, check out the Buckeye Flame’s  Interactive 2024 Ohio LBBTQ+ Pride Guide!

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Bob Perkoski
Bob Perkoski

About the Author: Bob Perkoski

Bob is managing photographer with FreshWater as well as a Cleveland freelance photographer. His photographic approach is rooted in the art of storytelling. Whether freezing the energy of an event, encapsulating the magic of a performance, or astutely anticipating the decisive moments, his work displays an innate ability to distill the essence of any scene or subject into a single frame or series of work. In addition, Bob is the official photographer for LAND studio and Holden Forest and Gardens and has worked with various Cleveland organizations. In 2019 he published a book of his photos Rust Belt Burlesque. He's had work published in other books like LGBTQ Cleveland by Ken Schneck, Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology, Rust Belt Chic: The Pittsburgh Anthology and Moon Cleveland by Douglas Trattner. Previously he was co-founder/art director for Balanced Living Magazine. You can view his versatile portfolio of work, which includes news coverage, portraiture, architectural and fine art at Perkoski Photography. Originally from Conneaut, Ohio, Perkoski now lives close to the city in Parma. He has been Fresh Water's managing photographer since the publication's September 2010 inception.