The GLBT Community Center just threw a pretty amazing 40th birthday party for itself. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out and turned up in downtown Denver for PrideFest, with a minimum of trouble.
Here are our best images and video, some of our favorite social posts and the final stats on attendance and crime.
DeMarcio Slaughter’s view on Saturday
- Organizers estimate about 380,000 people came to PrideFest throughout the weekend.
- “This is the largest turnout we’ve seen. I think a lot of it is in support of what happened in Orlando,” said Chief Robert White of the Denver Police Department, ABC7 reported.
- The Center estimated that 120,000 people watched Sunday’s parade on Colfax Avenue.
The arrest blotter
Two people were arrested in incidents related to PrideFest.
- One person was arrested Sunday morning for a felony charge of menacing, according to a Denver Police spokeswoman. CBS Denver reports that a male suspect threatened to use a gun, but police say no weapon was found.
- One person was arrested for a “disturbance,” but the police spokeswoman couldn’t immediately provide more details.
- And, in what sounds like the world’s most pathetic expression of hatred, CBS also reported an account of a burning pile of wood chips in the shape of a swastika.
- Two other people were arrested on prior warrants.
A few of your posts
That’s all! See you next Pride.