PHOTOS: 2018 NKY Parade + PrideFest

Happy Pride month, ya'll! Northern Kentucky Pride took place over the weekend, kicking the celebration off with a parade which ended at Goebel Park for PrideFest.

Cincinnati Pride may be larger in attendance, but it’s important to our neighbors across the river to host an event in their own community. Bonnie Meyer, co-chair of the NKY Pride organization spoke with CityBeat's Mackenzie Manley at last year’s event. “We have a different government, we have different elected officials and different challenges than the folks that live in Ohio,” she said. “In Kentucky, we only have eight cities in our entire commonwealth that have fairness ordinances.” 

A year later, there are nine counties with fairness ordinances in the Commonwealth aka anti-discrimination laws for LGBTQ+ individuals — Paducah joined the ranks this year. 

This year's NKY Pride operated with the motto “Y’all means all,” a theme that reverberated throughout the weekend and the events that led up to the parade and festival on Sunday. 

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PHOTOS: 2018 NKY Parade + PrideFest
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper
PHOTOS: 2018 NKY Parade + PrideFest
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper
PHOTOS: 2018 NKY Parade + PrideFest
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper
PHOTOS: 2018 NKY Parade + PrideFest
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper
PHOTOS: 2018 NKY Parade + PrideFest
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper
PHOTOS: 2018 NKY Parade + PrideFest
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper
PHOTOS: 2018 NKY Parade + PrideFest
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper
PHOTOS: 2018 NKY Parade + PrideFest
PHOTOS: 2018 NKY Parade + PrideFest
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper
PHOTOS: 2018 NKY Parade + PrideFest
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper