From left, Haley Sweetland, Britney Hooks, Caitlin Knis, Lindsuy Sweetland and Ellie Young.
Anthony Wroten and Jim Zapf.
Michael Incarnato and Steven Chang.
From left, Melissa Morris, Jesse Shifflett and Krista Kolich.
Lazaro Arbos. #SEENRisingStar
Vita Chambers and Naray Volkoveski.
Nina Mast and Anya Rosen.
David Flynn and Daniel Daudinot.
David Tessaro and David Rath.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Where and When: Liberty Avenue, between Ninth and 10th streets Downtown on Saturday.
All About Pride: The streets were packed with eager partygoers laughing, dancing, and instagram-ing the night away. "It was a perfect night to celebrate Pittsburgh Pride. Chaka Khan and Magic! had the crowd dancing all night and the community and its allies were in full celebration mode. Mother Nature clearly believes in equality," said Christine Bryan, director of marketing and development for the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh.
Quotable Moments: "Tonight is about celebrating love. No one should ever tell you who you can love. I'm proud to be here to support equality for all," said Vita Chambers, one of the opening performers for Chaka Khan. Lazaro Arbos, another opener and "American Idol" season 12 alum, added: "When we all come together, regardless of who we are, that's when we can move forward." Even County Executive Rich Fitzgerald weighed in on Pennsylvania's marriage equality law: "It's about time!" he declared as the crowd roared.
#SEEN: Mayor Bill Peduto, Michael Bartley (who bartended during the event #SEENPricelessMoment), Dan Catanzaro, Clyde Jones and Robert Morris, Candi Castleberry Singleton, Maureen Hensel and Carolyn Corboy, Melissa Morris, Jesse Shifflett, Krista Kolich, Nina Mast, Anya Rosen, Weena Faith aka Eddie Henderson, Max Schuster, Dilinus Harris, David Flynn and Daniel Daudinot.
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