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The smiling faces of Queen City Pride and their proud moments

It's the most colourful day of the year in Regina.

Parade proves to be a place for everyone

J’nessa Rayne at the Unifor pride parade float. (CBC News/Alex Soloducha)

It was a very colourful and proud day in Regina. 

The Queen City Pride Parade celebrated its 29th year on Saturday. 

We only need one parade: a pride parade. It's for everybody.- J'nessa   Rayne

Family, friends and allies came together to celebrate Regina's gender and sexually diverse community. 

We asked those taking part in the occasion what pride means to them. 

Sarah Williams and her two daughters celebrate pride in Regina. (CBC News/Alex Soloducha)
I just want to teach my kids to love who they want to love.- Sarah Williams

Jacq Brasseur, executive director of the UR Pride Centre with friend Tori Yuzik. (CBC News/Alex Soloducha)
Pride to me means commemorating the lives of those queer and trans people who have died fighting for LGBTQ rights.- Jacq Brasseur
Susan Schrader with her dogs Mojo and Peanut. (CBC News/Alex Soloducha)
Inclusivity.- Susan Schrader

We also asked Queen City Pride-goers what moment in their life brought them pride, or what brings them pride in their life today. 

Keano Park and Chelsea Smart. (CBC News/Alex Soloducha)
Just this year I've been feeling very proud. People are being more accepting.- Keano  Park

Olive Pit and Yada Ya-Oughtta-Book-Ahead. (CBC News/Alex Soloducha)

Rain Hoff, 16, with partner Taylor Hennessey, 15. (CBC News/Alex Soloducha)
When I won Miss Divas for the first time and I was more comfortable in my own skin and being a drag queen. That was the first time that I felt myself, when I got crowned.- Olive Pit
Anytime that I'm with my girlfriend. I feel so connected with who I am.- Taylor  Hennessey

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