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Photo gallery: Enjoying 24 hours of gaylight in Whitehorse

Yukon News photographer Crystal Schick captured some highlights of the 2019 Pride parade

With pop music pumping and rainbow flags flying high and proud, the Whitehorse Pride parade danced its way through downtown on June 8.

Approximately 300 colourfully-decorated and smiling people gathered at the top of Main Street for the seventh year of the local march.

The mass walked, roller-skated, skateboarded, and biked down Main Street to Second Avenue and then followed the river to Shipyards Park where a barbecue and more fun games awaited.

A dance concluded the festivities Saturday night, effectively ending the “24 Hours of Gaylight” events, which began June 4 with a film night and ended June 9 with a paddle in the Yukon River.

Pride 2019 celebrations marked 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalized in Canada.

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