Burlington Pride ‘22: A rainy celebration

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Photo: Clio Burns

Clio Burns, Staff Writer

BHS students, families and staff marched in a reserved section in Burlington’s annual Pride Parade on Sunday, September 18. They were joined by other Burlington School District community members as they marched up Church Street on their way to the festival hosted by Pride Center of Vermont at the Burlington Waterfront. 

“I wanted to stick with my school and help represent that community,” Nora Perry ‘24 said. 

Photo: Clio Burns

BHS German teacher Daniel Gavin, also marched with the Burlington School District in order to demonstrate his support for the LGBTQ+ community. 

“I want to raise my voice and to be here in solidarity with all my family,” Gavin said. 

Despite the rainy weather, a crowd of more than 1,000  joined in on the festivities at the Waterfront. There were an array of tents and food trucks featuring various local vendors and organizations. Performances, which varied from drag queens to acapella groups, were met with loud cheers from the audience.