Thousands celebrate during Pride Week

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Thousands came together over the weekend, to celebrate western New York’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

Pride Fest culminated with a parade down Elmwood Avenue, and then a festival at Canalside on Sunday. This is the 23rd year for the Pride Festival. Attractions at Canalside included plenty of food, live entertainment and even a dance tent.

Pride Center of Western New York Senior Director Jorien Brock said, “The Pride Festival has really just so much become a part of the festivals of summer that exist in Buffalo and that’s a wonderful place to be.”

News 4’s Ed Drantch served as emcee for Sunday’s activities. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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