Gallery: Carbondale Pride celebrates 50 years since Stonewall

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  • Blake Greer, of Herrin, holds a sign for passing cars on Saturday, June 1, 2019 during Carbondale's second annual Pride March from Gaia House to Town Square Pavilion. Greer says that pride brings people together. "It shows [them] that they are not alone," Greer said.

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  • Pam Holt, of Carbondale, holds her hands in the shape of a heart on Saturday, June 1, 2019 during Carbondale's second annual Pride March from Gaia House to Town Square Pavilion outside the First Presbyterian Church. "Love is love," said Holt.

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  • Ezelyn Overturf blows bubbles, of murphysboro, reacts on Saturday, June 1, 2019 during Carbondale's second annual Pride March from Gaia House to Town Square Pavilion.

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  • Tyler Knupp, of Coral Springs, waits for the march to begin before Carbondale's second annual Pride March from Gaia House to Town Square Pavilion.

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  • Faim Lee Jewls, also known as Julie Socorro, leads the march on Saturday, June 1, 2019 during Carbondale's second annual Pride March from Gaia House to Town Square Pavilion.

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  • Drag King Faim Lee Jewls, also known as Julie Socorro, leads the march on Saturday, June 1, 2019 during Carbondale's second annual Pride March from Gaia House to Town Square Pavilion.

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  • Jor'Dan Crim, of Carbondale, waves to passing cars on Saturday, June 1, 2019 during Carbondale's second annual Pride March from Gaia House to Town Square Pavilion. "It's important to make people feel accepted and included and uplift of all people," said Crim.

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  • Helen Sparkles Faree, of Carbondale, reacts on Saturday, June 1, 2019 during Carbondale's second annual Pride March from Gaia House to Town Square Pavilion.

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  • Jemma Gamble, of Marion, reacts to speakers on Saturday, June 1, 2019 before Carbondale's second annual Pride March from Gaia House to Town Square Pavilion.

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  • Bridget Rose twirls with a ribbon wand inside the Labyrinth Peace Park outside the Gaia House on Saturday, June 1, 2019 before Carbondale's second annual Pride March. Rose, from Carbondale, came to the event with her six-year-old Luca Rose. Rose says that it is extremely important queer community to come together. "It's not a hypothetical for us. This is our wellbeing, our lives, us being able to love each other and ourselves," Rose said.

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  • The march passes by the Gaia House Interfaith Center on Saturday, June 1, 2019 during Carbondale's second annual Pride March from Gaia House to Town Square Pavilion.

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  • Beth Gruny, of Carbondale twirls a flag on Saturday, June 1, 2019 during Carbondale's second annual Pride March from Gaia House to Town Square Pavilion. Gruny says that she is participating because she supports pride in southern Illinois. "I think its great that we're having an event in Southern Illinois for the second year now," Gruny said.

    Isabel Miller | @isabelmillermedia

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