This weekend, during the Billings Biggest Garage Sale, I was lucky enough to break away and join my friends at the 2022 Billings Pride Parade. I make a point to go to events at Pride every year, and this was the one I could attend (even though it was for only an hour).

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Taking note of this years event, I noticed a stark change vs years past. Mainly, after we all have experienced over two years of the COVID pandemic, very few were wearing masks or taking precautions. Which I am happy to see us returning to, especially at Pride, where it is 100% about being YOU and happy.

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At Skypoint, there were multiple booths setup. Healthcare, family fun, food, drinks and more. One I had to get a photo of was "The Sticker Bish" as that just made me laugh so hard. Loved it!

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Politics at Pride

Over the years, pride has not really been a go-to spot for politics. However, with the current climate and tension between the sides of the aisle, some politics snuck in this year. The Yellowstone County Democrats were setup at Skypoint, and I caught this photo during the parade.

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The big takeaway from Pride this year is... we won't stop being us. No matter the politics. What happens in the government. PRIDE will not stop as it does not need to. We welcome you to join us in celebration, and I can't wait for PRIDE 2023.

Missoula Pride Parade 2022