2015 Bellingham Pride Parade – Love Wins


Last month, Sunday July 12, 2015, Bellingham, Wash., had its annual Pride Parade.  This is the first parade in Bellingham after the recent Supreme Court Ruling stating marriage equality for all.

I was commissioned by the Bellingham Herald to cover the event for the local edition of the newspaper. The parade route was about a mile in length beginning at Bellingham High School and ending at Farmer’s Market Depot on Railroad Avenue.

Carrying the Flag:

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald -  Parade goers carry the Pride flag down Railroad Avenue during the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Parade goers carry the Pride flag down Railroad Avenue during the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015.

Flipping Out:

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald -  Kiona Vain Desire of Bellingham does summersaults during the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Kiona Vain Desire of Bellingham does somersaults during the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015.

Together Forever:

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald -  Felicia Value, left, and her wife Gem Tartaglia, both from Bellingham, march down Cornwall Avenue during the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015. Value says the two have been together for 28 years and have been married for 2.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Felicia Value, left, and her wife Gem Tartaglia, both from Bellingham, march down Cornwall Avenue during the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015. Value says the two have been together for 28 years and have been married for 2.

Bernie for Love:

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald -  Images from the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Supporters for Bernie Sanders march during the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015.

Disagreement on the Sidelines:

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald -  Images from the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Protesters bring their message during the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015.

Standing Up For Her Beliefs:

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald -  Layla Tromble of Ferndale waves a pride flag in front of Christian protesters during  the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Layla Tromble of Ferndale waves a pride flag in front of Christian protesters during the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015.

Them vs Us:

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald -  Christian protesters and parade goers mince words the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Christian protesters and parade goers mince words the Bellingham Pride Parade in downtown Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday afternoon July 12, 2015.

For more images from the parade, visit my gallery 2015 Bellingham Pride Parade.

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Paul Conrad is an award-winning, nationally and internationally published freelance editorial photographer living in Bellingham north of Seattle, WA, in the Pacific Northwest. His work has been published in newspapers and magazine throughout the United States and in Europe. He is available for assignments anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.

His clients include Getty Images, Wire Image, AirBnB, The Bellingham Herald, and many local business in Whatcom County. Previous clients are Associated Press, the New York Times, L.A. Times, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and many others.

His specialty is photojournalism covering news, sports, and editorial portraits, he also is skilled in family portraiture, high school senior portraits, and weddings.

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