5th Avenue in Park Slope hosts 21st annual Pride Day

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Thousands visited Park Slope Saturday in honor of Pride Day to enjoy the outdoor festival and celebrate LGBTQ rights.

"We really strive to create opportunities for visibility, building community," said Jamie Farnam, the co-chair of Brooklyn Pride.  "And our goal is to have that lead to equality for all."

Attendee Annelise Herskowitz said that she thinks Brooklyn is one of the more accepting cities of the LGBTQ community. She said she often sees restaurants and bars displaying pride flags and other supportive showcases.

Organizers tell News 12 that the festival saw its largest turnout in the past two decades. Two additional blocks were added to accommodate the growth.
 

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