Rainbow reprised: More than 300 represent Johns Hopkins at annual Pride celebration
Johns Hopkins—represented by a contingent of more than 300 people, a Blue Jay shuttle, and an ambulance—helped celebrate the 41st annual Baltimore Pride parade Saturday.
The annual festival supports the LGBTQ community and its allies. Popular events included a cocktail reception at Gertrude's; a high heel race in which people race in heels higher than two inches for one city block; the parade, which moved north along Charles Street from Madison Street to Chase Street; a block party, billed as a "nightclub without walls" that features live music and dancing; and the festival itself, which this year took place in Druid Hill Park.
For the festivities, the Johns Hopkins representatives brought back the "scrubs rainbow" theme of last year. Participants gathered Thursday to make signs to hold during the parade.
"I am excited to have more than 300 members of our Hopkins community represented in the parade," said Demere Woolway, director of LGBTQ Life at Johns Hopkins. "I am really grateful for all of the support from across the institution."