Last Chance Gulch awash in rainbows as Montana Pride Parade celebrates LGBTQ community

Nolan Lister

More than 3,000 members of the LGBTQ community and their allies celebrated in a sunny Last Chance Gulch in downtown Helena Saturday as Montana Pride hosted its annual parade and rally.

Thousands gather Saturday in Helena for the 2022 Pride Parade and Rally on Last Chance Gulch and the Downtown Walking Mall.

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Montana Pride President Kev Hamm has been running the event since his organization took it over in 2014 and said tongue in cheek during an interview after the rally that this was the first year there were more people who came to watch the parade than march in it.

“I grew up in this town and never thought it would be like this,” Hamm said. “It’s been a really big week and celebration for our community.”

The parade ran along Last Chance Gulch from the intersection with Neill Avenue to Anchor Park for the rally.

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The parade ran

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