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Celebrating LGBTQ culture, the Rochester Gay Alliance will present the 2015 Pride Week, July 16 through July 19. Pride Week is composed of a variety of events across the city, this year with a sci-fi theme. Among the events are the annual raising of the flag at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park (353 Court Street) on Friday, July 17; the Pride Parade on Saturday, July 18, beginning at 1 p.m. and running from Park Avenue to MLK Jr. Memorial Park, followed by the Pride Festival from 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and the Roc Pride 5K on Sunday, July 19, at 8:30 a.m., alongside many other events. The goal of Pride Week is not only to celebrate and recognize the culture and struggles of the LGBTQ community, but to bring together Rochestarians of all different faiths and beliefs.

Pride Week kicks off on Thursday, July 16, with "Sassy in the South Wedge," and runs through Sunday, July 19. Tickets for the Festival are $10 advance, $15 at the gate. Registration for the 5K is $30, which includes a T-shirt and time certification. For more information and the full list of events, visit


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