Pride Houston officials unveiled a new logo, revised parade route and a slate of grand marshal nominees on Thursday as it begins the buildup to the annual rainbow festival in June.
With "Houston Proud" emblazoned across a new logo, Pride officials also released the list of parade grand marshal nominees during the event at Pearl Bar. They include Dena Gray and Juliet Katherine Stipeche (Ally); Brad Pritchett, Lou Weaver, Paul Guillory and Brad Odom-Harris (Male); and Lynette Ross, Melissa Vivanco and Fran Watson (Female).
Like in past years, a public vote will select the winners in each of the three categories.
Also on Thursday, Pride Houston released details of a new route for the parade on June 25. The day-long festival and evening parade will remain in downtown Houston, with the parade starting at Lamar and Smith and stretching along Milam before ending at Jefferson.
Photos by Paul Stricklin