Celebrating #OutsideWithPride

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The outdoors is for all. And every now and then we need to take a moment to celebrate the voices that aren’t always heard. That’s why we took to the streets this month, LGBTQ Pride Month, to cheer on our vibrant community.

From Washington, D.C. to Seattle, and cities in between, we gathered together for Pride parades across the country to show our support of #OutsideWithPride. These are moments from the D.C. Pride parade that melted our hearts.

REI Co-op staff members smiled as they waved REI flags at the beginning of the parade.

REI Co-op staff members smiled as they waved REI flags at the beginning of the parade.

We handed out thousands of REI #OutsideWithPride stickers to festivalgoers on P Street NW.

We handed out thousands of REI #OutsideWithPride stickers to festivalgoers on P Street NW.

Glitter and rainbows were simply the norm.

Glitter and rainbows were simply the norm.

We marched through the spent confetti on our way to Dupont Circle.

We marched through the spent confetti on our way to Dupont Circle.

Some marchers chose a different form of transport.

Some marchers chose a different form of transport.

“YEAH, REI!” yelled a festivalgoer, throwing up a high-five in Dupont Circle.

“YEAH, REI!” yelled a festivalgoer, throwing up a high-five in Dupont Circle.

Becky Smith, general manager for the REI flagship store in Washington, D.C., held her partner's hand.

Becky Smith, general manager for the REI flagship store in Washington, D.C., held her partner’s hand.

Festivalgoers chanted “REI” as we strutted down P Street NW.

Festivalgoers chanted “REI” as we strutted down P Street NW.

No festival is complete without a decked out adventure mobile!

No festival is complete without a decked out adventure mobile!

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