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Gallery: Flagler Pride & Pulse Memorial 2022

The Flagler Beach Police Department donated their time and leadership to ensure that the Pulse memorial went over smoothly. ⓒ AskFlagler
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Organizers with Flagler Pride enjoyed a robustly attended weekend of events in Flagler County this past weekend. Saturday was the third annual Pride celebration in Palm Coast Town Center, bringing together entertainers and speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds. Sunday was the fourth annual Pulse memorial, commemorating the victims of the 2016 shooting in the Orlando nightclub of the same name.

The weekend was attended by two of Flagler County’s mayors: Palm Coast’s David Alfin and Flagler Beach’s Suzie Johnston. Johnston was among the speakers on Sunday’s Pulse schedule, declaring that Flagler Beach was a city open to all regardless of personal identity.

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What follows is a gallery of images from the weekend, taken by Octavia Lynn Photography and AskFlagler staff as denoted.

All ages came out on both days of Pride weekend. ⓒ Octavia Lynn Photography

The attendees of the Pulse memorial in Flagler Beach.ⓒ AskFlagler

Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney leads Flagler Pride organizer Eryn Harris and fellow demonstrators over the Flagler Beach bridge. ⓒ Octavia Lynn Photography

ⓒ Octavia Lynn Photography

Flagler Pride organizer Erica Rivera reads the names of the 49 Pulse massacre victims. ⓒ AskFlagler

Rivera organized the first Pulse memorial back in 2016 shortly after the shooting. ⓒ Octavia Lynn Photography

L-R: Pride organizer Erica Rivera, businessman Armando Gomez, entrepreneur Melanie DiMartino, Tammy Alfin, dog Cisco Alfin, Mayor David Alfin, and Pride organizer Eryn Harris. ⓒ Octavia Lynn Photography

ⓒ Octavia Lynn Photography

Flagler Beach Mayor Suzie Johnston addresses her city. ⓒ Octavia Lynn Photography

Photographer Octavia Allen took a moment off from capturing the event to perform powerful musical covers at the Pulse memorial. ⓒ AskFlagler

Candles were lit to commemorate the Pulse victims. ⓒ Octavia Lynn Photography

ⓒ Octavia Lynn Photography

Mayor Suzie Johnston. ⓒ AskFlagler

Performer Vange Durst provided a medley of originals and covers at the Pulse memorial. ⓒ AskFlagler

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