A small area protected by barriers and police officers was designated for the street preachers. They displayed signs with Bible quotes and other messages of rebuke. Many of them took turns speaking to the crowd through a microphone.
This is the 42nd year the L.A. area has enjoyed its Gay Pride Parade. It's organized
by Christopher Street West Association, Inc., a non-profit organization within the Greater Los Angeles area.
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A few of the preachers were bold enough to stand outside of the designated area with their signs and place themselves among the crowd of spectators who were watching the parade.
Many of the attendees expressed their disapproval of the preachers' messages with signs and verbal confrontations.
Ruben Israel, a well-known street preacher who frequently pickets gay pride festivals, was also present for the event. During his preachings, he frequently strayed from biblical topics and launched into personal tirades against spectators. Even people who were attempting to pass through the area without stirring up a confrontation were singled out and bullied.
The street preachers left the area without incident around 2 pm shortly after the parade concluded.