Pride with Brides: The Best Pictures and Tweets from PrideFest St. Louis 2014


See all our photos from St. Louis Pride 2014 in our RFT slideshow. - THEO WELLING
  • Theo Welling
  • See all our photos from St. Louis Pride 2014 in our RFT slideshow.

Wedding bells were ringing this weekend as St. Louis celebrated its LGBTQ pride and the four gay couples who married in secret (and technically illegal) ceremonies in the mayor's office.

The newlywed couples spent their holiday weekend like the rest of St. Louis' gay, transgender and allied community: celebrating love at PrideFest St. Louis.

See also: Meet the First Four Gay Couples to Marry in St. Louis

New husbands John Durnell and Richard Eaton rode in the pride parade Sunday with Mayor Francis Slay, who organized the top-secret nuptials for more than a year to directly challenge Missouri's Constitutional ban.

Though St. Louis won't be marrying any more gay couples unless a judge, a ballot initiative or a new law changes Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage, something about pride this year spurred several proposals, including this one spotted by the Riverfront Times Street Team:
  • RFT Street Team
  • Caroline Yoo
Pride also inspired America's new favorite sign of celebration: twerking.
  • Caroline Yoo
The St. Louis skyline went rainbow for the celebration, inspiring some of our new favorite images of the Gateway Arch:

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