Parade, speeches, documentaries highlight Hermosa Beach Pride Festival 2022

A parade down Pier avenue to the beach, followed by speeches at the rainbow-painted lifeguard tower on Saturday morning; and a surf session Sunday morning highlighted the second annual Hermosa Pride Festival.

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