The Sonoma County Pride Parade and fest happened for the first time ever in Guerneville yesterday. The event formerly happened in downtown Santa Rosa but has been on hiatus for the last four years do to lack of interest, or something. The gay-friendly environs of the Russian River played host to at least a few hundred North Bay gays, lesbians, the bi and bi-curious, and trans and trannies -- including a large cadre of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, both of the San Francisco and Russian River Orders. The Sword (site semi-NSFW) has a bunch of fun pictures of the small-town fair that followed, complete with festooned dogs and hokey-pokeying senior citizens, a few of which are included here. There's also a parade gallery c/o of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Photos by Joey DeRuy