Mother of Pulse nightclub victim Frankie Escalante, Esmeralda Escalante, gets emotional on stage as she talks about her son while has she is comforted by Oscar Lopez during the annual Pride in the Park celebration at the McAllen Convention Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Macy Garces, right, and other family members of Pulse nightclub victim Frank Escalante, listen to his mother Esmeralda Escalante speak on stage during the annual Pride in the Park celebration at the McAllen Convention Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Memo Leon greets attendees during the annual Pride in the Park celebration at the McAllen Convention Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Sister Dottie Bair reacts as he plays with a small pet giving to him by an attendee during the Pride in the Park celebration at the McAllen Convention Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Guest stars from “RuPual’s Drag Race” interact and poses for photos with attendees during the annual Pride in the Park celebration at the McAllen Convention Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Axle Valle, right, and Jo Gonzalez kiss after after a marriage proposal on stage after playing with the band God’s Echo during the annual Pride in the Park celebration at the McAllen Convention Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Drag queen Lushious Massacr poses with fans during the annual Pride in the Park celebration at the McAllen Convention Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Alain Escamilla poses in front of the back drop during the annual Pride in the Park celebration at the McAllen Convention Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Juan Rodriguez waves a Pride flag during the Pride in the Park celebration at the McAllen Convention Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A photo of Frank Escalante rests on a table where his mother, Esmeralda Escalante, sell goods to raise money for scholarships during the annual Pride in the Park celebration at the McAllen Convention Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)