Thunderbolts and lightning — very, very frightening?

Not for marchers and watchers at Saturday’s Pride Parade in Hillcrest, where San Diego Councilman Todd Gloria tweeted: “You can’t have rainbows with out rain. #sdpride

That seemed to be theme of the 41st annual event, celebrating LGBT culture and latest freedoms, thanks to the 5-4 Supreme Court verdict expanding same-sex marriage rights to all Americans and the Pentagon’s moves allowing transgender troops.

In fact, sky flashes sparked “ooohs” and booms brought cheers along the 1.5-mile route starting at Normal Street and University Avenue.

Soak up our photos, capturing the sodden moment and spirited marchers.

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