Estonian recording artist Kerli said after her performance at San Francisco Gay Pride that it felt like freedom.

After her Sunday, June 26 performance on the festival's main stage, the 24-year-old rising pop star told an NBC reporter covering the event: “It feels like a celebration. And there's just so much love around. Because people that come here have a certain quality of freedom about them, or supporting freedom. So, I feel very at home.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

It was the second Gay Pride event for the Los Angeles-based Kerli this Pride season. She appeared at the Detroit Motor City Pride on June 4th.

Kerli won an American Idol-style competition at the age of 14. She released her freshman studio album Love is Dead in 2008. You can download a remix of the track for free at A second album is scheduled for later this year.

Author-activist Chaz Bono served as grand marshal of the 41st annual San Francisco Gay Pride Parade. Actress Olympia Dukakis and chef Yigit Pura, star of cabler Bravo's Top Chef: Just Desserts, were named celebrity grand marshals.