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300 Mormons March In Utah Pride Parade

Nearly 300 Mormons marched in the annual Utah Gay Pride Parade in downtown Salt Lake City. Grand Marshal Dustin Lance Black leaded the Parade,

The Associated Press reports:

More than 300 Mormon church members who are not gay drew shouts of approval and tears from spectators while marching in the Utah Gay Pride Parade in downtown Salt Lake City.

The Mormons say they sought to send a message of love to Utah’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by joining the annual parade Sunday. Their participation marked the first time such a large group of Mormons took part in the parade, organizers said.

The Mormons, dressed in their Sunday best, included fathers carrying their children on their shoulders and mothers pushing strollers, The Salt Lake Tribune reported ( http://bit.ly/LdOP1c ).

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Watch a gallery of photos via THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE