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35,000 Celebrate Gay Pride In Dallas Annual Parade

Thousands attended the Dallas’ annual Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, including straight ally British rugby Ben Cohen.

NBC DFW has the report:

More than 35,000 were expected to attend Dallas’ annual Gay Pride Parade Sunday.

More than 60 floats participated in the 28th Alan Ross Texas Freedom parade, which ran down Cedar Springs Road from Wycliff Avenue south toward Lee Park.

This year’s parade theme was “It Gets Better” and organizers said it was the biggest pride parade and festival they’ve ever had.

This year’s Honorary Grand Marshal was Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns. Burns’ testimonial during a city council meeting last October about bullying and coming out became a viral video hit.

“All of you sharing your stories is what we’re celebrating here,” Burns said to the festival audience at Lee Park. “Thank you for sharing your stories of being who you are, of being out and of being inclusive.”

British rugby star Ben Cohen was another VIP guest. The husband and father of two embraced his popularity in the gay community and pushed a global anti-bullying campaign.

Read the full report via NBC DFW. Enjoy a gallery of photos via WFAA

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