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GALLERY: Crowds of people gather for SLC’s annual Pride Parade

Jun 2, 2024, 5:21 PM | Updated: Jun 3, 2024, 9:41 am

Thousands gathered at the Utah Pride Parade Sunday morning....

Thousands gathered at the Utah Pride Parade Sunday morning. (Kennedy Camarena)

(Kennedy Camarena)

SALT LAKE CITY — At the Utah Pride Parade, people cheered, they partied, they danced, they sang.

Parents pushed strollers, kids with colored chalk decorated sidewalks and most everybody swayed to the omnipresent dance music amid a sea of rainbow flags. Male couples, female couples and mixed couples walked hand-in-hand. Underlying the raucous mood of Sunday’s Utah Pride Parade in downtown Salt Lake City, though, was a consistent message.

“There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done” in the fight for the rights of the LGBTQ community, said Alaria Sorensen of Sunset, at the parade with a group of friends. The show of force by members of the LGBTQ community and their advocates, though, “shows we matter, we exist.”

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Troy Leonhardt of Logan was there, watching the parade from a folding chair with friends along 100 South.

“I’m bi so I thought I should come support,” he said. “Almost now more than ever, we need to show support, especially (for) the trans people, what they’re going through. Love’s the key. Love’s the answer.”

Photos of the Utah Pride Parade below were taken by KSL NewsRadio digital content producer Kennedy Camarena.

 

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GALLERY: Crowds of people gather for SLC’s annual Pride Parade