Hundreds Of Mormons March In The Salt Lake City Gay Pride Parade

Over 300 active Mormons, part of a “Mormons Building Bridges” initiative, marched in the gay parade as part of the Utah Pride Festival. Now this is what progress looks like. *Chills*

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Practicing mormon Chad Smith and his daughters Kathryn and Olivia.

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Sharon Griffiths waits to march in a gay pride parade. Griffiths came out as a lesbian in 1976 and has four children. She recently lost a gay mormon nephew to suicide.

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Gay active Mormon and film maker Kendall Wilcox talks before marching in a gay pride parade.

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Practicing Mormons march on.

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Olivia Smith, 4, watches the parade.

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Mormons Building Bridges cheers on.

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Grand Marshal Dustin Lance Black applauds as he leads the annual Gay Pride Parade through downtown Salt Lake City.

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Hanah Kim watches on.

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Emilie Starr dances with a Mitt Romney cutout.

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Lauren Noll and Emilie Starr kiss a Mitt Romney cutout.

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