DALLAS - An estimated 40,000 people turned out for this year’s Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade and Festival in Oak Lawn.
It was the 32nd year for the parade and it was even bigger than usual.
The recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage made this year especially significant to many who took part.
“That’s one of the positive things that the family pride zone is really trying to do is send the message to these kids that there are other families just like you,” said Leo Cusimano.
His son Jeff said he got to be the ring bearer when his two dads got married.
The LGBT parade expanded an extra five blocks to make room what is believed to be the event’s largest ever crowd.