Thousands flock to Rocket City Pride 2015 downtown

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The downtown streets were taken over by a colorful display for the fourth year of Rocket City Pride.

"It is the most diverse event in the city because the LGBTQ community is part of every other community," said James Robinson, executive director of Free2Be, the sponsor of the event and parade.

Though organizers hoped to have a Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage by now, they are still in high spirits about the progress the LGBTQ community has made in recent years.

"More and more are coming on board and understanding this is about people loving each other," said Human Rights Campaign state coordinator and state representative Patricia Todd. "My marriage has nothing to do with anyone else's marriage."

For the first time, the US Army Materiel Command band also participated in the parade.

The event is a family-friendly display of support for members of the LGBTQ community as well as their supporters. Thousands were in attendance and proceeds go toward continuing Free2Be's services.

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