Why It Gets Better: Mormons March in Gay Pride Parade — As Supporters

From The Salt Lake Tribune:

Before the drag queens in heels danced across Main Street, more than 300 members of the LDS Church left Utah Gay Pride Parade spectators in tears Sunday morning. One Mormon father turned to the crowd and thanked people for forgiving him.

The group, Mormons Building Bridges, said they wanted to send a message of love to the state’s LGBT community, a message they believe is compatible with their faith.

Emily Vandyke, 50, carried a sign with the words from an LDS children’s song: “I’ll walk with you, I’ll talk with you. That’s how I’ll show my love for you.”

Just four years ago, the Church of Latter-day Saints was considered a major force behind California’s Proposition 8. Prop 8 lead to the banning of gay marriage equality in the California Constitution. Having moved from that type of support to being supportive of us by marching in a Pride parade is a small step in the right direction and another reason why it gets better.

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