Thousands turn out for Oklahoma City Pride parade

More than 100 non-profits, churches, businesses and community groups participated in the 2018 OKC Pride Parade. (Caroline Vandergriff/KOKH)

Thousands of people came out Sunday for the Oklahoma City Pride parade, the grand finale to this weekend's festivities. It was a celebration of LGBTQ+ identity.

"We love everyone," said Jessica Strubhar, who brought her three kids to the event. "I want them to know that it’s good to be who you are."

Organizers say this year's parade was even bigger than last year's. About 100 organizations participated, from businesses and churches to non-profits and political groups.

Oklahoma City Public Schools brought one of its buses out to be in the parade to send an important message to the district's students and their families.

"I think it’s important for kids, and our employees, to know that we see them and we value them and they’re welcome," said Carrie Coppernoll Jacobs, an OKCPS Board of Education member.

Big corporations like Boeing and UPS also had spots in the parade line-up.

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