Avery Miller, another participant at the parade, said the way the community gathers together creates a sense of safety.
"I love that there's a sense of unity, like there's so much love, and there's so much diversity, too.
"We moved to Utah last year just in time to come to this parade, and we've never seen a parade like it in our whole lives.".
Participants walk during the 2023 Utah Pride Parade in downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday.
Ghost Jensen, another participant holding a rainbow umbrella, noted the joy of attending a pride parade for the first time.
The LGBTQ Pride flag is seen past Scott and Lynne Barrett, during the 2023 Utah Pride Parade in downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday. »