SEATTLE (AP) — As temperatures began to rise, hundreds of men, women and children carrying rainbow flags hit the streets in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said on Twitter that the city is celebrating unity and a strong community.

A few protesters carrying signs with bible verses and "you are a great sinner" disrupted the pre-parade celebration but police kept things moving.

Once the parade got going, people danced, sang and cheered as marching bands and other groups moved slowing down the parade route.

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