Andres Gutierrez, NBC 5 News Reporter
The rain didn't dampen spirits as thousands came out for a day-long celebration of gay pride in Dallas.
Thousands of people lined Cedar Springs road in Oak Lawn Sunday for the 29th annual Alan Ross Texas Freedom parade.
With a hundred participants, this year's parade was larger than previous years. Dallas police placed 50 officers along the parade route.
After waiting for hours underneath a bus shelter 54-year old Lillie Martin showed up to watch her first gay pride parade and see her family members march."Support means a lot to people it gives them more care to do what they're doing," Martin said.
Many who turned out Sunday, attended for support, like Don Moser whose son marched in the parade. "Just to let him know that we love him. He is who he is and we're here to support him and it's not about his sexuality, it's about that we love him," Moser said.