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Marchers hit the streets for first NKY pride parade

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COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -

Hundreds of people showed up to march in Northern Kentucky's first ever pride parade on Sunday.

"Y'all Means All" was held in solidarity with the LGBT march in Washington D.C.

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Those who put it all together said they're pushing for more welcoming and inclusive communities, although they believe they're already surrounded by a lot of love and support from officials, businesses and residents. 

"Now we have an opportunity to help others, to constantly look back and remember where we started and lend a hand forward for all the rest," Grand Marshals Terry Bond and Carl Fox said.

The parade led to a festival at Goebel Park and then to an after party. 

But the big focus was on the streets where groups and organizers walked together sharing their messages and showing their pride. 

"We've fought long and hard along with everybody else that's been on our side to make changes and some 40 years later, working in this area, I'm proud to see changes, good changes," Fox said. 

Cincinnati's pride parade is scheduled for June 24.  It's set to start at 11 a.m. at 7th and Central downtown. 

There will be a festival afterwards at Sawyer Point at 12 p.m.

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