The first pride parade was held in Little Rock Saturday.
Organizers hope the parade will become a symbol of the strong community of acceptance they envision for Central Arkansas. Over 25 organizations participated, including area businesses and churches, according to Central Arkansas Pride.
The parade featured floats, costumes, signs and balloons.
"We want to support the people who think they're alone, who think there's nobody like them, every one's against them," said Sara Strickland with Central Arkansas Pride. "We want to give support. We want to give them a sense of community as well."
Organizers hopes establishing a pride parade in Little Rock will give people the chance to get to know the LGBT community and to see the many businesses, politicians and community leaders committed to celebrating and supporting diversity and equality.