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Hundreds come out for the Downtown Huntsville Pride Parade

Hundreds of people in Huntsville filled the sidewalks of downtown today for the LGBTQ Pride Parade. The Grand Marshall of the parade this year was Nigel Shelby&...

Hundreds of people in Huntsville filled the sidewalks ofdowntown today for the LGBTQ Pride Parade.

The Grand Marshall of the parade this year was Nigel Shelby’s mother, Camika Shelby. Nigel Shelby died by suicide in April after allegedly being bullied for his sexuality.

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Huntsville Councilwoman, FrancesAkridge, showed her support by walking in the parade. People who came out saythey were happy to see the large amount of support from the Huntsville community.

“It hit hard because Ihave a wonderful support group at my school. I have good friends and family,but it reminded me that not everyone has that, not everyone has support, and alot of people have it a lot worse,” said Connor Meyer.

Several other local LGBTQ friendlyorganizations walked in the parade to show their support.