SPOKANE, Wash --- The 26th annual Spokane Pride Parade was Saturday in downtown Spokane.

The pride parade in Spokane has been an opportunity to celebrate and support members of the LGBT community. And this year people marched with a new sense of pride, because this year there is a pride flag raised over Spokane’s City Hall. This is the first time in the city’s history a pride symbol has been staked on government property.

“I think it’s fantastic I think it’s the largest one I’ve been to,” said one of the marchers, Lynn Lord-Flynn.

“It’s nice that the city is supporting us,” said a parade participant, Colten Ford.

Although not everyone is a supporter of the parade. There was a small group of anti-gay protesters, but the Spokane Police made sure there were no altercations and kept the whole parade area safe.