Hundreds participate in Winston-Salem pride parade

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Hundreds lined Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem Saturday for the city’s third annual gay pride parade.

Various groups that support and are from the LGBT community participated and had floats. There was also a festival after the parade with food, music and games.

One of the grand marshals at the parade has been with his partner for 50 years.

"We are their uncles, their aunts, their brothers, their sisters. We are part of a human family,” said Frank Benedetti, parade co-grand marshal. “Why should the government pick out a group of its citizens and say you are somehow lesser than anybody else."

The other grand marshal was a woman who has been with her partner for 47 years.