Aurora Pride Parade Draws Hundreds After Near-Cancellation

AURORA, Illinois (CBS) — After more than a week of fighting and a near cancellation, Aurora was finally able to show her LGBTQ pride at her third annual Pride Parade.

The streets of Aurora were lined with rainbows as a stream of floats and community groups marched through Sunday.

The parade was nearly canceled after the city revoked its permit for security reasons.

Organizers were unable to find enough police officers to provide security after asking those officers not to march in their uniforms.

The issue was resolved after the city gave agents three times to sign up.

Those along the route of the parade said they were just glad the show could go on.

Notably absent from the event was the mayor of Aurora and Republican governor candidate Richard Irvin. He said last week that he would stay at home to show solidarity with his agents.

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