Thousands of people flocked to Pueblo Sunday to attend the Gay Pride Festival.

The celebration took place alone the Historica Arkansas Riverwalk.

It was a sunny day filled with music and people not ashamed of who they are.

"It's a way to show Pueblo we are here and we are proud," said Daneya Esgar with the Southern Colorado Equality Alliance.

Eric Chavez and his partner attended the gay pride festival in Pueblo. The two have been dating for 9 months. While the couple was having a good time, they did reveal one of their frustrations, same-sex marriage.

"It's a love two people share," said Chavez.

The hot topic is being debated all across the country.

"I'm for it for the fact that we need the equal rights that everyone else has," said Keith Avery, with the Southern Colorado Equality Alliance.

It?s no surprise, most at the gay pride festival agreed.

However, KRDO NewsChannel 13 did find some people who were against same sex marriages. Many didn?t want to go on camera, but told KRDO they felt it wasn?t right for people of the same sex to get married.

"Hate is a crime," said Chavez.

Bella Crespin, 7, also attended the festival. She came with her mom and her mom?s partner. They were both a little camera shy, but told KRDO they want Bella to accept all kinds of people.

A lesson young Bella seems to already know.

"You can hurt other people's feelings when you judge people about stuff,? said Crespin.

The Southern Colorado Equality Alliance Sponsored the event, and were happy with the way it turned out.

City leaders were also on hand and signed a proclamation making Saturday Gay Pride day in Pueblo.