More than 300 members of the LDS Church on Sunday marched in the Utah Gay Pride Parade in solidarity with the gay community.

The group Mormons Building Bridges said it participated in the event to send a message of love to the state's LGBT community, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

The display left many in the crowd in tears.

“I'll walk with you, I'll talk with you. That's how I'll show my love for you,” a refrain from an LDS children's song was written on one sign.

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black served as the parade's grand marshal.

“In tears,” Black later tweeted. “Over 300 straight, active Mormons showed up to march with me at the Utah Pride parade in support of LGBT people.”

“I think it's amazing,” an emotional Holly Nelson told the paper. “It's been so hard to be in Utah knowing the Mormon church is against the gay community.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes sexual relations are only acceptable within a heterosexual marriage.

Erika Munson, the founder of Building Bridges, said she hopes “to inspire other Mormons at the local level to do things for their LGBT brothers and sisters.” (A video report is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)