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San Francisco: Gay Pride parade turns into celebration on an epic scale

The Pride parade came into existence 43 years ago as a reaction to the Stonewall incident, during which New York cops beat up several drag queens in a gay bar. This year's event took its marching orders from a slightly more exalted law enforcement entity -- the U.S. Supreme Court. 
Country star Ty Herndon comes out as gay
Singer says he's seeing increased tolerance of the LGBT community in the world of country music. 

Executive suites slower to embrace gays than rest of business
Even as corporate America jumped ahead of the rest of America in its recognition of equal treatment for gays and lesbians, it looked at life differently at its highest levels.  

Solyndra loan program vilified by Republicans turns a profit
The U.S. expects to earn $5 billion to $6 billion from the federal program that funded flops including Solyndra, bolstering President Barack Obama's decision to back low-carbon technologies.  

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Travel top 10: Strange food festivals

From the Gilroy Garlic Festival to Waikiki's Spam Jam, this top 10 list includes some unusual food fetes.