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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. 
Smithsonian's collection now embraces gay rights history
Items recently added to the Smithonian Institution's National Museum of American History collection include "Will and Grace" scripts and props as well as other materials documenting LGBT cultural, political and sports history. 

Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings reach settlement to avoid lawsuit
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday that he reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release, saying the club had agreed to donate to several groups that support gay rights 

Silicon Valley Pride festival is small but feisty
Although San Jose has a less visible gay community than San Francisco, the city has aligned with the nearby city's legal position on gay marriage. 

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