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News: World

Mon 28 Jun, 2010
By Danielle Carter


This year's parade has three grand marshals including Constance McMillen. She's the lesbian teenager who sued her Mississippi school district over its policy banning same-sex prom dates.

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The rainbow flags are flying in New York City.

The city's annual parade celebrating gay pride features thousands of marchers, along with floats and, of course, politicians. Participants will be making their way down Fifth Avenue and will end in Greenwich Village.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov.

David Paterson are among the marchers Sunday.

This year's parade has three grand marshals including Constance McMillen. She's the lesbian teenager who sued her Mississippi school district over its policy banning same-sex prom dates.

The other marshals are Lt. Dan Choi, an openly gay National Guardsman, and Judy Shepard, mother of hate crime victim Matthew Shepard.

 

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