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D.C. Gay Pride Parade blocked... by GayER Pride group

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Thousands of revelers, some waving rainbow flags symbolizing gay rights, crowded Washington streets on Saturday for the city's gay pride parade in an annual party that saw anti-corporate protesters briefly block its route.

Protesters who oppose the Capital Pride parade's corporate backing, which includes bank Wells Fargo & Co and weapons maker Northrop Grumman Corp, briefly blocked the parade route and forced it to be rerouted.

The protest group, No Justice No Pride, said in a statement that Capital Pride also needed to add a transgender minority woman to its board and bar police from marching in the parade.

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/06/10/business/10reuters-usa-lgbt-pride.html?_r=0

"Transgender minority women", now there's a constituency! Actually, it's a very encouraging sign. No Dissent, No Democracy!

Buy that's not the real kicker in the article, that comes a little later.

From the same article:

Damian Jessup, 30, who traveled from Norfolk, Virginia, to march with gay Republicans, defended Trump and his support for gays.

“I lost a lot of friends when I came out as Republican," said Jessup, who was wearing a Trump T-shirt. "It’s harder to come out as Republican than to come out as gay."


And rightly so!

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