** FILE ** The annual street festival of Capital Pride, organized by the nonprofit Capital Pride Alliance Inc., is held along Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest near the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sunday, June 14, 2009. The event was part of the Washington area's annual celebration of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. (The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** The annual street festival of Capital Pride, organized by the nonprofit Capital Pride Alliance Inc., is held along Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest near the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sunday, June 14, 2009. The event was part of the Washington area's annual celebration of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. (The Washington Times)