San Diego celebrates LGBT Pride Parade 2013

San Diego celebrates LGBT Pride Parade 2013

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 SAN DIEGO  – The annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride Weekend festivities will continue in Hillcrest today with a parade and a festival featuring an outdoor wedding chapel.

At 11 a.m., the annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade will begin its 1.5-mile route at Pride Flag Monument, at Normal Street and University Avenue. The parade route will continue west on University Avenue then south on Sixth
Avenue, and will end at Balboa Drive at Upas Street.

Singer-songwriter La Toya Jackson, George Takei of “Star Trek” fame and his husband Brad are the grand marshals.

Event officials said George and Brad Takei were chosen for their advocacy for same-sex marriage, anti-bullying efforts and equality. Jackson was picked for her efforts in continuing her late brother Michael’s mission to combat HIV and AIDS.

The parade lineup was to have also featured Mayor Bob Filner, but he announced Friday that he decided…

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