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St. Pete Pride is fun -- for a cause listen

07/02/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A sea of some 80,000 colorfully clad people descended on St. Petersburg this weekend for Florida’s largest gay pride event. Some wore elaborate rainbow wigs, others were topless and painted. Rachel King celebrated her 25th birthday at the St. Pete Pride Parade. She called it a celebration of acceptance.

“There’s all different organizations that are part of the parade. You see children, you see families. It’s great to see little kids being part of it because you see them growi...

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Tampa Bay Rays tell LGBT community: "It Gets Better" listen

08/31/11 Atecia Robinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last week the Tampa Bay Rays became the 5th Major League Baseball team to speak against homophobic bullying when they partnered with St. Pete Pride to film a video for the “It Gets Better” campaign. It was shot at the Rays’ home, Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg to provide inspiration to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community facing harassment.

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Celebrating Gay Pride

06/27/11 Lisa Marzilli, Beth Bell
Last Call Friday

Forty two years ago eight cops stomped into the Stonewall Inn, a bar in Manhattan's Greenwich Village district on one of their routine, homophobic raids. But this time was different, gay patrons not only fought back, but they were joined by thousands of others. And thus was launched the beginning of the gay civil rights movement in the US.

This week we pre-empted Counterspin to air a compelling documentary from the Pacifica Radio arch...

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