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    Cheri and Gary Williams put streamers on the PFLAG float before the start of the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Members of Charlotte Royals Rugby organize balloons for their float before the start of the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Sisters of The Scarf wave to the judges in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Parade participants with Charlotte Royals Rugby march in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Parade participants with Time Warner Cable finish a short dance for the judges at the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Parade participants march along Tryon Street during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    The crowd use their cell phones to take picture during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Buff Faye of Charlotte waves to the crowd from a yellow VW bug during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Parade participants with Equality North Carolina march along Tryon Street during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Marlene Aponte cheers on her daughter Adara Linarel-Aponte while she rides the Time Out Youth parade float during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Time Out Youth members of Charlotte wave to the crowd from float during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    L-r Ann Hooper and Kathy Mahan,both of Charlotte, cheer on the parade participants during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield joins the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Bank of America Community volunteers march along Tryon Street uptown Charlotte in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Kevin Maksimovic of Charlotte a Bank of America Community volunteer takes part in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    A pug wears a gay pride hat while riding with a Humane Society of Charlotte member during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    The Cracker Jack mascot waves to the crowd gathered along Tryon street in uptown Charlotte during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Dancer Alex Griffith 11, leaps into the air as he dazzles the crowd while dancing for the One Voice Chorus during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    The crowd waves to parade participants during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Canines with Dogtopia march in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    The crowd waves to parade participants during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Motorcycle riders with Convergence Riders of Charlotte rev up the throttle for the crowd in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Charlotte Mayor Patsy Kinsey waves to the crowd gathered along Tryon street in uptown Charlotte during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Bank of America Community volunteers march along Tryon Street uptown Charlotte in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Steve Howard of Concord dressed as Jack Sparrow,the pirate, with his dogs "Shiloh" and " Dixie" particpates in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    A parade participant marches along Tryon Street during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Parade participants ride the SS Ship Rock float in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Josiah Treadwell 5 of Charlotte marches with United Fellowship Church of Charlotte in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robin Tanner with Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte waves to the crowd while marching in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Judy Gosnell ,right, marches with Holy Trinity Church of Charlotte members in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Leslie McNamari with a Chinese Crested "Isabel" marches with the Humane Society of Charlotte during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    A parade participant dances for the crowd during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    The Gay Men's Chorus of Charlotte wave to the crowd during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    A member of the crowd is held back during a heated discussion about religion with a protestor at the conclusion of the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Miss Charlotte Pride Valerie Rockwell waves to the crowd gathered along Tryon street in uptown Charlotte during the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Rhonda Watlington with Food Lion takes part in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday August 25,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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