Gay Pride: The world through rainbow-colored glasses

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This week, the Pentagon held its first ever Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month Event, nine months after the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy officially ended government-sanctioned discrimination against gays serving in the military.

LGBT pride is celebrated every June, commemorating the anniversary of the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1969 — the start of the modern gay rights movement and remembers the struggles and victories of the movement. Today, this “out and proud” mentality emphasizes a culture and community of diversity, tolerance, fashion and flare.

From drag queens to biker chicks, here’s a look at LGBT pride parades, street festivals, and political rallies around the world this month. Some of the following may not be suitable for young children, so parental discretion is advised.

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Oreo shows gay pride with a rainbow cookie
By Jill Rosen
The Baltimore Sun
11:27 a.m. EDT, June 26, 2012

As Maryland continues to gear up for a gay marriage question on the ballot this fall, another snack food has taken sides on the issue.

Following in the footsteps of Ben & Jerry’s gay marriage ice cream flavor, Oreo is showing support for same-sex couples with a rainbow cookie.

The “Pride” cookie isn’t something people can buy — at least not yet. Rather, the company released a picture of it Monday on its Facebook page. The rainbow layered Oreo with the tagline “Pride” garnered more than 145,000 likes and nearly 35,000 shares in less than a day.

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