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Lesbians gather with pride in West Hollywood
Lesbians gather with pride in West Hollywood

They said it loudly and repeatedly, and they wore stickers and clutched signs proclaiming it: lesbian. "Yes, I am!" hundreds of female voices chanted in a crowded West Hollywood park. "Yes, I am!" Lesbians, their supporters and friends gathered Friday to celebrate women and to kick off L.A. Pride weekend. The air was chilly for the night's Purple Party and WeHo Dyke March, but the mood was light. One woman had streaks of purple in her hair. Many in the crowd wore purple T-shirts with the words "Dyke Power," as did West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land and other city officials. The jacaranda trees nearby were dressed in purple too. In a comedy set before...

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