The West Hollywood Cheerleaders
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The West Hollywood Cheerleaders

The West Hollywood Cheerleaders

West Hollywood Cheerleaders, from left, Ida Stapedher, Sal Ianniello and Kari Okee march down Santa Monica Boulevard during the gay pride parade in West Hollywood.

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The West Hollywood Cheerleaders

West Hollywood Cheerleaders Regina Rogers, left, Mateo Delgado and Tim Peterson take a selfie during the gay pride parade in West Hollywood.

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The West Hollywood Cheerleaders

Members of the West Hollywood Cheerleaders practice their cheerleading routine to be performed during the gay pride parade at the West Hollywood park.

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The West Hollywood Cheerleaders

West Hollywood Cheerleader Michael Calderon, right, enjoys a light moment with fellow cheerleaders during practice iat the West Hollywood park.

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The West Hollywood Cheerleaders

Peter Riddall, left, partner of West Hollywood Cheerleader Enrique Ornelas, hugs Adriana Ornelas, sister of Enrique, while watching the Drag Queen World Series at the Glendale Sports Complex. Enrique, a longtime cheerleader called “Tallula,” died of liver disease in October due to complications from AIDS.

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The West Hollywood Cheerleaders

West Hollywood Cheerleader Tim Peterson, right, touches up a fellow cheerleader’s eyelashes before the start of the gay pride parade in West Hollywood.

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The West Hollywood Cheerleaders

Jarred Hanson leads the West Hollywood Cheerleaders as they march down Santa Monica Boulevard during the gay pride parade in West Hollywood.

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The West Hollywood Cheerleaders

Revelers cheer the West Hollywood Cheerleaders as they march down Santa Monica Boulevard during the gay pride parade. The West Hollywood Cheerleaders are celebrating their 30th anniversary in West Hollywood.

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The West Hollywood Cheerleaders

“I thought, ‘Oh my God, I want to be a cheerleader,” said West Hollywood Cheerleader Nicklaus Fox, center, after viewing the cheerleaders for the first time in a gay pride parade in Long Beach.

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The West Hollywood Cheerleaders

West Hollywood Cheerleader Nicklaus Fox, aka “Helen Back,” receives a kiss of support from an admirer before marching in the gay pride parade in West Hollywood.

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The West Hollywood Cheerleaders

Members of the West Hollywood Cheerleaders participate in a group huddle after cheerleading practice at the West Hollywood park.

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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