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Gallery | Pridefest 2012 in Fort Lauderdale

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DSC_0078Thousands packed Holiday Park and War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale Sunday for the second day of Pridefest 2012. Emcees on Sunday: actor Jonathan D. Lovitz and former cop Mikey Verdugo, now owner of Bodytek Fitness.

The event began in Coral Gables in 1977, the same year singer Anita Bryant led a campaign to repeal Miami-Dade County’s first gay rights ordinance. Pridefest rotated between Dade and Broward counties through 1985 when it settled in Fort Lauderdale, said Marc Hansen, this year’s event co-chairman.

Click the pictures to view a gallery from Sunday's event. Photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff.

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My time out reaching at events education towards HIV/AIDS awareness is alway a priority in my life, Wesley Schultz- Western Te-Moak Shoshone Native American Indian Tribal member. 3/16/2012

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