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Get ready for the 44th LA gay pride weekend

A woman marches with Equality California (EQCA), an LGBT civil rights group, at the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade on June 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
A woman marches with Equality California (EQCA), an LGBT civil rights group, at the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade on June 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
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A woman marches with Equality California (EQCA), an LGBT civil rights group, at the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade on June 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, plaintiffs in the Supreme Court case that overturned California's same-sex marriage ban, will be the grand marshals of this year's LA Pride Parade.
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A woman marches with Equality California (EQCA), an LGBT civil rights group, at the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade on June 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
Cross dresser Roxy Baltimore walks down Santa Monica Boulevard at the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade on June 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
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A woman marches with Equality California (EQCA), an LGBT civil rights group, at the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade on June 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
Sudsy people ride in the Dr. Bonner's soap float the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade on June 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
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A woman marches with Equality California (EQCA), an LGBT civil rights group, at the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade on June 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
People ride on a float in the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade on June 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
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It’s gay pride weekend in Los Angeles. Events are planned Friday and Saturday in West Hollywood in the run-up to the L.A. Pride Parade on Sunday. This year’s event has extra significance. It’s the first since U.S. Supreme Court opened the door to gay marriage in California. 

The two men at the heart of the Supreme Court case are grand marshals in this year’s LA Pride parade.

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Jeff Zarillo and Paul Katami got married days after the High Court upheld a lower court ruling abolishing California's ban on same-sex marriage. 

“It has been an amazing year not only for us personally but for us as a community," Katami said.

One of the LA Pride organizers Sam Borelli says a lot has happened in a year.

“This time last year only 10 states had full marriage equality. Now as we go into our pride weekend this year, 18 states have full marriage equality. and a couple more will be coming on board as well. So to be able to celebrate with our hometown heroes Paul Katami and Jeff Zarillo who took that fight all the way to the Supreme Court, its quite a remarkable experience.”

Below are list of activities this weekend:

Free concert — Lavender Menace

WeHo Dyke March

Trans*Party LA

The Festival

The Parade

Trans Pride After Party (next weekend)

For a guide to road closures, click here

Sources: L.A. Pride, LAist, MyFoxLA