Gay pride on display in Portland

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Marchers make their way along Congress Street in Portland Saturday as the 24th annual Gay Pride Parade and celebration got underway. More than 4,000 people lined the streets as the participants marched from Monument Square to Deering Oaks Park.

Bruce Babbidge, left, and Dan Williams, both of the organization Just Guys, prepare streamers to fly behind the American flag before joining other marchers for the Gay Pride Parade on Saturday in Portland.

Parade marshall and TV personality Carson Kressley leads the Gay Pride Parade in Portland Saturday. Spectators lined the streets as the parade made its way from Monument Square to Deering Oaks Park. Kressley is performing this summer at the Ogunquit Playhouse.

Todd Milne of Portland helps prepare the 900-foot rainbow flag for the Gay Pride Parade on Saturday in Monument Square. More than 1,200 people marched in the parade lead by Police Chief James Craig and TV personality Carson Kressley.

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