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Photos: Portraits, Celebrations & More at L.A. Pride

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Thousands of gay, straight, and even some protestors, took to West Hollywood this weekend for the 40th Anniversary of L.A. Pride. The event benefits the Christopher Street West Association, which serves the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community of Greater Los Angeles through "human rights education, outreach and better understanding within our community, as well as the heterosexual community"

This year Morris Kight was remembered. Along with co-founding the event, he "also started up the Gay Liberation Front in Los Angeles in 1969 and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center in 1971 -- back then, it was known as the Gay Community Services Center," according to the LA Weekly.

But also this year was filled with chatter about Wednesday. That's when closing arguments in the federal trial about Prop 8, the California law that banned gay marriage, will be heard. It's unknown how long the judge presiding over the case will take before he announces a decision, but whatever it be, it will be appealed, but a pivotal moment nonetheless.