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Kate Kendell spent Pride Weekend pretty much the way you’d expect of someone who has devoted the last quarter century to fighting for LGBT rights and marriage equality. “The whole time, I was laughing and smiling and singing and jumping up and down like I was a kid again,” she says, her euphoria already tinged with wistfulness. There were speeches to give—at a rally in the Castro on the night of the Supreme Court’s rulings overturning Proposition 8 and DOMA, as well as at City Hall, where she famously (and embarrassingly, she would later admit) blurted out “Fuck Prop. 8!” on live television—plus parties to attend, and marches to march in. The National Center for Lesbian Rights, the San Francisco–based group that Kendell heads, had its own Pride Parade contingent, though her wife, Sandy, and their 11-year-old daughter, Ariana, marched with the Girl Scouts (which right there says a lot about how the world has changed). “It felt like the first time I had taken a deep breath since the passage of Prop. 8 four and a half years ago,” Kendell says. “What an amazing time to be alive!”


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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.