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Motor City Pride Part Of Detroit Parade

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A parade along Jefferson Ave. was part of Pride Fest. (WWJ's Beth Fisher)

A parade along Jefferson Ave. was part of Pride Fest. (WWJ’s Beth Fisher)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Motor City Pride is back in the “D” and they had a parade down Jefferson Avenue to celebrate their return to Detroit after 25 years.

WWJ’s Beth Fisher stopped by the parade and reports a few thousand gay, lesbian and transgender people marched in the gay pride parade in downtown Detroit Sunday.

Executive Director of Equality Michigan Denise Brogan-Kator says they’re excited to be in Detroit but they’re still working on gay rights.

“We have started to see movement toward the recognition of who we are what are rights are, but we still continue to be fired at a  rate that exceeds the national average, we still suffer a greater unemployment because of who we are, it’s still not safe for many people to be ‘out, and so we have a lot of work to do,” said Brogan-Kator.

One woman told WWJ she had to go to Canada to marry her girlfriend.

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