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California's colorful Tet parade leaves gays on sidelines

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The Orange County Register
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February 11, 2013

Where there were dark clouds there were also rainbows, lots of them, in the hands of members of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group and their supporters. They waved tiny flags and large flags and held up large metal hearts each a bright red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple on the sidelines of the annual Tet parade held Sunday morning in Westminster's Little Saigon neighborhood to celebrate the Vietnamese new year. The group gathered as spectators since the parade's organizer had barred the Partnership of Viet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organizations from walking in the event as it had for the past three years. A court ruling recently upheld the organizer's decision.