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Competing events make their marks on LGBTQ+ Pride Day in New York

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By Peter Szekely NEW YORK (Reuters) -For the second consecutive year, the lingering pandemic consigned New York’s annual Pride march to the virtual world on Sunday, even as its alter-ego, the Queer Liberation March, took its edgier message through the streets of Manhattan. The NYC Pride march, the city’s marquee LGBTQ+ event now in its 51st year, became a made-for-TV production as a cautionary measure to prevent coronavirus infections, which have dropped sharply as the number of people vaccinated has grown. Only a small number of guests were invited to the group’s three-block areas where float…

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