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Costa Rica president raises pride flag in observance of IDAHOT

| Friday, May 16, 2014
Tico Times
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Costa Rica's new president has raised a gay pride flag next to the country's flag at the presidential residence as part of an anti-discrimination observance.

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San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood to get rainbow crosswalks

| Saturday, March 15, 2014
The winning design for San Francisco's rainbow sidewalks is similar to this crosswalk in Vancouver, BC.
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco's famed LGBT-friendly Castro district will be showing more of its gay pride when the city paints four crosswalks in the colors of the Rainbow Pride flag.

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Toronto mayor demands rainbow flag be removed from city hall

| Friday, February 7, 2014
APRob Ford
TORONTO -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford wants a rainbow flag flying at City Hall protesting Russia's law restricting gay rights activities to be removed.

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Gay Russian protester detained for unfurling rainbow flag at Olympic relay

| Saturday, January 18, 2014
Andrei Nasonov, APSecurity personnel detain Pavel Lebedev, a gay protester who unfurled a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometown of Voronezh, 334 miles south of Moscow, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
MOSCOW -- A gay Russian protester was detained on Saturday for unfurling a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometown of Voronezh, 560 miles north of Sochi, where the games will begin Feb. 7.

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Rainbow Christmas lights in memory of gay teen spark controversy in Italy

| Sunday, December 8, 2013
AFP
ROME, Italy -- The rainbow-themed Christmas lights that were illuminated Friday on Rome's main shopping street have sparked controversy in the Italian capital city.

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Poll: Republicans more tolerant of students wearing Confederate flag over rainbow flag

| Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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A new poll finds that Republicans are more tolerant of high school students wearing a Confederate battle flag to school than they are of students wearing a gay pride (rainbow) flag to school.

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Tenn. university student arrested over stolen ‘stars and stripes’ rainbow flag

| Wednesday, October 9, 2013
MT Lambda display at MTSU.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Police say they have recovered a controversial rainbow-colored flag that was taken from a display at Middle Tennessee State University.

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‘Stars and stripes’ rainbow flag stolen at Tenn. university following complaints

| Sunday, October 6, 2013
Joshua Rigsby
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- A rainbow pride flag that emulates the American flag's stars and stripes has stirred a controversy at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Swedish embassy in Moscow refuses to fly rainbow flag during Stockholm Pride

| Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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MOSCOW -- The Swedish embassy in Moscow rejected calls to raise the rainbow flag during Stockholm Pride week, which started Tuesday.

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La. GOP councilman proposes flag law after veteran complains of pride flag

| Saturday, July 6, 2013
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LAFAYETTE, La. -- A south Louisiana official says he's drafting a proposal to limit the types of flags that can be flown on government property after hearing complaints about a gay pride flag being hoisted temporarily in a local park.

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