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Mid-Columbia Pride Week Begins

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Mid-Columbia Pride Week begins Friday. Local president Christie Oar said it is a new age of acceptance in Washington now that same sex marriage is legal. 

The local gay, bi and transgender community is hoping to use this week's events as an avenue to bring everyone together.

"We want to make sure that everybody feels included. A big part of our community are our straight allies, our family, our friends, Everybody knows someone who's gay. Pride week is a celebration of our community," Oar said.

A full list of Pride Week events can be found here.