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Palm Springs Pride picks 2012 theme, sets dates

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- The board of directors of Greater Palm Springs Pride has selected "Long May It Wave" as the theme for its annual celebration, to be held in November.

The theme will set the tone for the 26th annual celebration and will be visible on parade floats and in marketing materials promoting Palm Springs as a welcoming and inclusive LGBT destination.

The 2012 Palm Springs Pride theme is a salute to the worldwide symbol of equality whose rainbow stripes have led a fight for equality while embracing our diversity and celebrating the unity of our community. Intended to celebrate the past and future progress toward equality, the theme also celebrates the profound sense of pride that the rainbow flag brings to individuals around the world.

“The theme reminds us that in the land of the free and the home of the brave that we continue to live without full equality for all,” said Ron deHarte, president of Greater Palm Springs Pride. “Beyond encouraging conversation and helping to raise awareness for equal rights for all, we hope the theme sets the stage for a broad range of creative expression in this year’s pride parade.”

The two-day Pride festival will be held Nov. 3 and 4 and the parade will step off at 10 a.m. Nov. 4. Both events are featured highlights of the Palm Springs Pride celebration of equality, diversity and unity. For more information about Palm Springs Pride, click HERE.