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YouTube Releases Touching Video Tribute to LGBT Community

The LGBT community has a lot to celebrate this week, thanks to two landmark Supreme Court rulings in favor of same-sex marriage and the beginning of Pride Month. As part of the celebration, YouTube has started highlighting inspirational videos, and it has even created one of its own. The YouTube video is a compilation of moving moments that include people coming out to family members, marriage proposals and historic events during the gay rights movement.

YouTube has titled its celebratory collection of videos "Show Your Pride," and the website is encouraging others to do just that by using the hashtag #ProudToLove. Although the video came out just one day after the Supreme Court's decisions on DOMA and Proposition 8, YouTube says that its project's timing was just a coincidence: "We had always planned to launch #ProudToLove to coincide with the gay pride parades and celebrations in San Francisco, New York, London, Paris and other cities around the world during the weekend of June 28 to 30." A spokesman added, "Our hope is that people will share the #ProudToLove video with their loved ones and upload videos about what, why or who they're proud to love, too."

The video was uploaded Thursday and already has surpassed half a million views.

Yahoo!'s The Weekly Flickr is also encouraging people to upload pictures of their #ProudToLove moments to our Flickr group.

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