In this photo taken Aug. 20, 2012, Dave Webb, co-chair of the 2012 Pride Charlotte Festival poses in the group's Charlotte offices. Webb says it’s been a tough few months for North Carolina’s gay and lesbian community. North Carolina voters in May approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. As the Democratic National Convention draws near, the community plans to be more visible. They will hold a two-day gay pride celebration the weekend before the convention. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

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In this photo taken Aug. 20, 2012, Dave Webb, co-chair of the 2012 Pride Charlotte Festival poses in the group's Charlotte offices. Webb says it’s been a tough few months for North Carolina’s gay and lesbian community. North Carolina voters in May approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. As the Democratic National Convention draws near, the community plans to be more visible. They will hold a two-day gay pride celebration the weekend before the convention.  (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
In this photo taken Aug. 20, 2012, Dave Webb, co-chair of the 2012 Pride Charlotte Festival poses in the group's Charlotte offices. Webb says it’s been a tough few months for North Carolina’s gay and lesbian community. North Carolina voters in May approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. As the Democratic National Convention draws near, the community plans to be more visible. They will hold a two-day gay pride celebration the weekend before the convention. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
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