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Gay pride events planned in Des Moines on weekend

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Organizers are putting the final touches on PrideFest 2010 events planned for this weekend in Des Moines.

The festivities include a cabaret performance by Sherry Vine and an appearance by actor Alec Mapa who has been in the show "Ugly Betty."

Sunday is the parade and "United with Pride" rally. Lt. Gov. Patty Judge is scheduled to speak.

The events are organized by the organization Capital City Pride.

Organizers say last year's parade drew 15,000 people. Many were celebrating the Iowa Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage legal in the state.

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