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Known as the "Mother of Pride," Brenda Howard committed her life to activism. She started out protesting the Vietnam War and then became involved in the gay and lesbian rights movement. She helped organize the first ever gay-pride parade and organized a second event a year later, establishing Gay Pride Week as we celebrate it today. The sex-positive feminist died in 2005 and has been an inspiration to millions fighting for equal marriage rights for gay couples. Is America Ready For Gays To Be Equal?