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Provo's yearly Fourth of July parade, the Freedom Festival, will feature LGBT groups for the first time this year but the path to get there has not been easy.

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It took a few press conferences, public outrage and a meeting that lasted over two hours, but a compromise was struck between LGBT groups and Freedom Festival organizers to allow LGBT members to participate in Provo's annual Fourth of July parade.

Updated at 6:20 p.m. 

Five LGBTQ groups initially barred from participating in Provo's annual Fourth of July Freedom Festival will now be included. Full story here

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Provo’s popular Freedom Festival held on the Fourth of July each year just became a little more inclusive, at least on paper. A new non-discrimination clause was just approved by festival organizers following controversy last year.