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The news isn’t all bad. There are people in Gainesville and across the rest of our slice of Florida doing good work and trying to make their community a better place. These are their stories.

Photos: LGBTQ+ Community Celebrates Progress At Gainesville Pride Parade and Festival

Gainesville's LGBTQ+ community gathered at the city's annual Pride Parade and Festival to recognize progress in the effort for equality, especially with this year's Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution guarantees gay marriage. The parade marched down University Avenue on Saturday, starting on Southwest Seventh Street and finishing at the corner of Southeast First Street and First Avenue.

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13th Annual Fast-A-Thon Benefits Local and National Charities

Islam on Campus hosted its 13th annual Fast-A-Thon at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on Tuesday and rewarded about 700 attendants with a free meal. The event featured guest speaker Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy and will benefit Project Downtown Gainesville, a local charity, and Islamic Relief USA with a goal of benefiting Nepal earthquake survivors.

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