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Kelly Says NYPD Will Take Anti-Gay Violence Uptick Concerns Into Account In Pride Week Protection

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A historic Pride Week for the LGBT community wraps up this weekend.

The 2013 Pride March kicks off Sunday.

The parade has been held every year since 1970, but this year, the gay rights movement has a lot to celebrate, mainly the Supreme Court's rulings against the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8.

Here in the city, however, there are lingering concerns about a recent uptick in anti-gay violence.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the department will protect Pride Week with the same vigilance they have in the past.

"There's been concern, and rightly so, about some of the violence that's happened in the gay community, and we'll take that into account as far as our deployments are concerned," Kelly said.

Edith Windsor will serve as grand marshal for the event, along with Earle Fowlkes and Harry Belafonte.

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