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One of the grand marshals for Austin’s pride parade on Saturday, retired minister Jody Mekkers was chosen by the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation because of her contribution to the LGBT community. Forty-one years ago, Mekkers marched in San Francisco’s first pride parade in which protestors harassed participants by throwing objects and yelling hateful words.

Danielle Villasana | Daily Texan Staff

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