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After a new organization called One in Ten took over management of Washington’s lesbian and gay pride day last year, the usually local festivities grew in attendance and gained more national (or at least regional) prestige. This year, demand for booths at the Lesbian and Gay Freedom Festival has soared, and One in Ten has expanded the parade route. The eight-day festival ends today with a morning fun run, the parade (where kooky right-wingers will no doubt videotape the drag queens), exhibitions and entertainment on Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Avenue between 11th and 14th Streets NW), and an evening outdoor dance in Stead Park, (17th and Church Streets NW). Vote-hungry Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans will also host a $35 “Skyline Party” atop the Warner Theatre (1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) from 1-5 p.m. The dance costs $15; other events are FREE. The parade assembles at 10 a.m. at 17th and S Streets NW and will end at Freedom Plaza by 1 p.m. (202) 986-1119. (John Cloud)