03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Internet Campaign Brings Scores Of Gay And Lesbian Parents To White House Easter Egg Roll...

In their sweat shirts and with their heavy-duty camping gear, Frank Finamore and Peter Velasco were as tired as many of the other unshaven dads on the Ellipse yesterday morning, doting fathers who spent the night in a long line just to score tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Only Finamore and Velasco wore rainbow leis, and the ticket they were after was for their 5-year-old son. They are gay, and like about a hundred other parents who gathered near the White House in a tent city that mushroomed on the Ellipse Friday night, they ignored the gay-parenting instincts that in years past told them not to bother coming to mainstream events like this one.

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