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Starbucks Raises Enormous LGBT Pride Flag Over Seattle Headquarters: PHOTOS

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Starbucks raised an enormous 800 square foot LGBT Pride flag over its Seattle headquarters today in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Seattle Pride.

Photographer Nate Gowdy was on hand and shared these images with Towleroad of the clock tower and flag, as well as CEO Howard Schultz, who observed the flag raising with employees.

Seattle Pride Communications Director Adam McRoberts applauded the gesture in a press release:

"We are thrillled that Starbucks is showing their support for the LGBT community in this very big, very public way. The flag flying over their headquarters will welcome thousands of visitors coming to seattle to celebrate Pride this week and is a testament to the support Starbucks has shown the LGBT community over the years."

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Oprah and Starbucks Celebrate Gay Moms in New Mother's Day Ad: VIDEO

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Starbucks and Oprah have rolled out a new ad for Mother’s Day that celebrates moms of all stripes and sorts – gay moms included.

Check out the heartwarming ad, AFTER THE JUMP...

[via Good As You]

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'Dumb Starbucks' Founder Nathan Fielder Sits Down with Jimmy Kimmel: VIDEO

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Nathan Fielder, comic and founder of 'Dumb Starbucks', which has been making headlines all week, sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to discuss his dumb coffee and dumb idea. He even brought some dumb pastries.

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'Dumb Starbucks' Creator Reveals Himself: VIDEO

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Over the weekend, parody coffee shop 'Dumb Starbucks' took L.A. and social media by storm, and its creator has now revealed himself as comedian Nathan Fielder of Comedy Central's 'Nathan for You'.

Fielder showed his face yesterday at a press conference and in a video on YouTube, though he's not breaking character.

Watch Fielder's YouTube video, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news, Fielder made NOM feel like they had won something for a moment (which just doesn't happen these days). The National Organization for Marriage published a dumb post about how thrilled they were that an equality-minded organization was being labeled 'dumb' suggesting that it was similar to their failed 'Dump Starbucks' campaign.

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'Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee Shop Brews Up Four-Hour Lines in L.A.: VIDEO

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Long lines are forming at a "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop at 1802 Hillhurst in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. The shop looks and feels like a regular Starbucks but the word "dumb" precedes every branded item sold there. And the whole thing feels a bit like a Banksy stunt.

Head inside the store and listen to some interviews with customers and the dumb barristas, AFTER THE JUMP...

Long lines are forming:

It has its own Twitter account which has been tweeting out photos, like this one of the menu:

Here's its legal FAQ:

Head inside the store and listen to some interviews with customers and the dumb barristas.

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'Spartacus' Goes to Starbucks: VIDEO

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The latest from Improv Everywhere's 'Movies in Real Life' series.

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