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TLC Premieres ‘My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding’ on April 29

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Fueled by the success of the British equivalent, TLC premieres its new show My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding tonight. The show's executive producer spoke about the gypsies' motivations for appearing — that is, aside from showcasing their fabulous wedding gowns: "They love and want to be Americans and they want to be seen as Americans. They’re incredibly proud to be American Gypsies ... They recognize the great melting pot that is America."

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from The Daily Beast

American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back

The one million Roma in the U.S. are used to living in the shadows, but lately activists are actively promoting a sense of ethnic identity.

from The Daily Beast

American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back