Tag Archives: gay Pride

BRITAIN: Nazi Convicted In Anti-Gay Terror Plot

The Guardian reports: A 20-year-old man has been convicted of preparing an act of terrorism after he planned to carry out a machete attack on a gay pride event in Cumbria. Ethan Stables showed no reaction as the verdicts were returned at Leeds crown court on Monday morning and he was remanded in custody before sentencing later in the day. …

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Protesters Disrupt DC Pride Parade [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The D.C. Capital Pride Parade was disrupted by protesters Saturday who say the event is too corporate and marginalizes minorities and the very community the tradition was created to celebrate. Protesters from No Justice No Pride linked arms to block the parade route near 15th and P streets in Northwest Washington about 5:30 p.m. With a …

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US Soccer Player Quits Rather Than Wear Pride Jersey

The Christian Post reports: Two weeks after U.S. Soccer announced that both their men’s and women’s national teams will be wearing rainbow-colored jerseys in support of gay pride in June, Christian soccer player Jaelene Hinkle has withdrawn herself from the U.S. roster for two international friendlies this month, citing “personal reasons.” A release from U.S. Soccer said Hinkle, 24, who …

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ISRAEL: 200,000 Attend Tel Aviv Pride [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Thousands of people from around the world are partying in Tel Aviv at the Gay Pride Parade, the region’s largest. The Municipality said over 200,000 people celebrated Friday. The theme of this year’s parade is “Bisexuality Visibility.” Jorge Medina from Mexico said the parade is “amazing.” Tel Aviv has emerged as one of the world’s most …

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Watching The Defectives

Gentle readers, I’m rerunning my annual Pride rant for the thirteenth year. I wrote this post in 2005 a couple of days after attending Pride in NYC. In the following years I’ve reposted it in advance of Pride in the hope of encouraging you to attend your local events. Have a wonderful Pride Month. Love each other. Watching The Defectives …

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ABC To Broadcast NYC Pride March 2017

Via press release: NYC Pride announced that WABC-TV will be its official television partner and broadcast the 48th NYC LGBT Pride March on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The NYC Pride March started in 1970 as a civil rights demonstration on the 1-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Today, it is one of the world’s best known LGBT events, with 350 …

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JAPAN: Thousands March In Tokyo Pride Parade With Support From Politicians And 200 Companies [VIDEO]

The Japan Times reports: Thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people paraded through Tokyo’s Shibuya district on Sunday to express hope that Japan will further embrace gender equality and diversity. The LGBT parade was the finale to the annual Tokyo Rainbow Pride festival, and this year’s theme was “Change.” “I believed that nothing would change. But, little by little, …

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CANADA: Lesbian Toronto City Council Member Gets Letter Threatening Attack On Pride Parade [VIDEO]

Toronto City News reports: “God says it best. Homosexuality is a sin.” Those are the first few lines of a homophobic letter sent to Toronto City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam’s office on Wednesday morning. The letter is riddled with derogatory language describing gay people, with one line reading, “Now with the police not at your f*g parade, it makes it easy …

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NEW YORK CITY: Resistance Groups Reach Deal With Pride Organizers For Front-Of-Parade Placement

Duncan Osborne reports at Gay City News: The organization that produces New York City’s pride parade, rally, and related events has agreed to allow groups eager to confront the Republican Party’s control of the federal government near the front of the June 25 pride parade. “I’m extremely proud of the people who came out to raise their voices about this, …

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LOS ANGELES: Man Pleads Not Guilty In Possible Terror Plot Against 2016 West Hollywood Pride Parade

The Associated Press reports: An Indiana man who told police he was headed to a gay pride event in California and was found with a loaded assault rifle and chemicals mixed and ready to explode in his car has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges. James Wesley Howell, of Charlestown, Indiana, was also charged Tuesday with possessing a destructive device. …

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MONTENEGRO: Dozens March In Small LGBT Pride Parade Under Protection From Hundreds Of Police

The Associated Press reports: Dozens of people have participated in a gay pride event in highly conservative Montenegro where authorities are promising to boost gay rights as part of efforts to join the European Union. Hundreds of policemen deployed Saturday in downtown Podgorica, the capital, to prevent possible attacks from extremists. Participants in the pride march carried banners reading “born …

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SAN DIEGO: Jury Finds Police Did Not Discriminate Against Man Arrested For “Nudity” At Gay Pride Parade

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: A federal jury on Tuesday rejected a claim that five San Diego police officers discriminated against a scantily clad man in a gladiator costume at a gay pride festival in Balboa Park. The verdict from eight jurors in the civil-rights lawsuit filed by Will X. Walters came after two hours of deliberation. Walters, who was …

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FLORIDA: 150,000 Attend Orlando Pride [VIDEO]

Orlando’s ABC affiliate reports: More than 150,000 people gathered in downtown Orlando Saturday for the 12th annual Come Out with Pride festival, the first since the Pulse nightclub massacre five months ago. The event, which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community, began at noon and featured an afternoon parade through Thornton Park. Pulse employees and relatives of the slain served as parade …

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Orlando Pride Postponed Due To Hurricane Matthew

Orlando’s first post-Pulse pride celebration was postponed this morning due to the change in course of Hurricane Matthew, which is now expected to strike the Central Florida coast sometime tonight at Category 4 strength. From Orlando Pride’s Facebook page: Due to the incoming threat of Hurricane Matthew and the risk that it imposes to Central Florida, the organizers of Come …

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SERBIA: Hundreds Participate In Belgrade Pride Parade Under Protection Of 5000 Police Officers [VIDEO]

Belgrade’s pride parade resumed in 2014 after having been banned for several years after hundreds of neo-Nazis clashed violently with riot police in 2010. Yesterday’s parade was peaceful thanks to the presence of 5000 cops. Balkan Insight reports: The third Belgrade Pride Parade, which took place under the slogan “Love changes the world”, was held on Sunday with several hundred …

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CANADA: $104M Class Action Hate Speech Suit Filed Against Anti-Gay Nutjob Bill Whatcott And Supporters

BOOM. Toronto’s CP24 reports: The owner of a bar in the city’s gay village and former Deputy Premier George Smitherman have launched a class action lawsuit against a group of anti-gay activists who distributed hateful literature during Toronto’s annual pride parade earlier this summer. Cambridge LLP has filed the class action lawsuit on behalf of Christopher Hudspeth and George Smitherman. …

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At Amsterdam’s EuroPride Canal Parade [VIDEOS]

Amsterdam was the host city for EuroPride this year and what a party it was. Via the Netherlands Times: The closing party for EuroPride 2016 in Amsterdam on Sunday night attracted around 500 thousand visitors, according to the Amsterdam police. By 8:00 p.m. the police had to start showing people away as the Rembrandtplein reached its capacity, the Gelderlander reports. …

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Cleveland Pride Is (Sort Of) Back On

Several days ago the organizers of Cleveland Pride issued an abrupt and murky cancellation statement, blaming a “changing social climate” for the move. Today we learn that an ad hoc group of Clevelanders will put together an event of their own. Via Cleveland’s ABC affiliate: The event will take place the same day the festival and parade was originally scheduled—Aug. …

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