Tag Archives: LGBT Pride

Taiwan Sees Small Pride Parade Despite COVID [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: The Taiwanese capital held its annual LGBT pride parade on Sunday, making it one of the few places in the world to proceed with such an event in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The parade in Taipei has drawn tens of thousands of people in the past, but participant numbers Sunday were reduced by both virus …

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Obama To Join Pop Stars In Virtual Pride Celebration

Billboard Magazine reports: On Tuesday (June 23), Pride Live announced plans for their third annual Stonewall Day, this year taking place online instead of in-person at the Stonewall Inn. The livestream, which will take place on Friday, June 26, is set to benefit LGBTQ organizations that have been financially impacted during the coronavirus outbreak, including Brave Space Alliance, TransLatin Coalition, …

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Chicago Pride Postponed, Organizers Set Hopes On Fall

Chicago’s ABC News affiliate reports: Chicago’s Pride Parade will be postponed for the first time in its 50-year history, organizers said Wednesday. The parade was originally scheduled for June 28. Organizers are still hoping to hold it this year. “We announce this postponement in hope that conditions will allow the parade to take place later this summer or early fall,” …

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San Francisco Pride Canceled, Was 50th Anniversary

CBS News reports: San Francisco Pride officials announced Tuesday they were cancelling the 2020 Pride Parade and the weekend Pride 50 celebration over concerns raised by the continuing coronavirus outbreak in the San Francisco Bay Area. The parade and weekend celebration of diversity and the LGBTQ community, originally scheduled to take place June 27-28, annually brings massive crowds to San …

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San Francisco Pride: We’re Still On For June 2020

Our friends at San Francisco Pride reached out with a statement after seeing my post about NYC Pride still being on for now. They write: As many of you are aware, last week the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) announced assertive recommendations for large gatherings to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus, or COVID-19, over the next two …

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New York City Pride: We’re Still On For June 2020

Just in via email from New York City Pride: The safety of NYC Pride’s members, volunteers, staff, and the community at large is our highest priority when it comes to creating Pride events and programs. Because of this, it is important that we share with you the steps we are taking to ensure your health and safety as the coronavirus …

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POSTPONED: LA Pride And Palm Springs White Party

The Hollywood Reporter reports: The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another major event: L.A. Gay Pride. The Twitter account for the festival, @LAPride, posted the announcement Thursday afternoon in what marks one of the first major events postponed months from now. Gay Pride was scheduled to run June 12-14 in what was to be a commemorative event celebrating its 50th anniversary. …

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US Preacher Screams Abuse At Auckland Pride [VIDEO]

Stuff New Zealand reports: Religious heckling towards participants of the Auckland Pride march was “quite jarring”, an organiser says. About 7000 members of the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities took part in the march on Saturday through Auckland’s CBD. They were met with a group of protesters on Queen St, who then followed the participants …

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BRITAIN: Bus Driver Suspended For Refusing Pride Bus

The BBC reports: A bus driver has been suspended after he allegedly refused to drive a bus supporting Pride events. He reportedly told passengers in Norwich: “This bus promotes homosexuality and I refuse to drive it.” Rainbow numbers were used on the bus in a nod to the Pride flag. Go East Anglia, which runs Konectbus, said the driver had …

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Former Pastor Behind “Purity” Movement Renounces Christianity, Leaves Wife, Marches In LGBT Pride Parade

The Christian Post reports: Former pastor and evangelical author Joshua Harris demonstrated his support for the LGBT community by marching in Vancouver’s annual Pride Parade less than a month after announcing he no longer considers himself a Christian. On August 4, Harris, former pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, shared several Instagram photos of himself participating in the …

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Justin Trudeau Drops In At Vancouver Gay Bar [VIDEO]

Vancouver’s City News reports: It may have been the first time a sitting Prime Minister has visited a gay bar. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped in for a beer at the Fountainhead Pub in Vancouver’s West End early Monday evening. NEWS 1130’s Taran Parmar was there. “We’re kicking off pride week here in Vancouver — that’s definitely one way to …

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TURKEY: Riot Police Disperse Banned Istanbul Pride Rally With Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, And Dogs [VIDEO]

Deutsche Welle reports: Police pushed back crowds celebrating Istanbul’s 17th gay pride march on Sunday, an event Turkish authorities had banned for the fifth year in a row. The rally, on a side street off Istanbul’s main pedestrian avenue, drew several hundred people who cheered and waved rainbow flags. Chants of “shoulder to shoulder against fascism” and “we will not …

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Taylor Swift Name-Checks GLAAD In New Pride Anthem

Mashable reports: At midnight on Friday, Taylor Swift dropped her new track “You Need To Calm Down,” in what is her most political effort yet. Sitting just under three minutes, the single is a markedly less saccharine experience than her last single “ME!”, but it’s the lyrics, ardent in their support for the LGBTQ community, which has got the internet …

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Hate Crime Charge For Man Who Screamed Death Threats, Vandalized Home Over Rainbow Porch [VIDEO]

NBC News St. Louis reports: A man has been charged with a hate crime and threatening to kill LGBTQ residents in Soulard. On May 24, police received several 911 calls about property damage in the 1300 block of Sidney Street. While investigating what happened, police obtained surveillance video that showed a man committing the crimes. That man was later identified …

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False Shooter Report Sparks Panic At DC Pride [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Reports that shots had been fired near the site of the Capital Pride Parade in Washington on Saturday evening sent people running in panic through the streets, according to accounts from ­witnesses. But D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said shortly afterward that despite the rumors, “there were no shots fired” at Dupont Circle. Officials later …

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Armed Nazis Appear At Detroit Pride Festival [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: In Detroit, an armed white supremacist group called the National Socialist Movement (NSM) descended on the annual Motor City Pride Festival, where they held placards, gave Nazi salutes and displayed armbands with swastikas. Photos from the event, which was attended by thousands of LGBT+ supporters, showed a group of around 10 neo-Nazis marching surrounded by police officers. …

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ISRAEL: 2500 Police Protect Jerusalem Pride Parade, Dozens Of Ultra-Orthodox Protesters Arrested [VIDEO]

The Voice Of America reports: Thousands of people marched through the streets of Jerusalem on Thursday in the city’s annual gay pride parade, a festival that exposes deep divisions between Israel’s secular and Jewish ultra-Orthodox camps. Some 10,000 revelers waving rainbow flags joined the carnival-like procession, as over 2,500 police officers in plain clothes, in uniform and on horseback patrolled …

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Mayor Pete Launches LGBT Pride Month Merchandise

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg just texted his followers to announce the launch of #PrideForPete merchandise, which includes t-shirts, tank tops, bags, stickers, badges, rally signs, and temporary tattoos. The swag comes in the colors of the transgender pride flag, the eight-stripe rainbow that includes the colors black and brown, and one shirt hails the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. As …

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CUBA: Activists Arrested At Unsanctioned Pride March

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: An independently organized show of gay pride ended with several arrests in Havana on Saturday afternoon. The march started in Old Havana’s Parque Central, where activists had been urged to meet at 4 p.m. Under significant police presence, some with dogs, activists and their supporters started arriving with gay flags and other rainbow-type expressions. Half …

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CUBA: Government Cancels LGBT Pride Parades

Michael Lavers reports at the Washington Blade: The organizer of Cuba’s annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia marches on Monday announced they have been cancelled. The marches were to have taken place in Havana on May 11 and the city of Camagüey on May 17. The National Center for Sexual Education, directed by Mariela Castro [photo], the daughter …

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