Tag Archives: LGBT Pride

POLAND: Police Use Tear Gas And Water Cannons On Extremists Attempting To Block Pride Parade [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon Saturday against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland. More than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists with rainbow-colored flags and banners gathered Saturday in Lublin for the parade, while around 300 right-wing …

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Britney Spears Sparks Criticism With Pride Tweet

The Huffington Post UK reports: Britney Spears has raised eyebrows with her latest tweets, which has sparked accusations of “exploiting Pride” to sell her latest perfume. Over the weekend, Britney gave her first UK live performance in two years at Brighton Pride, where her show received huge praise from fans. However, shortly after the event, a tweet was posted on …

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JERUSALEM: Hundreds Of Police Guard Pride Parade From Extremists, US Consulate Shows Support [VIDEO]

The Times of Israel reports: Two far-right groups held demonstrations in Jerusalem on Thursday, protesting against the city’s annual Pride Parade march and calling to protect ‘the normal family.’ Under the watchful eye of police officers deployed to keep the marchers and protesters apart, the extremist nationalist Lehava organization protested the march near its starting point in Liberty Bell Park. …

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SOUTH KOREA: US Embassy Supports Seoul LGBT Pride Festival, Christian Protesters Attempt To Block Parade

The Korea Daily reports: Seoul’s festival had the theme “Queeround,” signifying that there are LGBT people all around us. According to its organizers, a record number of about 120,000 people took part in the festivities despite the sweltering heat, which reached a high of 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit). Although the festival was organized by Koreans, there was a …

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Scotland’s Leader Heads Glasgow Pride Parade, Where She’d Rather Be “No Matter Who Else” Is Here Today

Scotland’s Daily Record reports: Nicola Sturgeon says leading thousands of marchers at Scotland’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) pride event was a “real honour.” Wearing a t-shirt with a rainbow coloured “choose love” logo, the First Minister headed up Glasgow Pride as it left Clyde Place, alongside Suki Wan, chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament. Ms Sturgeon …

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HUNGARY: Fascists Disrupt Budapest Pride [VIDEO]

Gay Star News reports: A group of fascists menacingly blocked the path of thousands of people marching in Budapest Pride over the weekend. More than 10,000 people attended the 23rd Pride event in the Hungarian capital. But a group of men who belong to the Sixty-Four Counties Youth Movement stood in a line along the parade route. They stood silently …

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IRELAND: Dublin Bus Company Delivers “Proud Dads” To Surprise Their Kids Before Pride Parade [VIDEO]

Britain’s iNews reports: A moving advert for Dublin Bus features four dads surprising their children by picking them up for Dublin Pride. The short film opens with a bus driver who has been with bus company since 1982. “We’re going to pick up people for Pride parade” he explains. “We’re going to have proud fathers on the bus.” Three of …

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UKRAINE: Hundreds Of Riot Police Swarm And Teargas Far-Right Extremists At Kiev Pride, 56 Arrested [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Ukrainian police said they had detained 56 members of far-right radical groups in Kiev on Sunday after scuffles before the capital’s gay pride march. Early in the morning, more than 150 far-right protesters had sought to block off the route of the march through central Kiev. Small clashes broke out when police in riot gear moved to clear …

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OHIO: At The Mike Pence LGBTQ Dance Party [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: LGBTQ rights supporters and people celebrating Pride welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Columbus, Ohio, on Friday with a “Big LGBTQ Dance Party.” Crowds converged on a small stretch of Gay Street — you read that right — outside the hotel where Pence was speaking to a separate group about tax reform. Videos posted to social media …

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NFL And MLB To March In NYC Pride For First Time

The Hill reports: The NFL and the MLB will participate in New York City’s LGBT Pride March for the first time ever later this month. The two leagues will make their debut in the parade alongside representatives from the NHL, NBA, WNBA, MLS and National Women’s Hockey League, according to OutSports.com. Former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan, who publicly came out …

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INDIANA: CrossFit Executive Fired After Gym Cancels LGBT Pride-Themed Workout For “Celebrating Sin”

Indianapolis’ ABC affiliate reports: An Indianapolis CrossFit gym has closed its doors after intense backlash over a canceled pride-themed workout. A note left on the door by the management of CrossFit Infiltrate, located on W. 9th Street along the Indy Canal, says they will “no longer operate” at the current location. Several workers and members have left the gym after …

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Guyana Holds First-Ever LGBT Pride Parade [VIDEO]

Demerara Waves reports: Guyana held its first gay pride parade, with the country’s gay rights activists accusing the three-year old government as well as the opposition of breaking their election campaign promises to outlaw discrimination against vulnerable groups. “We are saying enough of the rhetoric, enough of the promises. It is time to make good on the legislative changes that …

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State Department Recognizes LGBTI Pride Month: We Reaffirm Our Commitment To Defending Human Rights

Just in from the State Department: The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals and their supporters continue to face violence, arrest, harassment and intimidation …

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Democrats Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month: We’ll Never Stop Fighting For The Equality Every Human Deserves

Last year Glorious Leader broke with tradition and declined to issue a Pride Month proclamation although he did find time to proclaim Great Outdoors Month, National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, African-American Music Appreciation Month, National Ocean Month, and National Homeownership Month. We expect the same for 2018. Here’s this year’s message from the Democrats: “Pride Month is an opportunity to celebrate …

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Toronto Pride Parade To Finish With Marchers Dressed In Black To Commemorate Victims Of Gay Serial Killer

The CBC reports: This year’s Pride celebrations are going to pay tribute to some of the LGBT community’s harsh realities, including the eight people police believe are the victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. One of the most visible signs of mourning will be the sea of black that is expected to close the Pride Parade, which has always …

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Disney Launches Mickey Mouse Pride Ears

Gay Times Magazine reports: Part of the experience of visiting any Disney theme park is wearing your favourite pair of Disney ears, whether that’s a classic Mickey Mouse, a cute Minnie Mouse with a bow, or one of the many limited edition variations that pop up through the year. But we think the latest Mickey ear release might be our …

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Mike Pence’s Hometown To See First LGBT Pride Parade

The Indianapolis Star reports: The face painting, rainbow S’mores on a stick and drag performances planned for Columbus, Indiana’s first gay pride festival are for fun. But organizers hope the April 14 event also will send a message of inclusiveness from the hometown of Vice President Pence, who has a long record of being on the opposite side of issues …

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MISSISSIPPI: 3000 Turn Out For Town’s First LGBT Pride Parade After Ban Reversed With Mayor’s Vote [VIDEO]

The Starkville Daily News reports: Close to 3,000 people flooded downtown Starkville on Saturday for the first LGBTQ Pride parade in the city’s history. After grabbing national attention, the grassroots group Starkville Pride was allowed to move forward with its parade despite initially being voted down by the city’s Board of Aldermen in late February. The group took legal action …

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BRITAIN: Man Named “Jesus Christianity” Jailed For 17 Months Over Threat To Bomb Wales LGBT Pride Event

The BBC reports: A rail passenger has been jailed for 17 months for threatening to bring a bomb to a LGBT march in Cardiff. Jesus Christianity, 34, of Penarth, shouted Bible quotes at passengers going to Pride Cymru in August. Cardiff Crown Court heard he told revellers: “I’ve got a bomb in my backpack.” Christianity admitted communicating or falsely giving …

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NYC Pride 2018 Grand Marshal: Billie Jean King

New York City Pride today announced that tennis legend and LGBT activist Billie Jean King will be the grand marshal of this year’s Pride parade. As someone said just now on my Facebook page, “Take THAT, Margaret Court!” Rather interestingly, this year’s parade will also reverse its traditional direction. From the press release: This year’s NYC Pride March also undergoes …

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