Tag Archives: LGBTQ pride

Tennessee Town To Pay $500K For Banning Pride Event

The Washington Post reports: A Tennessee city must pay $500,000 as part of a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups over an ordinance designed to ban drag performances from taking place on public property, attorneys announced Wednesday. Last year, the Tennessee Equality Project — a nonprofit that advocates for LGBTQ+ rights — filed a federal lawsuit …

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Hockey League Rescinds Ban On “Pride Tape” On Sticks

CBS Sports reports: Arizona Coyotes defenseman Travis Dermott recently became the first player to challenge the NHL’s ban of Pride Tape when he used it on his stick in a game against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Following Dermott’s decision, the NHL has rescinded its ban on players using Pride Tape, the league announced on Tuesday. During the summer, the …

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National Hockey League Bans “Pride Tape” On Sticks

Outsports reports: The NHL’s decree that players and teams are no longer allowed to wear rainbow-colored Pride jerseys to celebrate the LGBTQ community was bad enough. Now comes word that the league front office has sent all 32 teams a series of memos that include alleged “clarification” on this policy. On top of this — and most egregious of all …

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Florida GOP Rep Calls For Banning Elected Officials From Participating In LGBT Pride Events: “We Are Disgusted”

Florida Politics reports: Jacksonville’s Mayor is taking heat from the Republican Party for her decision to participate in this weekend’s Pride Parade. Democrat Donna Deegan, the first Mayor to attend Pride, was the Grand Marshal of the event. However, Duval GOP Chairman Dean Black, a current state legislator, is objecting to Deegan’s participation — and is suggesting that “legislation” might …

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TN City Sued Over Ordinance Blocking Pride Festival

Nashville’s NBC affiliate reports: The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee (ACLU), among others, is suing the City of Murfreesboro over a new anti-drag ordinance and local policy that’s preventing BoroPride. The ACLU said they’re filing this suit on behalf of the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP), founder and host of the annual BoroPride Festival. The suit alleges that the city …

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North Face Shrugs At Haters: We Stand By LGBTQ Pride

Ad Age reports: The North Face does not plan to bow to boycott pressure it is facing in the wake of an LGBTQ+ campaign. After the outdoors brand released its new Pride month collection this week, and included a video featuring drag queen Pattie Gonia, some consumers complained on social media. But The North Face responded with a message of …

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Another FL Pride Event Canceled Over Safety Concerns

Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: In 2022, the first official Pride event was held in St. Cloud, Florida, according to organizers Kristina Bozanich and Brenda Torres. Now they worry it could be the last. They had planned​ a second St. Cloud Pride event for June 10. Bozanich says they adjusted the event to only allow those 18 years and older to …

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Massachusetts Town Bans Drag Show At Pride Event

CBS News reports: A battle is brewing in the town of North Brookfield over a Pride event and whether a drag show should be allowed as part of the celebration on the town common June 24. In a 2 to 1 vote last week, the Board of Selectmen reversed itself from a vote in March, saying the Pride celebration could …

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FL Pride Parade Canceled Over Impending Drag Law

From Treasure Coast Pride’s Facebook page: As all of you know, the political climate that we are currently in has us all very concerned for our community. After multiple meetings with city officials, it is with a heavy heart that Pride Alliance of the Treasure Coast has to announce that this weekend’s Pridefest will now be a 21 and older …

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Tennessee City OKs Pride Festival In 5-4 Vote [VIDEO]

Nashville’s Fox affiliate reports: The City of Franklin voted to allow the annual Pride festival to occur in town this year. This comes right after the city decided to wait to vote on the “community decency” policy for another few weeks. The result came after the aldermen tied 4-4 in their votes, making it so Mayor Ken Moore of Franklin …

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DC Bill Would Create Pride-Themed License Plates

Via press release: Today, Councilmember Robert White reintroduced the Pride Plates Amendment Act of 2023 which creates a special purpose fund to support the work of the Office of LGBTQ Affairs (OLGBTQA) and directs the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to offer a new line of Pride license plates, with fees from the new plates supporting the OLGBTQA fund. …

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DC Gets WorldPride 2025 After Taiwan Flap [VIDEO]

Washington DC’s NBC affiliate reports: The world is set to show its LGBTQIA+ pride in Washington, D.C., in 2025. Capital Pride Alliance announced that the District will host WorldPride from May 22 to June 8, 2025. D.C. was chosen by InterPride, an international association representing more than 400 organizations from 70 countries. WorldPride is among the biggest LGBTQIA+ celebrations in …

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Montenegro Pride Goes On Despite Protests [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Several hundred people on Saturday joined an LGBTQ pride march in Montenegro, held amid strong opposition from the influential Serbian Orthodox Church in the small conservative Balkan country. Montenegro’s 10th pride event was dubbed “No more buts,” reflecting demands that more be done to stem hate speech and harassment of LGBTQ community despite huge steps that …

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UMass Schedules Pride Day For Game Against Liberty U

Hemant Mehta reports at Only Sky: On Saturday, October 8, the University of Massachusetts football team will host Liberty University. The game would likely have flown under the radar of most college football fans… if not for the fact that UMass announced over the weekend that the Liberty game will coincide with “Pride Day.” UMass doesn’t have a particularly good …

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Montreal Pride Abruptly Cancels Today’s Parade

The CBC reports: Organizers of the Montréal Pride festival have cancelled today’s parade. They cited a lack of security staff for the parade route, adding that the decision was made in collaboration with Montreal police. Events taking place at the Esplanade du Parc olympique from 2 p.m., including the closing show with Pabllo Vittar, will go on as as planned. …

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Christian Protesters Outnumber Revelers At Seoul Pride

The Associated Press reports: Thousands of gay rights supporters marched under heavy police guard in the South Korean capital on Saturday as they celebrated the city’s first major Pride parade in three years after a COVID-19 hiatus. Police established perimeters to separate them from conservative Christian protesters, also numbering in the thousands, who marched in nearby streets. They held up …

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Harris Condemns Anti-LGBTQ Laws In DC Pride Speech

The Hill reports: Vice President Harris criticized Republican-led states that have passed dozens of laws targeting LGBTQ youth during a speech at a Capital Pride Festival in D.C. on Sunday. “No one should fear going to a nightclub for fear that a terrorist might try to take them down,” Harris said on Sunday. “No one should fear loving who they …

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Turkish Police Violently Attack Ankara Pride Event

The New Arab reports: Turkish police violently attacked students during a LGBT Pride march at Ankara’s Middle East Technical University (METU) on Friday, according to reports. Multiple videos have surfaced on Twitter showing dozens of police armed with shields and batons entering the university and detaining some of the students. Some tweets said that the police also used tear gas. …

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170,000 Attend 23rd Annual Tel Aviv Pride [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Tens of thousands of people attended this year’s Pride Parade in Tel Aviv on Friday, celebrating the LGBTQ community and calling for equality in the largest annual gathering of its kind in the Middle East. The sprawling event in Israel’s seaside metropolis, which resembles a festive block party, returned last year after pandemic restrictions were mostly …

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Judge Won’t Reinstate Permit For Illinois City’s Pride

Chicago’s ABC News affiliate reports: An appeal by organizers of the 2022 Aurora Pride Parade was denied following a special hearing, after their permit was revoked over police staffing issues . The judge found the event is short about 20 police officers and that organizers were offered the opportunity to “close the gap” using sworn officers from other jurisdictions but …

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