Tag Archives: Pride Month

Over One Million Attend London’s 50th Pride March

Reuters reports: More than a million people flocked to central London on Saturday for a record-breaking 50th-anniversary Pride parade. The three-hour-long parade, headed by veterans of the LGBT movement who took part in Britain’s first Pride march, retraced part of the original route of 1972. Organisers said there had been 30,000 participants. The first Pride had seen a few hundred …

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False Gunfire Report Sparks Panic At SF Pride [Video]

San Francisco’s ABC affiliate reports: San Francisco’s Pride Festival was temporarily interrupted Sunday when a fight broke out near Civic Center, ensuing panic as the crowd ran from what they thought was an active shooting. Police say they were unable to locate any victims or witnesses, adding that there is no evidence of a shooting that took place during Sunday’s …

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LIVE VIDEO: New York City’s 2022 LGBTQ Pride March

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: The theme for this year’s event is ‘Unapologetically Us’ and it will kick off amid new fears about the potential erosion of freedoms won through decades of activism. The annual march takes place just two days after one conservative justice on the Supreme Court signaled, in a ruling striking down the right to …

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Man Charged With Death Threat Against Pride Event

Seattle’s CBS News affiliate reports: A resident of Oak Harbor was arrested Friday after expressing his desire to kill members of the LGBTQIA+ community on social media, according to the Oak Harbor Police Department and court documents. Tyler Dinsmoor, 27, was arrested without incident and transported to the Island County Jail. According to court documents, Dinsmoor posted on social media …

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Labor Dept Raises Pride Flag For First Time [VIDEO]

From the Department of Labor: June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. It was in June 1969 that the Stonewall Uprising occurred, considered by many to have sparked the modern LGBTQIA+ civil-rights movement. Here at the Department of Labor, we rang in Pride Month by doing something that has never been done before in the history of the department — raising the …

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NC Museum Removes Photo Of Two Men Kissing

The Charlotte Observer reports: LGBTQ equality advocates are demanding officials in Gaston County reverse their decision to remove a photo showing two men recently engaged, kissing, from a museum exhibit. The photograph shows Justin Colasacco and his husband Bren Hipp kissing after Colasacco dropped to one knee and proposed in front of the crowd at the 2019 Charlotte Pride Festival …

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South Carolina County Rescinds Pride Month Resolution

The Myrtle Beach Sun News reports: Horry County Council members on Tuesday did something highly unusual. They voted to nix a not-legally-binding resolution after having voted to approve it last month. That resolution? To declare June as Pride Month. It’s a decision that’s highlighted the long-simmering tensions between conservative Christians and the LGBTQ community. The local LGBTQ advocacy group Grand …

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Burger King Apologizes For “Pride Whopper” Campaign

Ad Age reports: Last week, Burger King Austria caused a stir on social media with its “Pride Whopper” campaign that didn’t quite land as intended with the LGBTQ+ community. The agency behind it, Jung von Matt Donau, has apologized. “The intended message of the ‘Pride Whopper’ was to spread equal love and equal rights,” the Austrian outpost of Germany-based Jung …

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Five Tampa MLB Players Refuse To Wear Pride Logo

CBS Sports reports: At least five players on the Tampa Bay Rays roster opted not to wear a patch the team added to their uniforms intended to celebrate Pride month in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox (box score). During the team’s 16th annual Pride Night celebration Rays caps and uniforms had logos colored in the style of …

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GOP Utah Governor Issues Pride Month Proclamation

Ben Winslow reports for Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: Governor Spencer Cox issued a proclamation Wednesday, marking June as Pride Month and calling on Utahns to be more welcoming and accepting of the LGBTQ community. “This should not be controversial,” the governor told FOX 13 News in an interview about the proclamation. “There should be nothing controversial about supporting a …

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Democrats Celebrate Start Of Pride Month 2022

From the Democratic National Convention: Today marks the start of Pride month. This month, we celebrate love, self-expression, and the freedom to be one’s authentic self. The LGBTQ+ movement is full of remarkable, everyday people who had the courage to assert their freedom. From the first brick at Stonewall to marriage equality, the DNC honors the tremendous progress made to …

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In Pride Month 2022 Proclamation, Biden Recognizes Onslaught Of “Dangerous And Cruel” Anti-LGBTQ Bills

Via press release from the White House: During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Pride Month, we reflect on the progress we have made as a Nation in the fight for justice, inclusion, and equality while reaffirming our commitment to do more to support LGBTQI+ rights at home and abroad. I often say that America can be defined …

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Exxon Mobil Bans Pride Flags From Corporate Flagpole

Bloomberg News reports: Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to prohibit the LGBTQ-rights flag from being flown on the corporate flagpole outside its offices during Pride month in June, prompting a furious backlash from Houston-based employees. Exxon updated company guidance on what flags can be displayed outside its offices, banning “external position flags” such as PRIDE and Black Lives Matter, according to …

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Boston Pride Dissolves Amid Inclusion Criticisms

The Boston Globe reports: Boston Pride, the organization that for decades has organized the city’s annual LGBTQ parade, is dissolving amid a controversy over inclusion, the group’s board of directors said. The announcement, posted to the organization’s website Friday afternoon, came one month after Pride board president Linda DeMarco said she would resign this summer in response to complaints that …

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Ikea Canada Issues Slipcovers Inspired By Pride Flags

Via press release from Ikea Canada: In honour of Pride, IKEA Canada has collaborated with designers active in the 2SLGBTQ+ community to create “Love Seats,” a series of one-of-a-kind slipcovers inspired by the colours of different Pride flags, and the lived experiences from a wide spectrum of gender and sexual identities they represent. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, storytelling and personal …

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Polish Education Minister Rages About “Perversion And Deviation” After Warsaw Pride: Insult To Public Morality

Reuters reports: Poland’s education minister said on Wednesday a march held in support of equal rights for LGBT people was an “insult to public morality” and questioned whether participants were normal, prompting angry protests from the opposition. Przemyslaw Czarnek also rejected the idea that “inclusive language” should be used in schools. “In Polish schools, the Polish language is obligatory, not …

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Driver In Fatal Wilton Manors Pride Crash Apologizes

The Daily Beast reports: Fred Johnson Jr., who has been named by police as the driver of the vehicle that veered out of control killing one person and injuring two others at Saturday’s Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors, FL, has offered his “sincere regrets to all those who were impacted by this tragic event.” In a statement sent to …

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Officials Call Wilton Manors Pride Crash Accidental

The Associated Press reports: The driver who slammed into spectators at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one person and seriously injuring another, did so accidentally, local officials said Sunday. Saturday’s crash at the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade initially drew speculation, including from the mayor of nearby Fort Lauderdale, that it was a hate crime …

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Watching The Defectives: My Annual Pride Rant

Gentle readers, I’m rerunning my annual Pride rant for the seventeenth 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 NYC Pride in the hope of encouraging you to attend your local events. While the pandemic has canceled this year’s festivities in many …

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Driver And Victims In Wilton Manors Pride Crash All Members Of Gay Men’s Chorus, Group’s Leader Says

NBC News reports: The driver of a pickup truck that struck two men, killing one, at a Pride parade in Florida were all connected to the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, the group’s president said Saturday. The truck was to be part of the chorus’ entry in the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors, the organization said. “Our fellow Chorus …

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