Tag Archives: Pride Month

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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Sesame Street Episode Introduces Gay Dads [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: Sesame Street is celebrating Pride Month by going where it’s never gone before. This week, the iconic children’s show dropped a very special episode called “Family Day,” introducing two gay dads, Frank (Alex Weisman) and Dave (the brother of Nina, played by Chris Costa, who works as a bike store owner on the street), and their daughter, …

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Defense Sec Keynotes Pentagon Pride Event [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and other top department officials took part in the Pentagon’s 10th annual LGBT Pride Month celebration on Wednesday morning. In his comments, Austin commemorated the progress the military had come in standing up for LGBTQ+ rights but recognized that there was still work to come. Austin also commemorated the work of …

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Burger King Comes For Chick-Fil-A With Pride Promo

The New York Daily News reports: Burger King became the latest entrant in the ongoing fast food fracas over fried chicken sandwiches, but the chain announced it was coming for one of the front-runners in more ways than one. The tweets were a clear reference to Chik-Fil-A which has been called out for donating to right-wing causes, including anti-LGBTQ initiatives, …

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Pentagon To Keep Ban On All Non-US Flags On Bases

The Hill reports: “After some careful consideration, the department will maintain the existing policy from July of 2020 regarding the display or depiction of unofficial flags,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters. “There won’t be an exception made this month for the Pride flag.” Then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper last year implemented a broad flag policy intended to target the …

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Jerusalem Pride Takes Place Under Heavy Security

The Times Of Israel reports: Chanting for equality and holding aloft brightly painted signs supporting LGBT rights, some 7,500 people marched in Jerusalem’s annual pride parade Thursday evening. Over 3,000 police officers secured the highly charged event, six years after a deadly attack on participants. The event demanding LGBT equality began with a ceremonial prayer for Shira Banki, who was …

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Chasten Buttigieg Roasts RNC Chair For Pride Tweet

The Hill reports: Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday took a shot at the head of the Republican National Committee over the party’s platform relating to LGBTQ rights. Buttigieg, who is married to the first openly gay man to be confirmed by the Senate to serve as a member of a president’s Cabinet, responded to …

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Christian Tech Startup Offers Filter To Block Pride Month Posts By “Hostile To Holiness, Dangerous LGBTQ Cult”

Via press release from Christian Newswire: A Christian tech startup has announced the launch of an internet filtering service designed to protect children from indoctrination into what it says is a “dangerous LGBTQ cult.” FreeFiltering.org will help parents block websites devoted to spreading pornography and other harmful ideas about human sexuality. The company’s founder, a father of three, became frustrated …

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SF Giants To Be First MLB Team To Wear Pride Colors

Changing America reports: The San Francisco Giants will quite literally be wearing their pride on their sleeves this weekend, becoming the first MLB team to incorporate LGBTQ Pride colors into their on-field uniforms. In honor of Pride month, the team announced that players would sport an SF logo Pride Patch on the right sleeve of their home jersey as well …

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GOP Utah Gov Is State’s First To Recognize Pride Month, Salt Lake City Mayor Raises Rainbow Flag Over City Hall

Salt Lake City’s ABC News affiliate: On Monday, Governor Spencer Cox issued an order declaring June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Utah. “We must encourage relevant and vital conversations about what it means to love each other, understand our differences, and support our LGBTQ+ friends and family members,” Gov. Cox says in the declaration. “We can strengthen resilience in the …

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DNC Marks Pride Month: “There’s Still Work Ahead”

From the Democratic National Committee: DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following statement in celebration of Pride Month. This Pride Month, we must not only recognize our roles as allies to the LGBTQ community but reassert our commitment to being advocates for equality. Just four months into his tenure, President Biden has strongly demonstrated …

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President Biden Issues 2021 Pride Month Proclamation

Just in via press release from the White House: Today, President Biden issued a proclamation affirming June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month, marking a time a time of hope, progress, and promise for LGBTQ+ Americans across the country. After four years of relentless attacks on LGBTQ+ rights, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken historic actions …

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Defense Sec To Keynote Pentagon Pride Month Event

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is set to deliver the keynote address for an upcoming event at the Pentagon recognizing Pride Month, the Washington Blade has learned. The event, which is scheduled to take place in the Pentagon auditorium on June 9, is coordinated by DOD Pride, the affinity group for LGBTQ civilian and …

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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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