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An explosion struck a military parade in Aden, the seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed internationally recognised government, causing numerous casualties on Thursday, a Reuters witness said. Security and medical sources told Reuters that at least 32 people had been killed in the attack. A pro-government military source said a commander was among those killed. The Iran-backed Houthi movement, who control the capital, Sanaa, said it was behind the attack. Their official Al Masirah TV channel stated the movement had launched...

What a joy it was for the Center to march in the 2019 L.A. Pride parade as we celebrate our 50th year anniversary. Share this...FacebookTwitter source

Well, as we all heard, while the LGBTQ community and its supporters were busy planning the Pride Parades in June, on the other side of the spectrum there were people who were organizing Straight Parades. As ironical and dumb as that sounds, yes, people were actually organizing this kind of event. Well, karma has kind of come for them. Namely, at least 3 organizers from the Boston Straight Pride reported that...

French inventor Franky Zapata will attempt to cross the English Channel on his jet-powered flyboard on Thursday. Zapata became known as the 'flying soldier' when he showed off his invention before the world's media at France's Bastille Day military parade on July 14. He will set off from Sangatte on the north French coast on Thursday to fly to St Margaret's Bay near Dover. The flight is expected to take just 20 minutes. The feat is set to coincide with the 110th anniversary...

Netflix have threatened to sue the organisers of ‘Straight Pride’, Super Happy America, after they listed the streaming platform as a “prospective corporate sponsor” for their upcoming anti-LGBTQ event. In Netflix’s email, they wrote, “You should know that we’re unafraid of bullies. Our legal department is here, it’s queer, and it’s telling you to steer clear,” and said the event is “about hate – not pride”. They ordered Super Happy Fun America to “immediately” remove the Netflix logo from their website...

Paris is hosting the traditional fireworks on the Eiffel Tower on Sunday (July 14) to celebrate the French national day, Bastille Day. The fireworks start at 11PM CEST. Earlier in the day, French president Emmanuel Macron led the traditional military parade on the Champs Elysees. Bastille Day on July 14 commemorates the day the French people took over the Bastille prison in Paris in 1789, which led to the French revolution. Watch the Paris fireworks live from 11PM CEST by clicking on the...

Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) protesters clashed with police on Paris' Champs-Elysees as the military parade celebrating France's Bastille Day drew to a close on Sunday afternoon (July 14). French president Macron, who traditionally "reviewed the troops" during the military parade on the Champs-Elysees earlier on Sunday, was welcomed with boos from Gilets Jaunes among the audience. The protesters were not wearing the infamous yellow vest, but they chanted "Gilets Jaunes! Things are going to blow up!" and "Macron, we're...

An armed flyboard rider was among the highlights of this year's Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Sunday. It was part of a demonstration of new military technology that also included ground robots. The jet-powered flying device was designed by French inventor Franky Zapata, who was given a €1.3 million development grant. Macron gave an approving nod as the device was demonstrated. “Proud of our army, modern and innovative,” he later tweeted. The parade also included several flypasts. Source

President Emmanuel Macron spoke of the importance of common defence and security on Sunday as he marked Bastille Day celebrations in France. In his annual July 14 message, he said: “Not since the end of the Second World War has Europe been so necessary.” His message was posted as he prepared to host other world leaders at a military parade in Paris. “Building European defense, in connection with the Atlantic Alliance … is a priority for France,” he said. “It...
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Bassil marched alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Toronto Pride In a new digital short for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), director Nimisha Mukerji provided a space for queer Syrian refugee Bassil to tell his incredible story of survival. Awake & Dreaming opens on Bassil asking the audience to let him tell them “about a place where Muslims and Christians lived together as neighbors, where women could get an education…where you could feel safe inside your home.” “Now imagine that place...
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Israel’s Kfar Saba just had its first ever Gay Pride Parade. While Israel is no stranger to Gay Pride Parades and events, with eight cities including Tel Aviv holding annual events, Kfar Saba is new to the idea. That said, Kfar Saba has now joined the ranks of those other cities and held its first parade. Over 2,000 citizens and guests got together to take part in the inaugural pride event earlier today. Those who actively participated in the march walked...
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Philadelphia Pride has announced the names for its Grand Marshal panel, and for the first year ever it’s introducing a couple to the mix. Every year, Philadelphia Pride Presents releases a list of people who will carry the title of grand marshal. Philly likes to celebrate several grand marshals with different titles and categories including youth grand marshals. This years, they’re even including a Grand Marshal Couple. The couple gaining the inaugural honor are Dante Austin and Robert “Tito” Valdez. Austin...
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Organizers cite tension with LGBT community, including mishandling of the Bruce McArthur serial killer case. Police in Toronto have withdrawn their application to march in the 2018 Toronto Pride parade, ending efforts to appeal a rejection by parade organizers. Toronto Pride initially banned police from marching last year after Black Lives Matter demonstrators interrupted the parade to protest police brutality. The call for a ban intensified in recent months as outrage grew over police’s handling of a serial killer case that...
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Vice President Mike Pence invited the Irish PM and his partner to his house for dinner apparently The openly gay Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) has made history after he marched in New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade. Leo Varadkar joined in the parade with his partner, Matt Barrett, after a visit to the US where he met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. His participation in the event is notable because it was only two years that a ban...

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